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.
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.
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.
We usually venture first to see the animals. There are goats, sheep, a giant bunny, cows, a donkey, chickens, and more.
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.
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.
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).
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.
You can visit Indian Ladder Farms at http://www.indianladderfarms.com/