Zoo in Amesbury

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  • Charmingfare Farm
    Baby goats and calves lounge on straw in a petting zoo while wolves and black bears frolic just yards away. It's not a radical experiment in natural selection, though; it's just part of the varied attractions at Charmingfare Farm. After taking in the entire zoo—from pigs to camels—guests can avail themselves of such diversions as trail rides atop one of the farm's friendly horses. Horse-drawn hayrides and sleigh ride socials culminate in a stop at a roaring bonfire where guests can cook all the hotdogs and 'smores they've captured in the wild.
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    774 High St
    Candia, NH US
  • Animal Adventures
    A haven for exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment, Animal Adventures lets visitors interact with its furry and scaly refugees, teaching them firsthand to appreciate and respect the earth's diverse wildlife. Working with a rotating cast of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and marsupials, animal experts regale audiences with facts and the backstories of each animal, such as how they were rescued and which cartoon representative of their species best captures their regional accent. Though its denizens regularly find new homes, Animal Adventures's altruistic menagerie has included a massive alligator snapping turtle, a canadian lynx, and an asian water monitor. The sanctuary also offers day camps for youngsters looking to get closer with the animals, and an animal-adoption program for adults looking to support the cause by taking a critter home and putting it through college.
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    336 Sugar Rd.
    Bolton, MA US
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
    One of the largest conservation organizations in New England, Mass Audubon cares for 34,000 acres of natural land in a network of more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Its members receive free admission to these pacific preserves, where, alongside more than 150 endangered or threatened native species, they can breathe in Mother Nature?s perfume or have a good cry on her mossy bosom. During bird-migration season, alert gazes can capture some 300 species of sky surfer at Allens Pond on the South Coast, and visitors to Lincoln?s Drumlin Farm can re-enact Charlotte's Web with a motley band of sheep, cows, goats, and pigs.
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    1 Plum Island Tpke
    Newburyport, MA US
  • The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens
    After serving as private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, ambassador to Great Britain, and secretary of state under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, John Milton Hay sought a quiet retirement. So, in 1888, he began acquiring farmland in rural New Hampshire. There he built a glorious estate complete with a colonial revival home, gardens, and woodland stretching across 1,000 acres. Today, you can tour the stories expanses of that very property. Walk through the decorated 22-room home to get a feeling for what life was like at the turn of the century or explore the garden to see a variety of roses, perennial plants, and flowering trees. There are also nature trails on 675 acres of land the Hay family donated to preserve the nearby forests. Those paths meander around the edge of Lake Sunapee and duck through a swathe of Beech trees on the way down the hillside, inviting locals and visitors alike to lose themselves in the woods.
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    456 Route 103A
    Newbury, NH US
  • Zoo Creatures
    Established: 2001 Reservations/Appointments: Optional Staff Size: 25?50 people Brands Used: Zoo Med, Dogtra, Exo Terra, Goldenfeast, Repashy, Orijen Pro Tip: Widest selection of exotic animals in New England Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Reptiles Recommended Age Group: All Ages Q&A with Zoo Creatures What special training do you or your staff have? We specialize in top quality products and expert advice. Many customers have come to us frustrated by past experiences with other pet stores and animal dealers. Our staff is extremely passionate about animals and their care in captivity. We want our customers to be successful with their pets and we make it our mission to promote appreciation for all animals (even the "creepy crawly" ones) by providing a safe, fun experience for both animal lovers and those who don't yet realize how amazing these creatures are. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? Our animals have appeared with Steve, Terri and Bindi Irwin (crocodile hunter), Jeff Corwin, Conan O'Brien, Tony Danza, Kathi Lee Gifford, Fox and Friends, The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet, Animal Planet, Six Flags New England, New England Aquarium, Franklin Park Zoo and more.
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    149 Plaistow Road
    Plaistow, NH US
  • Smolak Farms
    Smolak Farms is as pretty as a picture. Orchards, berries, and bee hives dot the idyllic farm landscape, while fowl roam the grounds. The best way to experience these natural wonders is atop the hayrides that trundle across the fields from May through October. Ride the hay wagon all around the farm for a grand tour of the many seasonal changes and festivities that take place. This 20 minute ride will give you a great taste of the farm fresh atmosphere at Smolak Farms. Throughout the year, seasonal produce entices riders at the farm stand, where they can get everything from freshly baked apple cider donuts to salads with veggies from the fields.
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    315 South Bradford Street
    North Andover, MA US

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