Animal experience hosted by Karl & Margaret

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 16.
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

A Ten Apple Farm goat hike is a two hour recreational and educational goat experience. You'll meet your hosts (and our herd of Alpine dairy goats), and hear about their 16 years of experience with goats and living on a small family farm. Once we've met the goats and the many other animals residents of the farm, we’ll set off on a hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with the goats and Philip our sheep! The hike consists of an approximately one and a half mile loop trail through our woods on lightly groomed trails. Along the way we’ll talk about goats as pack animals, what they eat, and you’ll learn a thing or two about raising and caring for goats. There's lots of time for interacting with the goats, asking questions, or just soaking in the Maine woods and these adorable, fun animals. We end the experience with fresh goat milk and homemade cookies!

Please note: Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. 5 and 6 year olds should plan to hold a parent's hand during the hike. (Children under 4 must be carried).

Other things to note:
The hike is not strenuous, but there is a little bit of steep terrain in 2 spots. We have rope railings on the trail to assist with getting up and down in those spots, but guests who have bad knees, hips, or other difficulties with uneven or steep terrain should be aware.
A Ten Apple Farm goat hike is a two hour recreational and educational goat experience. You'll meet your hosts (and our herd of Alpine dairy goats), and hear about their 16 years of experience with goats and living on a small family farm. Once we've met the goats and the many other animals residents of the farm, we’ll set off on a hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with the goats and Philip our sheep! The hike consists of an approximately one a…
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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh goat milk and cookies
  • Equipment
    Snowshoes for winter hikes with goats, Deet based insect repellent in summe...

Meet your host, Karl & Margaret

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 129 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz are the husband and wife team behind five books on food and farming, including the memoir The Year of the Goat, the guide Living With Goats, and the two volumes of the Portland, Maine Chef’s Table cookbook. Margaret is a writer who has worked in book publishing, corporate communications, and as manager of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. Karl is a photographer and communications strategist who has worked at ABC Television, as an editor at Time Magazine, and as Director of Aurora Photos. In 2003 the couple left NYC to explore the world of goats across the USA. Since 2005, they have lived with their daughters on Ten Apple Farm, a homestead in southern Maine, where they raise dairy goats, tend a large garden and small orchard, make cheese, lead goat hikes, teach workshops, and operate a guest house
Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz are the husband and wife team behind five books on food and farming, including the memoir The Year of the Goat, the guide Living With Goats, and the two volumes of the Portland, Maine Chef’s Table cookbook. Margaret is a writer who has worked in book publishing, corporate communications, and as manager of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. Karl is a photographer and communications strategist who has worked at ABC Television, as an editor at Time Magazine, and as Direct…
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From ₹1,635
/ person
Thu, 12 Aug
₹1,635 per person
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
₹1,635 per person
Thu, 19 Aug
₹1,635 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
₹1,635 per person
Thu, 26 Aug
₹1,635 per person
₹1,635 per person
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Where you'll be

A Ten Apple Farm goat hike starts at our 1901 traditional New England connected Farmhouse and homestead. We have spent the past 16 years restoring the homestead's agricultural heritage. We are a diversified farm, so there's a little bit of everything here, and something for everyone: goats, pigs, sheep, mini horses, poultry, a large garden, fruit trees, and 18 acres of beautiful Maine woods and trails, on which we hike with the goats.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

Rachel
July 2021
We had the best time on our hike. We learned all about the goats and got to spend time feeding the baby ones and hiking with the adults. We appreciated our extremely kind and knowledgeable hosts and being able to spend time on their beautiful property.
We had the best time on our hike. We learned all about the goats and got to spend time feeding the baby ones and hiking with the adults. We appreciated our extremely kind and knowl…
Katrina
July 2021
Can we give the experience more than 5 stars? The hike with goats was just all around well-done and interesting. Karl and Margaret have a genuine story and they offer it to others so it’s wonderful to be with them. The goats are a hoot— and Karl & Margaret have good prep for you to enjoy the experience.
Can we give the experience more than 5 stars? The hike with goats was just all around well-done and interesting. Karl and Margaret have a genuine story and they offer it to others…
Marisa
July 2021
Definitely one of our favorite experiences during our trip to Maine! Karl and Margaret are so kind to share their story, home, and animals with visitors. The hike was beautiful (not too strenuous) and the animals were super friendly. We had amazing goats milk and cookies at the end of the hike, and learned so much about the land and the goats. I definitely recommend this hike for anyone looking for a fun outdoor activity!
Definitely one of our favorite experiences during our trip to Maine! Karl and Margaret are so kind to share their story, home, and animals with visitors. The hike was beautiful (no…
Audrey
July 2021
We had a wonderful visit with Karl and Margaret and the farm animals. Karl is so knowledgable and their story is fascinating. The goats are friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about them as we walked through the woods. Then we met more animals (including two sets of pigs, miniature horses, and chickens) and got to bottle feed some baby goats. The send off was (delicious) goats milk and cookies. Karl and Margaret are great hosts, very friendly, and took lots of time to answer our many questions about farm life and more. Visit them - you will be glad you did.
We had a wonderful visit with Karl and Margaret and the farm animals. Karl is so knowledgable and their story is fascinating. The goats are friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed learn…
Maryellyn
July 2021
Hiking with the goats and Phillip was such a unique experience. Karl and Margaret were very interesting and fun to hangout with. Definitely a great time for all of us! Highly recommend.
Jessica
July 2021
Such a wonderful experience!!! Would recommend this to anyone who loves animals and nature or wants to learn about animals and nature. Was an activity the whole family enjoyed! Even my teenager had a great time!

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  • Thu, 12 Aug
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    ₹1,635 per person
  • Thu, 19 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    ₹1,635 per person
  • Thu, 26 Aug
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    ₹1,635 per person
  • Wed, 1 Sep
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This time is popular
    ₹1,635 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Hiking boots, sneakers or other good walking shoes

Clothes appropriate to the weather & time of year