Animal lovers rejoice!
It turns out that taking a yoga class with a goat isn’t the only way to experience maximum animal cuteness.
What could top doing a downward dog next to a little goat you ask? How about hanging out with an adorable alpaca, that’s what!
Ontario is actually home to a surprising number of alpaca farms – 21 to be exact. And if you’re looking for an excuse to take a break from the city to visit the beauty of the country, you’re going to want to pay a local alpaca farm a visit.
Alpacas are not only very curious creatures, they’re also extremely friendly and gentle in nature, making them very fun to visit with.
Here are seven alpaca farms near Toronto that you can visit.
This is definitely one of the closer farms to Toronto, located under two hours west of the city, Split Rock Farms is home to a number of beautiful alpacas and is the perfect afternoon escape. Here you can explore the farm, visit with the animals and also visit the farm store where you can purchase locally made goods.
Address: 1652 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway
Hickory Lane Alpacas is a friendly, family-owned farm located just over two hours from Toronto. Visitors are invited to explore the farm and get up close and personal with the curious alpacas. In addition to 24 alpacas, the farm is also home to a number of beautiful horses and barn animals.
Address: 7326 Cty Rd. 9, Napanee
Kickin’ Back Alpaca Ranch is a friendly, family-run farm less than 3 hours from Toronto. It also happens to be home to one of the largest herds of alpacas in the province, with anywhere between 60 to 75 wonderful alpacas at one time. If you’re interested in spending an afternoon exploring the beautiful farm and meeting with the animals, the owners have asked guests to contact them in advance to book a visit.
Address: 734762 West Back Line RR 7, Markdale
Located just a little over two hours from the city, you’ll find one of the most welcoming alpaca farms in the province. The farm loves hosting visitors and will take guests to visit alpacas in the pasture and then guests can put the alpacas on a leash and take them for a walk down the country lane. Seriously, what could possibly be better than that?
Address: 2432 Cuddy Drive, Kerwood
Located just over an hour north of the city you’ll find Harmony Meadows Alpaca, a beautiful, 10-acre farm that’s home to a number of alpacas. If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle of the city, we highly recommend spending an afternoon visiting these adorable creatures.
Address: 6185 Sixth Line RR5, Belwood
This is a bit of a stretch for Toronto, but if you happen to be near Sault St. Marie you’re going to want to pay Meadowview Alpaca Farm a visit. It’s not only home to 165 alpacas that you can visit, the farm has an incredible shop where you can purchase beautiful clothing, bedding, yarn and toys all made from the softest alpaca fibre.
Address: RR#1, 908 Carter Side Road, Bruce Mines
Serendipity Farm is free to visit and is not only home to an adorable herd of alpacas, but llamas, too. When you’re done exploring the grounds and visiting with the animals, you can check out the farm store which sells beautiful handmade goods from local artisans and farmers, including clothing and accessories, seasonal produce, artwork and much more.
Address: 929 South Lavant Road, Lavant Station