We offer two types of tours led by staff and other experts. Participation is limited to 30. Registration may be required. Tours last 1-3 hours depending on group’s time restraints.
The first is designed for organizations and businesses, and focuses on the special interests of the participating group. Suggested topics: growing fields and organic farming; the history of New England farming as evidenced by the farm’s buildings, trails, stone walls and woods; or the farm’s wildflowers.
The second is for anyone and provides a general introduction to Holly Hill Farm, its growing fields, woods, barnyard, farm animals, and historic barns.
Walk the Trails
There are extensive walking trails throughout our 140 acres that are open to the public from dawn to dusk for passive recreation. Dogs are welcome but we ask that you keep them out of the planted fields.You can purchase trail maps in the vestibule outside the Farm Office.
Questing is an educational treasure hunt and an outdoor experience that involves following a map and a series of clues to find a hidden box where you sign the guest book, leave your comments and an imprint of your personal stamp (if you have one). South Shore Quests are a great way to enjoy nature by turning a walk into a treasure hunt. Get your exercise while exploring wildlife and plants, learn a bit of geology and/or history in the bargain! Allow one hour to complete the Holly Hill Farm Quest through the farmyards and trails of surrounding woods. Boots are recommended footgear. You can purchase a Quest booklet for $5 starting in April at the Farm Stand. Exact change is appreciated.
Visit the Barnyard
The barnyard is home to our pony Pumpkin, his friend Nugget, hens, roosters, Pepper the rabbit, Dwarf Nigerian goats Belladonna and Lady Liberty, and our newest member Benji the Sicilian miniature donkey. Visitors are welcome but please don’t feed the animals.