We were lucky enough to find out about this local working farm last Fall from one of my local Facebook groups. Muscoot Farm is located in Katonah, New York in Westchester County. Since its only about a 10 minute drive for us, we visit at least once a month and have even gone twice in one weekend! G loves this farm. Its free to visit, but they do take donations. There is usually an event going on each weekend that is geared toward children and you can check their events calendar in advance. Activities include story time, hikes, arts and crafts, and my favorite, the farmer’s market. The farm is open all year round and is really beautiful after a snow storm.
Muscoot Farm was originally a “Gentleman’s Farm” founded by Ferdinand T. Hopkins in 1880 and operated as a dairy farm until Westchester County acquired the property in the late 1960s. Today, Muscoot Farm is a Westchester County Park that strives to preserve and interpret its agrarian past. Visitors may stroll through the original barns, visit with the animals, participate in educational programs or hike the many miles of trails. There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres!
On our visit yesterday we got to see several of the new baby animals that were recently born. There were baby poults (turkeys), baby cows, baby sheep! The animals are so beautiful and you can tell that they are pretty happy living here.
Here are some pictures of our last few trips: