Meet the Friends

After months of effort, the Friends of Up Yonda Farm, a volunteer, not for profit group, is an established organization. Please read our letter of introduction in this post for more details.

Dear Friend of Up Yonda Farm,

What do you remember most about your last trip to Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing?  Did you visit the educational museum, the butterfly house; the sensory garden?  Did you hike the trails up the hill to gaze at the beautiful vista of Lake George?  Up Yonda Farm is a Warren County gem.  

Now there’s a new chapter in Up Yonda history.  The Friends of Up Yonda Farm, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds to supplement programming at Up Yonda Farm.  It is a tax exempt, certified, not for profit corporation with 501(c)(3) charitable status.

The Friends will be providing a composter to Up Yonda to be used for gardening and educational classes on the benefits of composted soils.  Future projects include funding a sightseeing scope to be installed at the top of the meadow for enhanced lake views; a new bee hive demonstration area; and solar projects to defray Up Yonda’s electrical costs as well as educate visitors to the benefits of solar energy.  Your donation will help defray the costs of these items.

Please visit our website ( to learn more about the projects the Friends will be instituting in the near future as well as how to donate to or volunteer with our organization.

See you at Up Yonda Farm. Lydia Hall, Susan Wilson, Judy Killeen, Sue Heusner


Our most common backyard bird is the black-capped chickadee.

Nature Programs

Up Yonda Farm presents a variety of nature programs and events for schools, groups, and the general public in every season. The Friends will augment these programs and help Up Yonda staff create new ones.

Up Yonda Farm

Up Yonda Farm is an environmental education center located in Bolton Landing, NY. The facility is operated by the Warren County DPW Parks and Recreation Division.

Hiking Trails

Up Yonda Farm has over 70 acres of marked trails for hiking and snowshoeing. There is a variety of terrain to suit any physical ability.

Tiger Swallowtail

Be sure to visit the butterfly garden, a popular summer exhibit.

Sugar House

Discover maple sugaring in March!

Monarch Butterfly

The Friends hope to create a Monarch Waystation to provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.

Tufted Titmouse

Many bird species can be seen at Up Yonda Farm’s feeders.