Charmingfare Farm is a real working farm in New Hampshire. Fields are plowed and planted, rooster crows can be heard in the morning, and barn cat still chase mice. There's much more, however, that visitors will find the farm offers. From farm animals for visitors to pet and feed to North American wildlife like wolves and bears to see, there are plenty of animals to delight guests.
During the summer, the farm hosts summer camps, field trips, and special events, such as magic shows, concerts, Reptile Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, and more. The fall season brings hayrides, pumpkin pickin', Halloween rides, and horseback trail riding. Visitors can enjoy Christmas events, sleigh rides, and the Sugar Shack during the winter.
Many traditional farm animals call Charmingfare Farm their home. Kids will delight in the Oakhurst Dair Discovery Barn, where they can pet the animals. After a visit with the farm animals, visitors can follow a path leading into the woods. Within the trees, guests will find the wildlife exhibits, home to several of the greatest predators in North America. An array of rides, activities, and demonstrations are also offered throughout the day at the farm.
The admission ticket includes horse-drawn rides, visiting with farm animals, tractor train rides, pony rides, the "hand-on" petting area, and the wildlife exhibits. Charmingfare Farm is home to alpacas, chickens, dairy cattle, beef cattle, draft horses, donkeys, llamas, emu, miniature horses, ducks, rabbits, geese, Nigerian miniature goats, Katahdin hair sheep, oxen, saddle horses, Old English baby doll sheep, turkeys, ponies, pigs, and peacocks. Some of the animals featured in the wildlife exhibits include red-tailed hawk, black bears, lynx, grey fox, cougar, fallow deer, and eagle owl.
The wagon rides at Charmingfare are the closest thing to an old-fashioned hayride, offering a great experience for the entire family, a group from work, or church groups. Visitors should plan for about ninety minutes for the ride. Guests will board the wagon and enjoy the journey to a secluded pine grove where they can enjoy a campfire. Visitors are welcome to bring refreshments, roast marshmallows and hot dogs, and tell stories around the fire. The farm offers sticks to use for roasting at the campfire, as well as picnic tables.
Horse-drawn carriage rides are perfect for visitors of all ages. The carriage rides at Charmingfare offers visitors a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour as they enjoy a ride around the farm. The driver of the carriage shares educational and interesting information about the Charmingfare's animals and farming practices, and will gladly answer any questions riders may have. The one-hour ride travels past babbling brooks, along scenic logging trails, and by green pastures with grazing Katahdin sheep and Lowline cattle. It's not rare to see wild turkeys, deer, moose, and other New Hampshire wildlife along the ride.
Visitors to Charmingfare can enjoy spectacular scenery and fresh air during a horseback ride along the farm's trails. Guests of all riding levels are welcome to ride the trails. All trail rides are led by an experienced and friendly guide. Horse-back trail rides travel through picturesque meadows with grazing animals, as well as through the forest, where visitors may catch a glimpse of wild turkeys, foxes, maybe even a moose.
774 High Street, Candia, New Hampshire, Phone: 603-483-5623
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