What fun we had today! Thank you so much for providing the (wreath making) program and I look forward to participating every year and with more programs as well! – Jenni L.
We visited Up Yonda in late November for a wreath making class. It was outstanding!!! Our instructor was helpful, enthusiastic, and kind. His friendliness and accommodating personality made for a great experience. We will be back for many years to come. It was cool to do it yourself (they provided ample decorative embellishments like BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE BOWS) and it was so much cheaper to do ourselves than buy in stores. Afterwards we had quite a bit of sap on our hands (that they helped us remove) but the sap on our hands wasn’t as prominent as the joy in our hearts. Highly recommend this place!!!! – Olivia W.
Both programs (Monarch Butterflies & Pond Life)were engaging for the grade span of students that attended. When leaving the trip the parents had positive comments regarding the program that was offered and the engagement that their child had with the program. Would highly recommend any programs to others – incredible job!
Our Girl Scout Troop and Chaperones had a blast! Thank you , Anna! – Pamelyn D.
Thank you for leading our hike yesterday. It was great to learn from someone who really appreciates and treasures the outdoors the way you do. Looking forward to another hike soon. – Lisa S.
Thank you very much for a wonderful day at Up Yonda. This was the perfect trip for my first graders. I feel both had a lot of experience with kids of this age and all of the activities and sites were age-appropriate. I am hoping to make this my end-of-the-year trip in the future as well. I can say some of them got hot and tired by the end of the after-lunch session, but they also enjoyed it very much. Thank you again! – Monique O.
My students had a great time and learned a lot. The two presenters did an amazing job engaging the kids, keeping them focused and teaching them! Acting out what life is like for creatures living in the pond was excellent. They loved the kinetic sand table and sensory garden! Such great additions since the last time I brought my class there. I would definitely recommend this program! Thank you so much!! – Amy T.
Awesome Tour! Anna was very knowledgeable and friendly. She answered all 8 million of our questions. – Robin P.
(My daughter) was recently assigned a Science project for her class (the prompt is to discuss weather and the water cycle). She loves to learn about new things and she was very excited to start researching at home and I was excited to help! While we were researching together, we came across the Up Yonda Farm educational links page ( https://upyondafarm.com/educational-links/ ). I wanted to reach out to thank you because a few sites on this page led us to find some great info her project and I am so glad that we found it! – LouAnne T.
Stopped by in the winter to do some snowshoeing with the wife and kids. Had an amazing time! The kids loved the story path and the view at the top was great. Staff was friendly and went the extra mile. 10/10 would come again. – Kevin M.
Nice place. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. – Nate A.
Great little farm for educational activities. Visited for a homeschool day. Educators were engaging and friendly. There were many live turtles to visit in the office. The museum was filled with local wildlife (taxidermy) and activities for kids. Many nature trails and a sugar shack. Looking forward to visiting again soon to explore more. – Kris M.
An amazing place to spend some time. Our little one was so involved with every activity there. Highly recommended to spend a few hours. – John A.
This place is amazing, for kids and adults of all ages! My husband, bother, sil, and I went with my 1 and 2.5 yo niece, and we had a blast. There was something for everyone, even the baby. The staff was very friendly and the place is well maintained. And only $5 a car load?! We ended up donating more on their website, which is an option. Everyone, especially my husband, loved the kinetic sand table. No cons at all. We will be back to spend the whole day exploring the trails, having lunch, and I want to check out their special programs. My favorite part was the pond where nets were provided, and we caught so many creatures (fish, crayfish, giant and small tadpoles, frogs, etc). We would even go back without kids because it was fun for us! There is also plenty to see and do if you are only able to go when they are closed. The butterfly garden, main house, and museum are closed. But the pond and nets are available, sensory garden, trails, and more are always available for use. – Kristin C.
Awesome experience. Rick was a wealth of information. Grandchild loved it. Customized walking stick and nature hike event was super. – Murray E.
Beautiful views, tons of fun learning activities for the kids, a story trail for them to read a story while exploring nature, and plenty of longer walks as well! – Stuart C.
Many trails to choose from the form loops back to the parking area. Easy and well marked. Be sure to stop at the vista! – Ethan S.
I loved this place! I wish my nanny kids had been with me. The story trail is a great, easy walk; the butterfly enclosure is small, but full of beauty; the sensory garden was a great deal of fun (even for a 40 year old nanny; the museum is well done & engaging; and the rest of the trails are well maintained. I can’t wait to go back again. – April B.
Highly Recommend, the kids and well as the adults love the little pond and catching frogs and tadpoles… Take the kids, they will love it – Lawrence B.
