We offer two types of tours led by Friends staff and other experts. Participation is limited to 30 and registration may be required. Tours last 1-3 hours depending on group’s time restraints.
Groups The first is designed for established groups, such as garden clubs, church groups, and businesses. The tour focuses on the special interests of the participating group. Suggested topics: growing fields and organic farming; the history of New England farming as evidenced by the farm’s buildings, trails, stone walls and woods; or the farm’s wildflowers.
Public The second is for anyone and provides a general introduction to Holly Hill Farm, its growing fields, woods, barnyard. farm animals and historic barns.
Walk the Trails
There are extensive walking trails throughout our 140 acres that are open to the public from dawn to dusk for passive recreation.
Please come take a walk, run, cross-country ski, or snow shoe. Dogs are welcome but we ask that you keep them out of the planted fields.
You can purchase trail maps in the vestibule outside the Farm Office. The Map of the Trails and Paths of HHF’s Cornelia and Richardson White Woods is $3, and the Guide to the Trails and Paths of HHF’s Cornelia and Richardson White Woods that includes five recommended walks is $3.
Quest. April 15 through November 15.
Turn a walk into a treasure hunt while exploring the outdoors! Quests start at a marked beginning point and include several clues hidden along the way. The last clue of each quest is a box containing a small guest book, a stamp pad, a rubber stamp, and answers to questions asked by curious Questers. Once the box is found, participants stamp the back page of their Quest book (as proof of accomplishment), and may write or stamp in the guest book.
You can purchase a Quest booklet for $5 starting in April at the Farm Stand. Exact change is appreciated as we have a locked ‘honor system’ box for payment. Thanks and enjoy the new Quest.
Visit the Barnyard
The barnyard is home to our pony Pumpkin, his friend Nugget, hens, roosters, Pepper the rabbit, and Dwarf Nigerian goats Belladonna and Lady Liberty. Visitors are welcome but please don’t feed the animals.