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Travel to Thurman and spend a fun family autumn day seeing the sights and enjoying country friendliness at its best!
Showcasing farms, maple producers, a goat and sheep farm, sanctuaries, a tree farm and lumber mill promoting sustainable forestry this is a self-guided tour to 10 unique sites. Visit farms over 200 years old and others which have been carved out of our woodlands in this decade. The Quilt show, children's activities, trebuchet punkin chunkin', and animal encounters are some of the fun you will experience! Bring your camera to capture your memories!
Start your day at the Pancake Breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. Mike and Ralph serve up fluffy flapjacks ~ and it's all-you-can eat! Topped with pure Valley Road maple syrup ~ and ~ a pancake breakfast in the north country not a pancake breakfast without nationally known and what locals serve ~ Oscar's Adirondack Smokehouse sausages. Breakfast begins at 9am and continues until 1pm; $.
Martin's Lumber and Lucyann's Artistry, 280 Valley Road is a tree farm and lumber mill promoting sustainable forestry. Take a wood walk, also there are demonstrations of the mill. There will be a paper bead demonstration; stained glass garden accents; items available for souvenirs and gift-giving.
Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese, 484 South Johnsburg Road is the home of the award-winning cheeses ~ be sure you sample some, it is YUM squared! Nettle Meadow will be serving a Barn loft Buffet luncheon featuring their cheese paired with bacon crisps, garlic bruschetta, macaroni and cheese and others selections. On your tour take time to visit the girls on this goat and sheep farm. They are so cute! Nettle Meadow is also a Sanctuary of retired and rescued farm animals including fowl, horses, older goats and others. Also at Nettle Meadow Hidden Hollow Maple Farm will offer samples and have available for purchase their full line of pure Adirondack maple products.
Whitefield's Farm at 95 Mountain Road has pumpkins and fresh veggies at the farm stand, all natural turkey sausage to try and buy. Guest vendor H'Arts for the Home gluten-free baked goods and serving soup for the autumn weather.
At Toad Hill Maple Farm, 137 Charles Olds Road they will have sugarhouse tours and demonstrations, you can see how the evaporator works and try some maple samples. A beautiful team of Clydesdales will take you on a wagon ride to the sugar bush. You do not want to miss the Punkin' Chunkin' with the Toad Hill trebuchet. Take your best shot ~ WHAM!
Peru Llama Farm at 661 High Street you are going to have to be ready to pucker up for your llama kiss - it's required! A special contest for ages 10 and under is to search Peru Llama for a specific number of strands of colored bailing twine for a small prize ~ and play in a haymow. Do you know what a haymow is? Well you'll learn today!
Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary, 15 Mud Street is a diversified family farm and is one only two in Warren County to have earned Certified Organic status from USDA. See the non-GMO heritage pigs, their chickens, turkeys and fall veggies. From 10am until 2pm meet volunteers from the 11th Hour canine Rescue NY. Guest vendor Dawn's Delights offers fruit pies, brownies, cakes, coffee cakes and cheescakes.
Windy Ridge Farm, 52 Elmer Wood Road is a multi-generational home of the Wood family. Fun for kids include a farm-oriented sensory table. Meet Minnie the pony and her farm animal friends. Look over the farm products and sample the jellies, jams, and syrup ~ then take some home.
Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary, 15 Mud Street is a family farm producing organically-grown veggies and herbs. The also raise non-GMO heritage breed pigs and organically raised chickens and turkeys. Blackberry Hill is one of just two in Warren County that has earned Certified Organic status from USDA. From 10am-2pm meet volunteers from 11th Hour Canine Rescue NY. Guest vendor Dawn's Delights offers fruit pies, brownies, cakes and coffee cakes and cheeecakes. Dan Denn from Denn Handmade Knives will be on hand with his beautifully handmade in the Adirondacks wares.
Windy Ridge Farm, 52 Elmer Wood Road is a farm which has been worked for many generations by the same family. Here you will meet Minnie the pony and her farm animal friends. Sample the jellies, jams and syrup ~ then take some home! Maybe you'll get to help harvest a late-ripening crop ~ a photo op for sure!
Adirondack Ranch joins our community where memories of flourishing ranches are a cherished part of our local history. Here you can tour the scenic woodland and ride a haywagon to the pumpkin patch ~ more memory photos! Adirondack Ranch is on Mud Street.
The Thurman Quilt Show features the large display of newly-crafted along with vintage and heritage quilts. In the past quilting was a necessary craft - today these quilts are lovingly and painstakingly crafted works of art that continues the tradition. Other finely crafted items are available; there are demonstrations of various techniques and patterns. Take a chance in the raffle to win a quilt - buy your tickets before 2:30pm! The quilt show takes place from 9am until 4:30pm. Thurman Town Hall is at 311 Athol Road.
Also part of the tour is Adirondack 102 Club - Your Passport and Guide to the North Country by Marty Podskoch. Bring your book and have your Thurman "passport" stamped at Martin's, Toad Hill, Nettle Meadow, Whitefield's, Adirondack Ambiance, the Glen Lodge and Glen Hudson Campsite.
The Farm Tours takes place at these various locations from 10am - 4pm. Follow the signs to find this all day fun all over Thurman! Just a short drive from Exit 23 of I-87 the Adirondack Northway. A printable brochure and map are online - http://www.thurmanfallfarmtour.com
The Thurman Fall Farm Tour brings Talks Tours and Tastes of the country life in the Southern Adirondacks is free and sponsored by Thurman Station Association a proud member of Pride of New York.