An Animal Powered Certified Organic Family-Operated "Forever Farm"
Winterberry Farm is a horse and oxen powered farm. In the winter months, when snow has fallen and left a packed gliding surface, we hitch up our pair of Haflinger horses, Nestor and Ginger and offer sleigh rides to the public in authentic old fashioned sleighs built in the 1870’s Our sleigh rides take you on an adventure into our lower fields, following a perimeter around the farm.
We have a variety of ways we can host a sleigh ride, from a 20 minute “Taste of a Maine” winter sleigh ride, to our “Maine’s Ultimate Comfort” sleigh ride, a two hour experience that includes a farm tour, warm toasty fire a pot of soup is available & you can keep returning too! Ice skate on our groomed rink and sled on our gentle groomed hill. We welcome your help harnessing up the team, if you are interested in being “hands-on.”
Please call ahead as we do book up fast once it starts snowing, 207-649-3331. Our season starts right around Christmas and goes through until the last pile of snow melts. Give us a call today!
Reserving a sleigh ride
Cost of sleigh rides:
Taste of Maine – $25.00 per person for a 20 min ride Maine’s Ultimate Comfort – $275.00 +tax for up to 4 people. Includes, a camp fire with marshmallows, hot tea and cocoa, add a pot of soup if you would like. & you get to ride in the sleigh as little or as much as you would like for 2 hours. Ice skating on our groomed rink & sledding on our gentle groomed hill. Call ahead, or click here to email, to start planning your special outing in Maine’s snowy landscape! Last minute openings are possible, give a call! Please note: We reserve the right to limit the weight on the sleigh per ride. Some families may not be able to ride together if the load is too heavy for the horses to pull. In these cases, we take you in groups separately, in turns.
Brides and special event sleigh rides
We offer our horse and sleigh for photograph sessions here at our farm. We work to organize a time with your photographer that is convenient to all. sessions cost start at $200.00 We welcome “will you marry me” sleigh rides too. Complete with glasses and champagne! $75.00 for the cost of this special ride. If you have a special event you would like to have include a sleigh ride, let us know. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a “let’s work together” celebration for your staff, we can help you plan it. We partner with a local inn that works with us to offer a dinner and a sleigh ride combination package. Contact us for more details or to arrange your special event.