GOAT HIKES!

“My first true goat love was an Alpine pack goat from Wyoming named Panzer… I felt like we connected, and this attachment somehow left me feeling more attuned to the environment I was exploring.” –from Living With Goats

We fell in love with goat hiking on a pack goat trip in the Wind River Range in Wyoming with the father of goat packing, John Mionczynski, during The Year of the Goat . We wanted to introduce the activity to Maine, and invite farm visitors to make connections to the outdoors and with these fun and beautiful animals.

A Ten Apple Farm goat hike is a two hour educational and recreational goat experience. The hike consists of an approximately one and a half mile loop through the woods on lightly groomed trails. There is some steep terrain. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. (Children 4 and under must be carried). Along the way we’ll talk about the wide variety of things goats are used for, including dairy, fiber, land management, as pack animals, and you’ll learn a thing or two about raising and caring for goats. After the hike, you’ll be able to sample some fresh goat milk and cookies!

$15 per adult, $10 for teens & seniors, $5 for kids (ages 5-12).

PLEASE READ:  IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT GOAT HIKING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made some important changes to our hikes. Our primary concern is safety, for our guests, our animals, and ourselves. With this in mind, for the foreseeable future we will:
  • Ask all visitors to wash their hands upon arrival at our new outdoor sink
  • Keep our experience outdoors as much as possible—please use the bathroom before arriving at the farm! (Our home bathroom will be available to guests in an emergency; a mask must be worn inside.)
  • Require visitors to wear masks when visiting the farm and interacting with our animals. (Visitors maintaining proper social distancing from other hikers and animals may remove masks while hiking.)
  • Limit public hikes to a maximum of 12 guests*
  • Serve milk outdoors in disposable cups, with fresh cookies in individual bags
  • Fully refund any cancellation for illness, up to the scheduled time of the hike
  • Our safety waiver is now available online — by purchasing a ticket, you agree to the waiver for yourself and all members of your party, including any minors in your party. We ask that you share the link to the waiver with everyone accompanying you to the farm.
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to end our hikes with a goat milking lesson in the barn—we will resume this fun piece of the goat hiking experience as soon as we can!

Postponement due to weather: We can’t take the goats out if it’s raining. We will be watching the weather and temperature forecast in the days leading up to the hike and will let you know within 24 hours of the hike time whether the hike is a go or not.

Cancellation policy: If we have to postpone the hike due to weather, we will reschedule you on the next available hike, schedule a new make up date for the hike, or offer you a refund. If you cancel at least 7 days prior to the hike date we can offer you a full refund. If you are not feeling well on the day of the hike, please let us know, stay home, and we will fully refund your tickets. Other than for reasons of illness, we can’t issue refunds without at least 7 days notice.

We are now taking all reservations for hikes through our website. Please visit our EVENTS PAGE for a full list of upcoming hikes, workshops & other events.

See the right sidebar for upcoming hikes ->

We also schedule private hikes for groups of up to 15 people. Ten Apple Farm goat hikes are a great team building activity for small companies or corporate groups. Contact us for pricing and to schedule your group!

View our winter goat hike video on you tube