Get up close and personal with animals of all types and sizes on this Animal Adventure tour. The two featured stops each feature a different experience with different types of animals and a different type of interaction.
Start your day at Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery. The Bakery, Farm Store, and Food Trailer open at 8 am. You can visit the farm animal petting areas starting at 10 am for pony rides, draft horse rides, and horse-drawn buggy rides and to get up close with over 100 farm animals. Animal feed is available and most of the animals will eat from your hands including the more than 700 parakeets you will find in the aviary.
While you are there, grab breakfast (donuts, cinnamon rolls, and other sweet treats) or lunch at the food trailer. The burgers are huge and feature locally-raised Angus beef. If you are hungry, try the Hershburger (1/3# beef patty, 1/4# sausage patty, cheese, and all the fixins). It’s not on the menu, but ask if they can make you a Millersburger. Oh, and don’t forget to try the handmade ice cream and specialty smoothies.
After lunch, head over to The Farm at Walnut Creek where you will find more exotic animals from around the world. You can drive or take a wagon ride through the 120 acres and see over 500 animals including zebras, giraffes, and more. This is a unique experience
Back on the road in the late afternoon, stop for a sweet treat at Coblentz Chocolate Company, and be sure to try the handmade caramels. You will find signature chocolates, seasonal candies, and more.
If you are still hungry, wrap up your day at the Berlin Farmstead Restaurant for a trip or 3 through the buffet line.
This is a full day of adventure, but not stressful. All the stops are within 8 to 12 minutes of each other (map link in comments) and each is worth a visit.
If you want to turn this into a 2-day trip or have a place to relax during the day, make sure to book a stay at Amish Country Cabins. These authentic log cabins offer privacy and seclusion while still being in the heart of all the activities.
Featured Stops: 2
Total Tour Stops: 4
Time Required: 1 Day
Tour Cost: $0 - each featured location charges admission and may have additional offerings
Total Distance: < 20 miles Drive Time: < 30 minutes