On the way to the Alpaca Farm, we will start the day with a visit to the Eagle Rock Reservation, which includes the Essex County 911 Memorial. The park is an Essex County forest reserve and recreational park
Here you will enjoy a majestic viewpoint where you can see the whole New York City skyline from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Next we will drive to the country side to visit an Alpaca Farm. Meet the passionate owners and receive a guided tour of the barns and grounds. Learn about the history of the farm, the alpacas, their care, breeding, natural history and fleece use.
You will have opportunities to interact with the beautiful alpacas including hand feeding them.
Photo from our 2016 visit to the farm.
Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the farm and take a short walk to a beautiful picturesque river and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
You will also find a small store selling a wide range of items made from the Alpacas luxurious fleece.
Next we will visit Waterloo Village which is a restored 19th-century historic Canal village that currently operate as an open-air museum.
The village contains a working gristmill, a general store, blacksmith shop, a canal museum and several other historic houses including an early 19th-century log cabin farm site.
In many of the buildings you will find historical trades being demonstrated by skilled workers.
You will have ample time to walk around and enjoy this historical village captured in a time zone surrounded by natural beauty.