The family is the basic unit of society—yet statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra pint of sherbet you've been saving up for all these years. Solidify family alliances with today's Groupon: for $6, you get the Farm Fun package for two at Maan Farms (a $12 value).
The Farm Fun excursion at Maan Farms tractor-pulls families along on hay rides and grants goats, rabbits, and other resident livestock a chance to steal visitors' hearts. A hay wagon ride for up to four riders engages passengers in a leisurely tour of the farm's premises, and the petting zoo brings farm animals and humans together to snack on sunflower seeds, gossip about reptiles, and compare shoe sizes. Later, youngsters can take imaginations for a spin at the Kidz Corral, where a sandbox and farm-themed playground keep small bodies busy while resting adults look on in jealousy. After a stop at the grounds' thrilling bee centre, visitors may choose to cap things off by sauntering up to Maan's impressive lookout spot to take in the majestic 360-degree view of the valley below.
Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery
Though it started as a small berry stand in 1977, Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery has spent the last three decades expanding, accommodating, and providing its community with a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living. One constant during that time, however, has been the family's dedication to producing fresh edibles, from juicy berries picked during the summer, to the crisp vegetables and sweet corn that spread across tables in the fall. Today, those are also supplemented by fermented produce: wines, made from the farm's own berries and sold by experts who always have a pairing suggestion on hand.
While visiting the farm, guests can utilize those wholesome treats as fuel to explore the property's collection of activities, including the Critter Corral, where pigs, bunnies, and ducks elicit wonder by munching scoops of food. A bird sanctuary, a patch of pumpkins ranging from 10 to 100 pounds, a country kitchen baking homemade pies and meals, a panoramic view of the valley, and a trio of mazes—including Papa Joe's corn maze—round out the lineup of agricultural attractions, which group tours, birthday parties, and campers can take advantage of at various times throughout the year.