As we spend at least one day a week in Princeton, we try to explore different places and things to do there. Last week we went to Terhune Orchards. Located five minutes from the bustling downtown, it offers a peaceful retreat and delicious food for kids and adults.
We visited Terhune Orchards on a weekday, and I am sure the weekend brings many more people there. It was a quiet and warm spring day, and aside from asparagus, there wasn’t much in terms of pick-your-own. When you first get there you see beautiful flowers and herbs ready to be purchased.
First thing we did when we got there was go into their store and get some lunch. There is apple cider, doughnuts, soups, cookies, fruits and veggies, pies, and more. We got some delicious doughnuts, cider and soup, and went outside to enjoy our lunch. There is a playground for kids, and free roaming Guinea Hens and ducks. The Guinea Hens are hilarious and run really fast, chasing one another. They entertained us for quite some time.
While the parents sat under a shady tree, the kids explored the playground. The tractors, and the wooden structure are really meant for the youngest, but to our surprise, our kids had a great time, and were entertained. What they really enjoyed is that for 10 cents you could get a handful of bird feed, and feed the chickens, the ducks and the guinea hens. They had a great time with that. Otherwise, it was just a nice place to walk around in and explore.
We also got to meet two really friendly dogs. Seriously friendly. They were so happy to be pet by the kids.
I think the animals on the farm looked super happy, and were used to people visiting them. The kids in turn, were happy to visit and loved all the animals.
Terhune Orchards is a glorious place to visit. We easily spent two hours there, and weren’t bored at all, and this was on a slow day!!! They have all sorts of activities for kids on the weekend, you can see their schedule and activities on their website. I am not quite sure how busy they get on weekends and holidays, but the place is big enough to not be affected by other visitors. They also have a winery and wine tastings! I am looking forward to visiting again very soon, and going strawberry picking! You can check out the farm website with directions, pick-your-own availability and more right HERE.