Early Childhood

Featured Petting Zoos

Indian Ladder Farms

Farm experiences can include apple and pumpkin picking, tasting fresh apple cider and cider doughnuts, hayrides through the orchards, walking the nature trails, and more. 342 Altamont Rd., Altamont, NY 12009. Tel: 518-765-2956. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Breezyway Farm Petting Zoo

161 Anawana Lake Rd., Monticello, NY 12701. 845-794-4543. The farm’s animals include calves, chickens, cows, donkeys, ducks, geese, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, bunny rabbits, turkeys, llama and a miniature pony for petting. Fee.

Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo

5135 Rome-New London Rd., Rome, NY 13440. 315-336-1930. Pet and feed animals and learn about them, from domestic to exotic species. Fee.

Old McDonald's Farm

There are lots of friendly animals to feed and pet at this farm. Groups can also explore areas like Goatville and the Rocking Ranch. 14369 County Rte. 145 (North Harbor Rd.), Sackets Harbor, NY 13685. Tel: 315-583-5737. Cost: Fee.

Overlook Farm Market

Meet and pet the animals at this rustic family farm, including pigs, goats, sheep, chicks, and Thomas the turkey. 5417 Rt. 9W, Newburgh, NY 12550. Tel: 845-562-5780. Cost: Fee.

Springdale Farm

700 Colby St., Spencerport, NY 14559. 585-349-2090. This petting zoo is home to barnyard critters like horses, cows, pigs, sheep, ducks and rabbits. Fee.