While looking for houses upstate we became friendly with the owners of Apple Pond Farm. Sonja and Dick offer farm vacations, farming for kids and lots of educational classes. I’m obsessed with goats so they let me stop by often to play with the kids. If you’re looking for a weekend escape upstate with nothing fancy but the surroundings of nature and homesteading, I highly recommended Apple Pond Farm. You can also stop by on the weekends to check out all the farm animals.