Where the Buffalo Roam
Save one of your vacation days to visit the Creamery Brook Bison Farm in Brooklyn, convenient off Route 6 in the Quiet Corner. Wagon tours, close-up buffalo encounters, food, ice cream, and a farmyard petting area will keep everyone engaged.
If you’re with a group, take advantage of the guided tour, either walking or by wagon. My group had a great time on the wagon, because the buffalo came right up to us and thrilled the kids. The tour includes a session making ice cream and butter, as well as a walk to the petting area — the emu is adorable!
For smaller groups, the Bison Adventure Package is appropriate. It includes a wagon ride followed by a buffalo burger (smaller children may be bothered by this so be forewarned), chips, a drink, and ice cream. The farm also has seasonal activities, like easter egg hunts, pumpkin hayrides, and lots of ice cream events.
The grounds are beautiful, and there are picnic tables if you want to sit back and relax after your buffalo encounter. There’s also a gift shop with books on bison, as well as trinkets and souvenirs.
My favorite part of the farm is that it’s free range, meaning the buffalo are allowed to roam the grounds (and sometimes they stampede…very cool). They are fed only corn and grass, so the meat is healthier. They also ship frozen meat, so you can place an order and not have to worry about carrying it around with you for the rest of your trip.
So pick a sunny day and head to where the buffalo roam!