May 02, 2016
If you are coming to visit the Poconos in May, you will find that Spring has definitely sprung at Skytop Lodge. Throughout the month blossoms dot the landscape, flowering trees are in bud and bloom and guests catch glimpses of baby animals as they explore the 5,500-acre estate. While several different species and their young have been spotted over the years at Skytop, there is no way ensure you’ll see them here. We can, however, recommend a local event where you are guaranteed the chance to watch and interact with adorable baby animals: Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Historical Farm, less than 40 minutes away from Skytop.
During the last two weekends in May, the Quiet Valley Historical Farm welcomes baby farm animals. To celebrate their arrival and the return of warm weather, Quiet Valley hosts an Annual Farm Animal Frolic. This year, the Frolic will be held May 21, 22, 28, & 29. This family-friendly event is a fun celebration of spring for all ages. Children and adults will have the opportunity to see and touch several different baby and adult animals. Delight in the antics of frisky baby goats, roly-poly piglets, and woolly-fleeced baby lambs. Watch baby chicks hatch from their eggs and hear their very first peeps. Go for a ride on a pony or in a wagon pulled by Quiet Valley’s impressive Clydesdale draft horses.
In addition to the animals, Quiet Valley has a variety of options to keep children (and the young at heart) entertained. Activities include hay jumping, old-fashioned games, carding wool, and frame loom weaving. There will also be the opportunity to make a craft using either sheep’s wool or felt. Attendees on Saturday, May 21 can watch the annual sheep shearing. On Saturday, May 28 there will be presentations from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. The event, like farm work, will go on rain or shine. The frolic ends at 4pm each day, leaving you plenty of time to return for a delicious evening meal at Skytop Lodge.
Families have been coming to Skytop for generations to celebrate all seasons. We offer several packages and special offers to customize your Poconos vacation. Book your stay today to take advantage of the best rates. Visit the Poconos this spring and make memories to last a lifetime.