Our Facilities

  • Two people using the TopoBox, one has hand extended over the brightly colored sand
  • A group gathers in an indoor garden around tall plants

Discover the natural beauty of the Adirondacks in upstate New York.  Up Yonda Farm offers 73 acres with a spectacular view overlooking Lake George. Public nature programs on a variety of topics are presented year round. Natural history exhibits featuring a diorama with native mammals and birds are housed in the museum. Watch for wildlife outdoors as you hike along one of our woodland trails. There are perennial gardens, including a butterfly garden from late June to August. Special programs for schools and groups are available by reservation.

  • Farmhouse Welcome Center – Start your trip here! Follow the bear footprints up to complete guest Check In and pay the Day Use Fee. Chat with a Naturalist who will help you plan your visit, review a trail map, or get information on what events are going on at Up Yonda Farm. Don’t forget our turtle exhibit! We also have local maple syrup, honey and field guides for sale.
  • Hiking Trails – almost 3 miles of well marked easy-moderate hiking trails through the property.
  • Museum Hands-on exhibits for learners of all ages! Learn about Adirondack animals, birds, and pollinators with our taxidermy and multimedia exhibits. Try out our augmented reality sandbox (TopoBox) and experience geology and geography concepts first hand!
  • Pond – Use a net and collection bucket to get a closer look at some of the aquatic animals living in the water. Nets available Saturdays in May and June and daily during open hours July-August. Please check our Events Calendar for temporary closures of this area due to private programs being conducted.
  • Butterfly Garden – Observe the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly from egg to butterfly from late June – August.
  • Sensory Garden – A great place for quiet reflection or creative play at the north end of the property.
  • StoryWalk on the Sugar Trail, changes seasonally.
  • Sugar House – Open and staffed for programs during sugar season (March), open for self guided tours in July and August.
  • Auditorium – Learn about local history, or attend a Naturalist presentation in this converted rustic structure.
  • Geocaches – Try your hand at a real world treasure hunt using GPS on your phone.