directions & visiting

Directions & Visiting

tractor - CopyWelcome to Phillies Bridge Farm! Five miles south of New Paltz, just west of Route 208 (toward “the cliffs”) on Phillies Bridge Road, Phillies Bridge Farm’s 65 acres include fields of vegetables, herbs, and flowers grown for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shareholders; a Children’s Discovery Garden; 18th and 19th century barns and farmhouse, and a 1 ½ mile Nature Trail that goes through wetlands, fields, meadows, and forest.

When you come into the farm drive, the speed on farm roads is 5 mph.  Watch for children!  Signs direct you toward the barns, Harvest Room, Discovery Garden, the beginning of the Nature Trail, and vegetable fields dedicated to education.  As you will see, plenty of parking is available in this area.

The Farmhouse is the private residence of our Farmer, Heather.  Staff live in the Cottage and the Bunkhouse.  We reserve that area for their cars, and for the Farm Office behind the Farmhouse.

Visitors Guidelines

We welcome visitors to the farm to explore the grounds and the Nature Trail, and ask you to note these guidelines!

  • Take lots of pictures! Leave only footprints.
  • All are invited to enjoy seeing the vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the fields, growing according to a very careful crop plan. We may look and admire, but not pick any plants.
  • The farmer lets us know when certain “U-Pick” plants are ready for harvest or gleaning.
  • The Nature Trail begins at the big barn. A trail guide may be borrowed for your walk.
  • Please supervise children visiting the Discovery Garden, and in all other farm areas.
  • The children’s Discovery Garden is a very important part of our education programs. Visitors are encouraged to look at, smell, and gently touch the plants in the garden, but please leave them undisturbed so others may enjoy, and we may teach and explore this special place with children in our school programs, summer camp, and birthday parties.
  • If your service animal is with you, please leash him/her at all times for your pet’s safety and for our resident animals that you may encounter: chickens, goats, cats, and a dog.
  • Please allow us to be the only ones who feed the animals — unless this is part of an education program in which you are engaged.
  • The farm is entirely a smoke-free natural area of fresh air. Please refrain from smoking.
  • This working farm’s equipment, tools, tractors, and other fascinating implements can be dangerous. The farm staff asks the rest of us to stay away from the equipment!
  • Sunday is the only day off for the farm’s resident family and staff.  We respect their need for quiet and privacy on this day.