Interpretive Panel

The Friends would like to provide a new interpretive panel at the Lake George vista. This will allow everyone to identify the islands in The Narrows, and the mountains above the eastern shore. The current panel is over twenty years old and needs to be updated. This photo was taken in October of 2001. Thousands of visitors enjoy the vista every year!

Amazing view

The new benches donated by the Friends are getting used by visitors. It’s a great way to enjoy the vista! Be sure to try them out for yourself this summer and keep us posted.

Looking forward

The Friends would like to fund a sightseeing scope that would be located at the Lake George vista. This would improve the visitor experience at our favorite overlook. This photo is indicative of the type of scope that would be installed at Up Yonda. No quarters will be needed.

Looking back

In 2019, an info booth was set up at the Bolton Farmer’s Market and at the Lake George Land Conservancy’s Family Day, to provide information to the community and visitors about Up Yonda Farm and the Friends. Check back to see where we will show up next.

Highlights from the Last Year

  • Using a grant provided by the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District, a worm composter was purchased for Up Yonda Farm; and, with our help, a donation of an industrial sized composter was received from a local business. These will help to reduce waste at the Farm and produce healthy compost for the gardens. Most importantly, these will serve as tools for the farm’s educational programs. 
  • Multiple pairs of children’s binoculars and magnifying glasses were purchased for use by students and visitors to Up Yonda Farm.
  • Over 200 pumpkins were purchased for attendees of Up Yonda Farms annual “Trunk or Treat” event in October.
  • Special give-away items were provided to supplement the “Campfire Chats” that were held at Up Yonda Farm as part of their summer programming.

New benches at the vista

Purchased by the Friends and installed by Warren County staff in the spring of 2020. Try them out this summer and let us know what you think.

Honey Bees

Coming Soon!

The Friends have purchased a new observation hive. It should be installed in the museum in 2020. This will make the exhibits even better!

This will make a great addition to the exhibits at Up Yonda Farm!

Check out the activity inside the hive.

Lunch with the chef

SO THAT WE ALL REMAIN SAFE AND ABLE TO ENJOY TOGETHER, THIS SPECIAL EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AN AS-YET-UNDETERMINED FUTURE DATE. THE FRIENDS OF UP YONDA FARM THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

OUR THANKS TO THE SAGAMORE RESORT!