Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, NY

Indian Ladder Farms

Living in Upstate NY, visiting farms is something we love doing.  Picking apples and pumpkins in the fall, eating fresh cider donuts, and taking in the fresh air are all things I love about living in this area.

We have been to Indian Ladder Farms many times over the years.  The farm is located in Altamont, easy to get to from Albany and part of the Capital Region.

One of our favorites is apple-picking in the fall – we love to go as a family and enjoy the beautiful foliage too.

Indian Ladder Farms

My kids love picking berries too, just keep in mind you might want to try to get there early on a Friday (if your child isn’t in school) or Saturday because the berries can get picked out fast.  Plus, you’ll beat the crowds and the hot summer sun.

Berry Picking

Other times, we just want to amble around the farm and enjoy the beautiful setting.  Indian Ladder Farms located in Altamont, nestled in the Helderberg Mountains.  It is truly a beautiful surrounding, and we have both great memories and lots of nice photos from our time spent there.

Indian Ladder Farms

We usually venture first to see the animals.  There are goats, sheep, a giant bunny, cows, a donkey, chickens, and more.

Indian Ladder Farms

My kids love petting and feeding the animals, and we bring quarters so we can buy a few handfuls of animal food from the vending machines.

Indian Ladder Farms

There are hand-washing stations around the farm, but you may also want to consider having some hand wipes too.

Inside the main shop there is a gift shop, seasonal farm stand, bakery, and small eatery.

Indian Ladder Farms

I like to grab some fresh produce and cider donuts.  The gift shop is cute too (so be prepared for the kids to beg, especially since there are lots of kids toys).  The only time we have eaten there is for a holiday event, and the food was good (pancakes and french toast).

Indian Ladder Farms Goat

There is generally plenty of parking at Indian Ladder, although if you go during peak events (apple picking, cider donuts), expect the parking lot to be pretty packed.


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By | 2017-04-25T02:35:02+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Travel|6 Comments

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  1. Maryann D. April 25, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I live on Long Island but have never been upstate. I would absolutely love to visit Indian Ladder Farms. Seeing those animals would make me and my kids happy!

  2. Rosie April 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    What a nice place to visit! I love the sun hat, I make them, too, to give away. And I love little goats, as I used to have one ages ago. So fun!

  3. Alaina Monster February 24, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

    This looks like a great place to visit with the kids. My girls wpuks love the animals too!

  4. Barbara Alfeo February 25, 2018 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Looks so fun- so good to have outdoor adventures!

  5. Alicia February 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I have family in upstate NY so will have to visit here the next time I go. I think my kids would have fun there!

  6. Jasmine February 26, 2018 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Never traveled to that area but it sounds nice

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