This the perfect place to bring all explorers, learners, and the nature-conscientious, young and old. We brought our toddler & preschooler and they absolutely loved it and we’re planning to come back year after year. They have tons of easy-to-walk trails (or steeper/more difficult ones for the more inclined [see what I did there? 😉🙄]); we brought our rugged wagon which made it fine on the easy trails, but I think a regular stroller would struggle. Bring a picnic lunch – there’s picnic tables or you can hike to the top of a hill to get a gorgeous view of Lake George. They have a story walk, you can learn about making maple syrup, there’s a pond where you can observe the inhabitants or catch frogs and HUGE tadpoles for a closer look (and release, of course). There’s a pretty little butterfly garden (right now -late July – they’re mostly chrysalis’). The conservationists/caretakers have such obvious depth of passion for spreading education about NYS wildlife, endangered species, invasive species, and caring for nature – it’s really inspiring 💚. This place is a true gem. Oh! There’s a museum with a Dino dig, a reading nook, coloring, tactile tables, pelts, bird watching. Everything you can imagine!! I can’t recommend this place enough!! $6 to park/enter per vehicle. Bring bug spray for sure and maybe your own hand sanitizer just in case. – Lizzie C.
Beautiful scenery. Hiked to the summit where we were rewarded with a perfect view of Lake George 👌 – Sally S.
Went to the sugar shack and walked a short trail. Lots of wildlife around the pond – Kevin M.
Great place for kids and families! – Marissa H.
This place is amazing! So much to do, and such a relaxing and enriching way to spend all or part of a day. There is nice, scenic hiking including a view of Lake George, a really cool sensory garden our kids loved, as well as the pond (our kids, 11 and 8, probably spent an hour and a half at the pond), a birding area, and a butterfly garden. And that’s just the stuff outdoors! There are also things to do indoors so this could make for a nice rainy day activity too. Everyone working there is incredibly helpful and friendly, and you can just tell the place is well loved and cared for. – Laura G.
What a great resource for the County! – Randy R.
Absolutely wonderful spot for children of all ages! I have been taking my grandchildren here for 20 years. Each group has loved the lectures, museum, projects, and trails. Our little Adirondack gem. – Carol M.
Fun walking and learning about the Adirondack. Great family adventure. – Matt S.
Friendly staff and beautiful grounds. – John F.
What a Great Local Gem in the Adirondack Park on Beautiful Lake George. Had my first visit today with friends and was given a fabulous tour of the property by Rick and Maddie as well as an education about Maple Sugaring. It’s a vast property with so much to see and experience. We took a tour of the trails and were shown a fabulous view of Lake George and the Surrounding Mountains. Many buildings are on the property with exciting attractions and an educational experience included. Definitely looking forward to returning in the warmer months to experience even more. Highly Recommend this local spot for individuals, families, & schools. Thank You Up Yonda Farm & Staff. – Seth L.
Such a great place, a hidden gem! The people here are beyond helpful. A very relaxing activity, snowshoeing! Thank you. – Nurse Aine
Great snowshoeing experience at the Up Yonda farms. Knowledgeable guide who walked us through the geology and history of the place. Icing on the cake is the Lake George view from the top point of the hike. Hot chocolate after the hike is a nice touch. Looking forward to coming back in Fall. – Nandana
Highly recommended. Went on a guided snowshoe adventure through the nature preserve. As a first time snowshoer, I was a little nervous, but the staff was encouraging and helpful. Check-in and snowshoe rental were seamless, as the staff was well-prepared. The adventure was led by a naturalist and experienced hiker/snowshoer who shared interesting information about wildlife and the ecology and geography of the area. Enjoyed the excellent view of Lake George as well as the bonfire and hot chocolate at the end. Will definitely return in the future. – George K.
My family rented snow shoes and went for a hike on their property. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to going back during the summer. – Thomas G.
Very nice place to visit and hike. Child friendly grounds with activities. Butterfly hut in the season. About three miles of trails to explore with great views of the valley and lake. Trails are well maintained and offer several areas to explore along the way. Be sure to check out the garden just north of the main grounds. – Paul H.
We took our grandkids to the Bug Fest. They had a wonderful time interacting with the staff and learned so much. Thanks again for an outstanding time. – Stanley M.
Love. This is a great place to visit for a picnic or learn about nature and historic Warren County. – Laura F.
We went for their halloween truck-r-treat and we were pleasantly surprised of this great find in the adirondacks! The safe environment for young kids was an easy method to trick r treating without the worry of darkness and cars. The grounds had an assortment of activities for the kids including live animals and craft projects. The farm donated their time and provided refreshments. What a great way to include the community- we will definitely attend next year! – Matthew L.
We weren’t sure how our kiddos would do there since they are all under 6. IT WAS A BIG HIT! The children loved it! They loved the Story Trail and trying to catch those frogs! Not one of them said they were bored or tired. On behalf of Butterfly Farm Daycare in Corinth, thank you! A true treasure for our area. – Sarah G.