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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

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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 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

Fishing poles are for rent. 

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

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Mary a message!
  • 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: 100%

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Paddling
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Natural features you'll find at Horse and Animal Petting Farm in Pennsylvania.

Swimming hole

6 acre pond

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The vibe at Horse and Animal Petting Farm

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Hipcamper Britney
Britney C.
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(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

We had a great time. We were warmly welcomed and my kids’ MANY questions about the animals were patiently answered. A beautiful, quiet spot.

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on May 30th, 2018

Thank you so much Britney, I am glad you had a wonderful time, hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Yoni
Yoni S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

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!

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Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on May 30th, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you, and I hope that you visit us again. Thank you for the positive feedback.

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Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2018

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.

petting the Highland cattle
Hipcamper hung

Mary’s rock star farm was awesome!

Hung T.
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(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2019

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.

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

I am so sorry that I have not responded sooner to your wonderful post. It was a pleasure to be your host and I am looking forward to the opportunity in the future.

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Hipcamper Jacquelyn

Amazing!

Jacquelyn L.
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(Dispersed site)
May 17th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on May 18th, 2020

It was wonderful to meet you and you are welcome to come back at any time. Hope you got to see the baby beaver!

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Hipcamper TETIANA
Tetiana V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on July 27th, 2020

I am so glad that your family had fun, and wow what a fish your caught. Congratulations!

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Hipcamper Erin

Absolutely wonderful ....

Erin M.
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June 15th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, I am glad that you had fun and I hope to see you again in the future.

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Hipcamper Lindsay

Beautiful and secluded

Lindsay T.
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(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed our farm and hope that you will consider returning. It was a pleasure showing you all our friendly animals, and I am sorry that the thunderstorm made your minivan struggle up the the campsite, but we are always here to help anyone's "herbie" keep trucking!

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian G.
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(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your honest review. This was a newly mowed campsite which we shall be mowing weekly to cut down on the rough grass, we have also taken your advice and will be changing the mowing area to include more shade. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit, and we will strive to improve each campsite every year. We are actually starting on creating a new campsite on the far side of the pond, but this site will be mostly shaded, so I am not sure how this will balance out. LOL. I hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you again.

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Property
Nature at its best.
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$30/night
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