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Visiting Springside Farm

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Sam Leash
August 18, 2021

TL;DR: Springside Farm, a unique Harvest Hosts location in New York, offers a rich agritourism experience with activities year-round. From spring shearing festivals to fall mazes and a variety of farm-fresh products, it's a must-visit for RVers exploring central New York.

Visiting Springside Farm

Harvest Hosts is an incredibly unique RV membership program. Through this program, members are granted access to 5203 host locations across North America for overnight accommodations with no camping fees. To support each of these businesses, members typically make a small purchase of wine or produce or whatever it is that the business is selling or offering. Locations include establishments such as farms, wineries, breweries, museums, restaurants, attractions, and more. One of our incredible New York Harvest Hosts locations is Springside Farm. Located near the city of Syracuse, this diverse location practically does it all!Read on to learn:

  • All about the history of Springside Farm
  • Springside Farm today
  • When they joined the Harvest Hosts program.

Springside Farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

The History

For over 200 years, the Drexler family has been involved in commercial agriculture of some variety. This has included dairy farming, the production of vegetables and other crops. Part of the current farm is still livestock-based, raising sheep, alpacas, chickens, and livestock guardian dogs. The farm's longstanding history has led to a variety of unique offerings throughout each of the four seasons.

Springside Farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

The Business Today

Today, Springside Farm primarily operates as a diversified agritourism farm, which means that most activities and offerings are based on the visitor experience. In the spring, they host a Spring Shearing Festival, featuring their own sheep and alpacas getting their annual haircuts. In the summer, they operate a day camp, and they host weddings almost every weekend between May and September.This farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

Then, in the winter they offer a selection of Christmas decorations, including outstanding home-grown firs (Fraser & Canaan), as well as wreaths, kissing balls, door swags, greens, and roping. You can even cut down your own tree, or purchase one that they have cut for you. In addition, Springside Farm operates a farm store that is available on the weekends and by appointment throughout the year. Here, they offer all sorts of unique goodies, including, but not limited to, local honey, maple syrup, alpaca yarns, alpaca fiber socks and other clothing, seasonal decorations, unique gifts, and more.Springside Farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

Fall Harvest at Springside Farm

In mid-September, the farm truly comes alive. At this time, they open for fall activities, and if you haven't experienced fall here yet, you're in for a real treat. Their "autumn experience extravaganza" truly goes way beyond pumpkin picking (although they offer that too!). Their "Maze Park Pass" allows guests to enjoy all of the following: unlimited access the corn maze, tree mazes, a jungle maze, a petting zoo, pedal cars, a jumping pad, zip lines, human foosball, a barrel train, wagon rides, a playground and more! At this time, they also open their farm gift shop and commercial kitchen, serving their own donuts and fudge, as well as their signature chili, pulled pork, hand-cut fries, apple fritters, and homemade pumpkin pie. This farm is incredible all year round, but the fall is truly the time to visit if you have the opportunity.This farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

Joining Harvest Hosts

Springside Farm joined the Harvest Hosts family within the past year. Although they are a fall-focused farm, they allow Harvest Hosts members to camp with them from spring through the end of fall by appointment only. The beautiful setting pairs perfectly with their incredible sunsets, making for a serene experience that past guests have really enjoyed. They offer five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.Springside Farm is an incredible and one-of-a-kind addition to our New York Harvest Hosts directory. The awesome experiences offered here are just a taste of what one could experience when joining the program. Not a member yet? Join today, and be sure to stop by Springside Farm on your next trip through central New York!Springside Farm is one of our awesome host locations in upstate New York.

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,612 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Sam Leash
Sam is a seasoned traveler and RVer of 4+ years. She loves adventures of all kinds and spends as much time on the road as she can. When not exploring in her RV or writing about her travels, you can find her reading a good book, cooking a delicious meal, caring for her plants, or hiking with her dogs.