Pineland Farms | 5,000 Acres of Year-Round Activities in Southern Maine January 28, 2019 11:12

Tucked away in the hills of rural Maine is a 5,000 acre campus and working farm that offers a public venue for recreation, education, business, special occasion celebrations and more. If you live in Maine, you may have seen their cheeses and natural meats at your local grocery store (we highly recommend the smoked cheddar), but Pineland Farms has so much more to offer than delicious cheeses and meats (as if we could ask for more than that!).

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1 | Recreational Trail System

Perhaps one of the most alluring aspects of the Pineland Farms campus is its' 30 kilometer trail system. The trails are open to visitors year-round for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with equipment rentals available at their Outdoor Center.

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2 | Disc Golf, Tennis, Bocce Ball, Skating and Sledding

In addition to the extensive trail system, Pineland Farms also offers three tennis courts available on a first-come, first-serve basis, an olympic-size bocce ball court, and two disc golf courses (one pro-level and the other more geared toward intermediate competition). In the winter, visitors can enjoy ice skating on the farm pond and kids will absolutely love sledding on the groomed sledding hill.

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3 | Education Through Hands-On Participation

One of the major goals of Pineland Farms is to foster an appreciation for agriculture and our natural surroundings through hands-on education. As part of this goal, they offer classes through their family programs and adult programs such as wild mushroom identification, butter-making and maple-sugaring, to name a few. Pineland Farms is also a great destination for school field trips, accommodating all ages from pre-k to adults.

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4 | Memorable Birthday Parties

Instead of the standard bowling alley birthday party, why not create a memorable and educational experience with Pineland Farms? Kids will have the opportunity to get up close with farm animals, collect hen eggs and possibly even milk a cow. How fun is that?! But you don’t necessarily have to wait for your birthday for this experience, the educational Farmyard is open to the public year round from 10AM-4PM.

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5 | Activities for Disabled Veterans

Through their VAST program (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training), Pineland Farms hopes to promote the health and well-being of our disabled veterans through physical activity and camaraderie.  VAST offers free, year-round activities to our veterans including rifle shooting, archery targeting, fly tying and much more. The program is funded in part by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, but if you’d like to help support the program and our veterans, donations are always welcome.

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6 | Weddings, Corporate Gatherings and Special Occasions

With everything you could possibly need for an unforgettable event, from lodging to catering and everything in-between, Pineland Farms is a great choice for your next family or company gathering. With the rural, peaceful setting, it won’t feel like you’re only minutes away from two of Maine’s biggest cities, and their experienced staff knows how to make your event run smoothly.

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7 | World Class Equestrian Center

The state-of-the-art Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms boasts indoor and outdoor arenas, housing for athletes and stabling for up to 30 horses.  They train, breed and promote Morgan horses, which happen to be the first true American breed of horse. Riding lessons are available and the center hosts livestock shows throughout the year.  The facility is also available for events, and offers a banquet hall and conference room in addition to the arenas.

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8 | The Market

Before you leave, make sure to stop at the market!  Bring home delicious local food, beverages and gifts. You can also eat in-house at their kitchen & deli.

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