Agritourism

Agritourism is the crossroads of tourism and agriculture: when the public visits working farms, ranches or wineries to buy products, enjoy entertainment, participate in activities, shop in a country store, eat a meal or make overnight stays. Picking your own apples and pumpkins in a beautiful orchard is just one of the fun and fabulous activities waiting for you at Minard's Family Farm.

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Take a ride on the Apple Express
Explore our one-of-a kind 2.5 acre corn maze
Get a workout on our Tumble Bus
Release your inner spider on our kid sized web
Agritourism in the Hudson Valley
Get a lesson at Minard's Schoolhouse
Go on safari with our unique "Apple Slingshot"
Pick your own pumpkins from our patch
Defy gravity on our 40'x70' Bounce Pillow
Play Barnyard Football & Baseball
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Tour the farm on our hay ride
Face painting, sand art, & pumpkin painting
Take home memories from our on-site photographer
Join in on Tug of War
Relax with Apple Checkers
Watch the kids climb Tire Mountain

Agritourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the eco-tourism industry. There is nothing new about this form of travel, which involves visiting a working farm or other agriculture-oriented property and perhaps even sampling the day-to-day lifestyle of the people who tend the crops or livestock there. Tourists have been staying at Italian vineyards and Rocky Mountain ranches for decades. The idea of relaxing in a beautiful setting or sampling the adventurous Old West lifestyle is certainly still part of the attraction of agritourism. On some farms that welcome tourists, however, the goal is less about providing a unique vacation and more about fostering a deeper understanding of the farming process through education and hands-on experience.

Escape from the stress of traffic jams, office cubicles and carpooling! Minard's Family Farm will teach your children how food is grown and that milk actually comes from a cow - not a carton! Enjoy a drive to the country and spending the day together, especially in these digital days.