There are many things to do while you are at Holmes!
The following activities are available without reservation:
Hikes throughout the site – maps are available in all buildings and the office
Lemon Squeeze – located on the Abandoned Railroad, on the Yellow Trail
Gazebo at Hostetter Point – can be reached taking the Blue Trail from the office, the Red Trail from the Westminster Lake dam or the gravel path just past Westminster Lake dam
Peter Kent Farm – on Red Trail, between the loop of Orange Trail
Play 9 Square, by the Lodge
Play GaGa Ball, by Cabin 1
Build a fire at one of the campfire circles around the site – sing some songs, enjoy some s’mores
Meditate and worship in our outdoor Chapel in the woods (on the Orange Trail between Hayden/Steidl/Cabin 1 and Peter Kent Farm)
The following activities are available with prior reservation, with an additional fee. They require Holmes staff to lead them.
Waterfront Activities are available May through September.
Swimming, paddle boats and row boats
Participants must be at least 10 years old, unless accompanied one-on-one with parent/adult
Teambuilding and Group Initiatives
Low Ropes – Participants must be at least 8 years old, unless accompanied one-on-one with parent/adult
High Ropes – Participants must be at least 13 years old to climb
Yarrow Hollow Farm
Free tours (no longer than 45 minutes) are available year round
Experiential Education – caring for animals, planting, weeding, harvesting, structural and garden maintenance. Projects will vary depending on the season, and what is needed at the farm, but there is always work to be done!
Classes on a variety of topics, such as:
Choose the farm, not the gym
Weeds or medicine
Animal ethics, human ethics
History of environmental ethics
Crafting with natural materials