Norfolk Heritage Farm is located just outside the town of Montrose, PA. Throughout the year this old traditional town has wonderful celebrations, Memorial day parade, the 4th of July Parade is the largest parade around, Chocolate and Wine festival, Blueberry festival, Strawberry festival etc. Look on the Montrose website to see events that have been planned. Please be aw
Norfolk Heritage Farm is located just outside the town of Montrose, PA. Throughout the year this old traditional town has wonderful celebrations, Memorial day parade, the 4th of July Parade is the largest parade around, Chocolate and Wine festival, Blueberry festival, Strawberry festival etc. Look on the Montrose website to see events that have been planned. Please be aware that this years July 4th festival has been cancelled. The neighboring Harford Agricultural fair is still scheduled in August, with all sorts of animals, exhibitions, and rides.
Site #1 (a) Pitch your tent on our 6 acre pond surrounded by nature. This is a very quiet site overlooking the pond. This site is accessible most of the time by car, it is about 200 yards from the actual barn. There is no running water at this site and so it is essential that you bring your own containers. (These may be filled at the tap by the barn, the water is clean, drinkable and is from the same well that the main house uses) Cook over a fire pit or the grill and enjoy the peace and quiet while watching the wildlife. This site is accessed via a mowed trail across a wild grass field. It is accessible by all types of vehicles, but 4 wheel and all wheel vehicles will have a better time navigating when wet, and 2 wheel cars may get stuck. In this instance it may be necessary in very wet conditions to walk 50 yards to your site. The site does not flood and the area where you camp is not soggy.
Site #1 (b) This site is on the opposite side of the pond, and is similar to the site 1(b), the access to this location along a dirt road and is therefore more accessible by a vehicle that does not have all wheel or 4 wheel drive. These sites are visible to each other but are far enough away to give privacy.
Site a and b and c may be booked together for either large groups or for just more seclusion. If a large group books both these sites and you want access we shall accommodate you by mowing a pathway to make each campsite accessible to each other.
Site #2 This site is situated in close proximity to the main barn, is is located at the rear of the barn on grass. This location lends itself to being able to watch the horses exercised but is private enough that early in the morning and at night is is out of site and no one will be walking around your campsite. It has the added benefit of being close to the animals and also a flushing toilet. This site is also perfect for someone with a disability since the tent maybe set up very close to the barn for ease of maneuverability. The aisle way in the barn is all cement, and once the lounge and bathroom area is completed these facilities will be handicap accessible.
Site #3 This site is remote and is not accessible via a vehicle, the vehicle must be parked in the parking lot and all gear must be carried to this spot. It is situated on the top of the hill overlooking the beautiful landscape of Susquehanna County.
Site #4 This site is also remote and is only accessible via a vehicle after the hay has been cut and if it has not rained on the hay field recently. This spot is also located on the highest point in the area and overlooks the fields and woods. This site is perfect to watch deer and bird-watching.
All sites are provided with a table and chairs, fire pit, charcoal grill, tent and a toilet bucket. (This toilet tent and bucket must be assembled by the camper and taken down upon their departure, and bucket must be emptied.)
In the event of storms, the indoor arena may be used to pitch the tent for a night or duration.
Pets welcome on a leash.
The farm also a petting farm, with chickens, horses, miniature horses, miniature donkey, dwarf goats, sheep and alpacas, all are friendly. We also have Scottish Highland Cows, please be aware, they have electric fence on the inside of the metal panels. We also have peacocks for you to view.
At the pond are two boats, one canoe and one simple row boat. These are for everyone's use and are free to use, please be courteous and share.
In the pond we have Large and Small Mouth Bass, Perch, and Sunnies. Feel free to fish, but always catch and release the small ones. Please bring your fishing poles and bait.
Additional: Please feel free to visit the animals at any time, but only enter the animals while supervised by a barn employee. These are therapy and petting animals, but still animals, watch fingers!
Horse back riding and Miniature Cart Driving are available in 1 hour increments, these are for an additional Fee. The instructor is trained in teaching regular lessons, but also therapeutic riding, and teaching equestrians with disabilities.
Fresh Farm Eggs available for Purchase
Cases of Water available for Purchase
Charcoal available for Purchase
Fire Wood available for Purchase
Additional items families may wish to bring:
Life jackets (we do not have any)
If children wish to ride please bring their bike helmets to ensure proper fitting.
Fishing poles and tackle
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 94%
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This place is AMAZING! You couldn't get a better host. The spot was impeccable. The petting farm was icing on the cake. You can feel the positive energy of this place. The Camp was away from the main house and the farm, so it was very quiet.
I will definitely be returning soon.
Thank you Mary for sharing this gem!
This farm is awesome. Mary gave us a personal tour. Animals galore. The campsite by the lake is perfect. The fishing was great. My 7 year old caught four fish and even more smiles.
Mary’s rock star farm was awesome!
Superb superb time staying at Mary’s farm. Mary was so kind to greet my group and I (even though we camp at separate times) and showed us around on the farm as well as the adorable animals.
We stayed further from the farm on this patch of land that they mowed out and made available to campers. Right next to a good sized lake with even a canoe. Was about 9 of us and we all had an amazing amazing time.
They even chopped wood for us. Mary and her family are the best and understand how to be great hosts. Would stay here again for sure.
We had such an amazing time here! It was a perfect combination of camping lakeside and hanging out at the farm. I absolutely loved petting all the animals- they were all so friendly and docile! Mary and her family were so welcoming and accommodating. She let us camp out in the indoor paddock our first night since there was heavy rain and strong winds. We had an absolutely wonderful time and can’t wait to go back.
The best place to stay not just for kids!!!
We did fishing,boating, horseback riding,there so many bird and at list 2 owls.Kids learned more about animals.Place are super! Definitely will come again.
Mary and Jessica are very friendly.
Absolutely wonderful ....
Mary is an awesome host. The property was so beautiful. We camped right by the lake, caught some sunnies and bass on the boat provided and enjoyed every bit of our weekend. The tour of the farm was so cool. We got to interact with so many animals. It’s a truly great spot.
Beautiful and secluded
Camping here was lovely. We enjoyed checking out the animals and petting the goats and horses with our kids. The sites themselves are definitely off the beaten path. You drive up a 'road' in a mowed hay field to get to the site. The pond location looked a bit more road like, but the one we had up the hill had some tricky moments particularly because we had a lot of rain. That said, minivans aren't exactly great field cars. That said, the site was gorgeous and very private. There is plenty to explore on the farm as well as multiple state parks with great hiking near by. The hosts went above and beyond to make sure we were situated and had all the things we needed. Definitely a great stay.
The farm was a quiet oasis and a nice spot for our family to stay at. The host was friendly and the kids enjoyed seeing the animals. We were on the south side of the pond. It was a recently mowed field so still brushy (make sure to bring shoes) and it didn't have any shade so it got real hot in the afternoon sun. Definitely need to bring a sun shade if you are camping here in the summer. We had fun catching bluegills, watching the amazing fireflies, and awesome stargazing. Hope to come back one day!