A visit to Queens County Farm

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve convinced myself to love fall. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather we’ve been having, but I’m getting such a rush from the colorful leaves, the hot beverages, and – yes – even the slight chill in the mornings. Only the slight chills, though.

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Keeping in spirit with my desire to constantly be on vacation, last Saturday I rounded up my community group and dragged them to Queens County Farm. Although technically in New York City, it feels like a world away – and not just because of the 1-hour train ride and 30-minute bus ride we endured to get there. Queens County Farm is practically in the countryside compared to Manhattan, and right now it is basically a Fall Wonderland (can that be a thing?)

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The farm is small but there’s no shortage of things to do and see. We perused the gift shop, took a hayride and part of the group saw a show. They happened to be having an event on wildlife, so we were able to see and pet and feed various animals, which is a pretty rare experience for a  bunch of city folk!

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Overall, it was such a fun weekend adventure and a great way to feel like we were worlds away from the city when really, we were still within its borders. Queens County Farm is open every day, year round, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free except during special events (we paid $9 because of the wildlife, which is a steal for ANYTHING in New York).

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