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Although most sites are open from 10am to 4pm, be sure to check each site’s description as some do vary. Down load your directory/map ahead of time to help plan your day or pick one up at your fisrt stop. As you drive into Thurman (on route 418 by the Thurman Station, from route 28 at The Glen or off of route 8 on So. Johnsburg Rd.) look for signposts at various intersections directing you to each site. Plan enough time to see as many of the sites as you can and have a great fun filled day. (Be sure to gas up your vehicle before you arrive in town, as there are no gas stations in Thurman.)
(BH) Blackberry Hill Farm
15 Mud Street – 10am – 4pm
Blackberry Hill is a diversified family farm. The farm stand will be open offering up their line of breads, meats and more, plus other local items (like Upper Hudson coffee) and other locally made items. Plus enjoy their fresh-out-of-the oven wood fired pizza or a snack with organic soft Bavarian-style pretzels and other grab and go eat items like pastries, cookies, brownies other treats.
Don Potter Rd- 10am – 4pm
Candy Mountain will be selling maple syrup and pint n’ pancake mix packages. They have a “learning line” to show how the sap gets to the sugarhouse and is made into maple syrup.
(CE) Cranewood Estate
76 Buckley Rd 10am-4pm
Visit this historic farmstead and working sheep ranch at Cranewood Estate. Enjoy a hayride through the property where you can view the beautiful fall colors. Sit by the bonfire and relax with a beverage while taking in the views. They look forward to seeing you!
280 Valley Road – 10am – 4pm
Artisan Market: Neighbors and friends set up around the barn with their art, offering demonstrations and hands on activities through-out the day.
Chat with Ed Braley on the informative mushroom walks at 10:30, 12:30 or 2;30, learn identifying features and how a few are prepared.
Annette Burriello shares knowledge of wild plants and surviving in the wilderness. After a plant walk discussing plants that are edible and nutritious she offers a taste of her dandelion coffee and pemmican along with instructions to make your own.
Follow clues for a self-guided tree walk and #15 Clue in Warren County’s Letterboxing Passport.
269 Mud St.-10am – 4pm
Mud St.Maple will be open for sales. They have “All Things Maple” available for purchase. From syrup to maple coffee, maple walnuts, granola, Maple BBQ sauce, infused maple syrup and bourbon maple syrup. Stop in for a lunch packed with maple – serving maple chili, maple hot dogs, fresh made maple donuts and new for the fall farm tour – Maple Candy Apples. Bring a chair and sit by the fire pit and toast up a maple s’more. Kids activities include: leaf rubbings, scavenger hunt, Leaf Identification and a nature walk through part of our sugar bush.
484 South Johnsburg Rd. – 10am -4pm
The farm opens at 10 for tours on the half hour that will include visits to horses, mini-horses, mini-donkeys, pot belly pigs, goats, sheep, peacocks, all sorts of farm fowl, llamas, and scottish highland cows, as well as a smattering of barn cats. All are friendly and look forward to visitors. Cheese samples will be available up near the entrance of the farm, in the open air for safety purposes.
Coffee and Pumpkin cheese muffins will be served in the morning.
Lunch will be served in the barn loft from noon to 2pm. Cost is $20.00 and will include:
Macaroni and Cheese made with Kunik, CMF and No. 26 Cheeses
Chicken Pot Pie
Bratwurst, Cabbage and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Soup with a dollop of Apple Cider Fromage Frais
Calamity Crumble Salad with Bacon, Dried Cherry and Port Dressing
Apple Cider Syrup or Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Squares
Apple Cider, Coffee, and Water
799 NY Rte 418
Just as you cross the Hudson River into Thurman the Revolution Rail Co. offer railbike adventures. Call ahead or stop by to make a reservation. Learn about railbiking and tours offered, the ten opportunities in upstate NY include the 4 offered here in Thurman.
572 High Street 10am-4pm
TEF has developed a bodywear design and manufacturing art that uses century old lace-making machines to produce down to earth – lace-like fashions that merge old world craftsmanship with contemporary performance and sustainably values – everything is produced on-site in a virtually zero waste way. Take a factory tour, check out Tensengral bodywear, try an AMBI Bralette or our new Turtle Shell Collection – All Adirondack Originals Made in the Mountains of Athol, NY.
(QS) Thurman Quilt Show
Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd. – 9:30am – 3:30 pm
See a large display of quality quilted items made by the local ladies. You can vote for your favorite quilted item just for fun as well as boost the members incentive to continue in this line of work. There will be items to purchase:- coasters, pot holders/hot mats, place mats, table toppers/runners, wall hangings and maybe even some small quilts. Pick up a First Wilderness Heritage Letterboxing Passport, so you can follow Clue #14 during your tour of the town.
137 Charles Olds Rd. – 10pm – 4pm
Sugar house tours. Learn about the process of turning sap to syrup. Enjoy maple cookies, wagon rides over the covered bridge and through the sugarbush, punkin chunkin and product sampling. Visit the farm store stocked with maple products, confections and gifts.
190 Valley Road-10am to 4 pm
Valley Rd. Maple Farm will be doing tours and have the gift shop open.
95 Mountain Rd. – 10am – 5pm
Stop by for tractor-drawn hay rides and sausage samples, Take a tour of the old stone barn built in the 1940s as a dude ranch horse stable. Try your hand at pumpkin painting.
52 Elmer Wood Rd. – 10am to 4 pm
Help make homemade ice cream and have a sample while visiting this working farm that has been in one family for generations. Vist Minnie the pony, check out the geese & watch the honey bees work. Snap a selfie at the photo op spot. See our “through the years” picture board (photos from around the farm from the past through the present) showing some of the history of the farm. See the portable band saw set-up and an apple grinder and press–if the deer leave enough apples for cider!