The Original: Hugs & Hike with the Herd
Hands-on goat therapy
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- 40 US dollars$40
- Sholam Road
Did you know that spending time around animals reduces stress and increases feelings of happiness? You can double that when they are rescued goats! Come spend outdoor time in a small group with ample room for social distancing to meet some of the most affectionate goats there are. Visitors will get to meet and learn about each goat and breed as well as their rescue stories, behaviors and unique characteristics of the species. We are loaded with goat fun facts and corny goat puns to add a little laughter into our day! You'll also become part of the herd when we start a leisurely 1/2 mile hike through marked trails on our 15 acre property with the goats, who enjoy navigating the trails and foraging along the way. Watching the goats in a natural habitat and bonding with them is truly magical. We end with extra quality time with all of the goats, who love lots of attention, allowing for plenty of hugs, scratches, and photo ops. Everyone leaves with a sticker of their favorite goat. This experience is fun for all ages - we have an equal amount of adults and children. If a date or time isn't available on our calendar, please ask! We would love to accommodate you if we are able! Please note: *This activity is rain or shine, with the exception of local weather advisories or heavy downpour. * While you might be able to get an Uber/Lyft/cab to our location, it is VERY difficult to find the same service for the return trip. * There is a portapotty on-site as a convenience and for emergencies only. *Children must be supervised at all times. While our goats are all friendly, they are still goats! *While we LOVE dogs, we do not allow them in the enclosure on on the hike with the goats. You are welcome to use our fenced in orchard for your dog to sit while you are in with the goats as long as they are not disruptive to the rest of the group (barking, separation anxiety, etc) but we require advance notice if you need to bring your dog and please arrive 15 minutes early to get them settled.
This event is rain or shine! Refunds minus service fee if cancelled with more than 72 hours notice.
12 Sholam Road, Napanoch, NY, USA