Date Of Visit: July 22, 2017
Location: 86 E. Hampton Rd, Marlborough, CT
Hours: the website says to call for hours (860-906-7866)
Parking: There is free parking for a couple dozen cars. More parking may be available in nearby lots when they have special events
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Highlights: Family-friendly working farm with an eatery, general store, bed and breakfast, carriage house for events and farm animals
- It’s easy to miss the farm if you’re not looking for it
Website: The Farm At Carter Hill
Now that I have posted most of my posts from Salem up (I may have a few more to post later), I am catching up posts about places I visited this past summer and this fall.
One of the more enchanting places I visited this summer was a place I found by happenstance. During a trip to a park in Connecticut, my passenger and I noticed an old pickup truck parked by the side of what appeared to be a farm.
Tucked away off Route 66 in Marlborough, CT, Carter Tree Hill Farm has a farm, general store, barn used for entertainment and events.
The animals in the farm area are very playful and friendly. They really seem to like to play on their car. My favorite part of the farm, the farm area has several goats, chickens, ducks and even a peacock.
It was late July during my visit and the flowers were in bloom. Vibrant flowers were scattered around the farm and gardens.
The peak time to visit Tree Hill Farm is probably during the warmer seasons and fall. It must look very pretty there during the autumn with all of the leaves on the trees changing color. I also think it must feel good to be able to spend one of the first mild spring days there drinking a beverage outside after one of our long cold winters.
During the summer, Carter Tree Hill Farm shows movie on their projection screen.
The Carter Tree Hill Farm consists of a general store, outdoor eatery, bed and breakfast, ice-cream and outdoor pavillion for weddings, carriage barn for private parties or events and Hogs Breath Tavern as well as an animal farm.
The friendly staff made us a coffee and pored me an orange juice at no charge and allowed us free rein to explore the property.
The affable staff at Tree Hill Farm work hard to keep the garden and flowers clean and pretty. You can tell they take a lot of pride in their work by the way the property is kept after. We also spent a while talking to a worker about how much he loves to work on his plants and vegetables at the farm.
There is also a an old time filling station (not in use) and a barn where you can buy home made jellies (try the marmalade), other snacks and other merchandise at Carter Tree Hill Farm. Look at that gas price!
With its ample space, colorful plants and flowers and barns and animals to watch, Carter Tree Hill Farm is a great place to bring the entire family.
November 9th, 2017 at 3:56 am
(We buy petrol over here as you probably know) What my Dad paid for a gallon in the early 60s when I was a kid nowadays wouldn’t get you back to the road. It’s £1.20 a litre with 4½ litres to the gallon. That’s £5.40 a gallon, not 30 pence as it was then!
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November 9th, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Wow! Don’t you wish we had those prices today!?