Visit Stonewall Farm

Activities at the Farm

123 acres of pastures, gardens, wetlands and forest await our guests for exploration and discovery. There is no entry fee to the farm,  and visitors are welcomed to tour Stonewall Farm’s barns, fields and forests.

  • Take a self-guided tour of the farm visiting the animals, gardens and Discovery Dome
  • Children will enjoy splashing in the brook and playing in our nature playground.
  • Story book hikes varying during the season to add fun and adventure for younger children.
  • Mountain bike trails for all levels maintained by NEMBA
  • Visit the observation bee hive in the Learning Center
  • Watch as we make maple syrup (Feb – April)
  • Enjoy a family picnic by the creek
  • Explore the woodlands in winter by snowshoes or cross country skis on our ungroomed trails
  • Purchase i gelato, fresh vegetables, cheese and other locally made farm products in our Farm Store

We also provide guided tours and educational programs for a fee including:

  • Seasonal Guided Farm Tours 
  • Sleigh and Hay Rides (weather permitting)
  • Birthday Parties
  • Educational Programs for Children and Adults (Visit our Education and Events pages for information)

Stonewall Farm hosts various public events throughout the year. For more information visit our Events web page.

 

Guided Farm Tours

We provide various type of farm tours from April through the end of October. The tours listed below can be scheduled for private parties at $65 for 45 minutes for up to 8 people. To schedule a tour email jdavenson@stonewallfarm.org.

  • Morning Chores on the farm – great for families with children!
  • History of the Farm
  • Pollinators Tour
  • Regenerative Farming
  • Pasture Walks (summer only)

Public Tours scheduled this summer include:

Pasture Walk and Grass Based Livestock Discussion with Sarah Flack, August 13th from 12 – 2pm

Join Sarah Flack and farm staff at Stonewall farm in Keene NH for an afternoon pasture walk and discussion about grass based livestock management.  We’ll talk about what you need to know to use grazing livestock to improve pasture soils, pasture plants and create more high quality forages for the animals.  We will walk the farms pastures and look at the plants, livestock and soils as we discuss the essential principals of good grazing management and how to apply those practices on your own farm to improve pasture productivity, build healthier soils and plants, and lower feed costs. $20 REGISTER

Sarah Flack is the author of The Art and Science of Grazing and Organic Dairy Production.  She is a consultant specializing grass based livestock production and known for her public speaking, workshops, books and numerous articles and fact sheets on a range of agricultural topics. Sarah’s approach in her consulting, writing and teaching is to empower farmers to create their own individualized management systems that can work successfully for them, their farm and family goals. She later studied Holistic Planned Grazing as well as the science behind pasture management in graduate school.

Pasture Walk for Soil Health, August 24th from 11 to 2

The New York Soil Health Trailer participates in field days across the Northeast demonstrating to producers how soil health helps their operation by providing technical soil services and grazing management education.Join UNH Cooperative Extension at Stonewall Farm in Keene for a presentation by Fay Benson, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County. Fay will cover preventing loss of nutrients and top soil through soil erosion by strengthening soil aggregates, identifying compaction in soils, understanding how carbon is removed from the atmosphere and stored in soil, and improving the soils ability to recycle and hold nutrients. The Soil Health Trailer is also equipped with a Rainfall Simulator, which will show how differently managed soils react to rainfall. This event will allow participants to measure compaction in the pasture and under the fence line with penetrometers in order to see the compaction caused by livestock. This event is free but pre-registration. REGISTER  

Hayrides & Sleigh Rides

Hayrides: $150 per hour. The wagon’s capacity is 15 adults but you can accommodate additional people by splitting the hour into 2 or 3 shorter rides instead of one longer ride.

Two-Seater Sleigh: $125 per ride (approximately 30 minutes).

Room rentals are separate. If the facility is requested with a hayride or sleigh ride, the regular room rates apply in addition to the hourly hayride rate. Cancellations: Must be at least 3 hours prior to the start time in order to receive a refund or reschedule.

Snowshoe Rental

Snowshoes are available for rent in the Farm Store located in the Learning Center.

Rates:

  • $20 from 9 to 3
  • $5 for 2 hours. 

 

Rent Our Facility

Gather with friends before or after in our first-floor Program Room, or our large second-floor Community Room. Ask for us to set up a fire in our fieldstone fireplaces.

For more information visit our Events page.

Ready to Make Your Reservation?

All rides are by reservation only; CONDITIONS ARE NOT READY FOR SLEIGH RIDES. 

Please check back frequently as we will post when conditions are ready for sleigh rides on our trails. We need enough snow cover to provide rides on our rocky and sometimes, too icy trails. 

 

we would like to thank all our major donors

 

Stonewall Farm is a community supported farm. We wouldn’t exist without the generous support from our donors and major sponsors. Thank you to all our major sponsors for helping to bring our programs to the community and keeping Stonewall Farm and its land protected and open to the public to enjoy year-round.