Things to Do

  • Hiking on our 3+ miles of trails.
  • Self guided nature exploration using our interpretative signs and QR codes.
  • Chat with a Naturalist and meet some local turtles in the Farmhouse.
  • Naturalist Presentations 10 & 2 on Saturdays, daily from June 20 to Labor Day.
  • Picnic by the pond (carry in-carry out).
  • Use your senses and explore Alice’s Sensory Garden.
  • Learn about pollinators in the Butterfly Garden.
  • Read a seasonal story on the Children’s Story Walk on the Sugar Trail.
  • Explore the pond and examine some of the critters you find.
  • Take a NYS Natural History walk along the Sugar and Base Loop Trails.
  • Check out the interactive exhibits in our Museum: Adirondack Animals, Pollinators!, Watersheds, & Birds.
  • Go on a treasure hunt for any of the 5 Geocaches found at Up Yonda Farm

Make a day of your Up Yonda Farm visit and check out new educational opportunities!


The Naturalist Snapshot is a new series of “drop-in” programs currently being offered on Saturdays, and will be offered daily during open hours this summer. Up Yonda Farm Naturalists will offer a short program on a variety of topics to introduce guests to activities and exploration at Up Yonda. Naturalist Snapshots are included with a paid Day Use Fee or Up Yonda Farm Membership! Check out the calendar to see what’s on deck for the upcoming week!

Weekday Hour-Long Program Descriptions:

Naturalist-led hike – Join Up Yonda Farm Naturalists on a hike to explore the forest at Up Yonda, and learn about Adirondack flora and fauna while you’re at it! All hikes will cover roughly a mile of gradual uphill terrain unless otherwise noted. Meet at the Farmhouse to complete check in and to begin the hike. Fee of $5 per person applies, in addition to per vehicle day use fee.