Saturdays are my day to explore. Weekends are the time to enjoy a break from the grind, and going out and exploring my own backyard is my chosen way to escape. It has also served as discovering the hidden gems within my own home province and then telling you all where to go when you visit Ontario. So on one of the adventures of the “Discovery Couple” (a nickname hubby and I embrace wholeheartedly), we came across an incredible goat farm just outside of Port Hope Ontario. Haute Goat, the 200-acre oasis, blew my mind with its happy animals, beautiful countryside, and wonderful owners who doubled as unwavering hosts.

Haute Goat is a wonderful spot for a Weekend Day Out in Ontario
Haute Goat is a wonderful spot for a Weekend Day Out in Ontario

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Haute Goat Facts:

  • The Haute Goat Farm is 200 acres of farm land!
  • Haute Goat is located in Newtonville, approx. 15 mins from Port Hope and about an hour from Toronto.
  • They have Nigerian Dwarf Goats, alpacas, chickens, Icelandic horses, roosters, dogs, and more.
  • They offer Goat Yoga! Book this in advance and experience something extraordinary!
  • The farm land is so vast, there’s a bee keeping area, a buckwheat field, and a shiitake forest on property.
  • Enjoy a shmurgle! (an ethical encounter with goats where they roam free around you!)
  • Try various types of goat cheese
  • The map and the murals on property were done by a local artist.
  • The owners left Toronto so that they could enjoy farm life with animals.
  • Their Goat Yoga was revolutionary and a HUGE hit at the Royal Winter Fair
  • They offer educational workshops on various topics!
  • Stay overnight on Haute Goat at their exclusive B&B!
  • Upon Arrival, ALL visitors must dunk their shoes in the eco-friendly bacteria killing solution. This helps avoid any foreign dirt or germs from coming on to the farm and potentially harming the animals.
Haute Goat Farm Near Port Hope Ontario
Haute Goat Farm Near Port Hope Ontario

 

The required solution to avoid harmful bacteria from entering Haute Goat Farm
The required solution to avoid harmful bacteria from entering Haute Goat Farm

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The Haute Goat Nigerian Goats

So Debbie and Shain love goats. That’s no secret the minute you set foot on their farm. Their goats are treated with utmost care and as ethically as possible. Take a stroll through the farm and marvel at these incredible four legged creatures that honestly are smarter than you think. See the billy goats stand atop their playgrounds. See the kids run around free, and do a downward dog as one walks by you in curiosity.

Billy Goat at Haute Goat Near Port Hope Ontario
Billy Goat at Haute Goat Near Port Hope Ontario

 

A Goat getting some love at Haute Goat during Goat Yoga
A Goat getting some love at Haute Goat during Goat Yoga

 

Goat Yoga at Haute Goat Farm Near Port Hope Ontario
Goat Yoga at Haute Goat Farm Near Port Hope Ontario

 

The Goat Playground at Haute goat Farm in Port Hope
The Goat Playground at Haute goat Farm in Port Hope

Haute Goat Goats…did you know?

Here are some fun facts we learned about the Nigerian Goats at Haute Goat Farm near Port Hope Ontario:

  • A herd of goats is called a “trip”
  • A baby goat is called a “kid”
  • A goat’s pupil is a rectangle shape! Its depth of perception is better than ours!
  • Goats are very intelligent, social, and like living in herds.
  • They really enjoy being around people
  • 1-2 quarts of milk is produced by Nigerian goats daily! This is a NATURAL process and not influenced by any hormones.
  • butter fat from goat milk is 6% compared to 3% in cow’s milk
  • They hate the rain and wind!
  • They don’t mind winters as they grow long coats to keep them warm.
  • They can breed up to 3 kids per year.
  • They chew cud just like cows.
  • They enjoy grains and grass mostly in their diets.
The Goats at Haute Goat Farm have a Charmed life
The Goats at Haute Goat Farm have a Happy life

 

The Goats at Haute Goat Farm have a Charmed life
The Goats at Haute Goat Farm have a Happy life.

 

The Nigerian Dwarf Goats at Haute Goat Farm Live a great ethical life
The Nigerian Dwarf Goats at Haute Goat Farm Live a great ethical life

Haute Goat Farm Alpacas

So I have a deep adoration for unicorns and alpacas. They are two of my absolute favourite animals besides the incredible Australian marsupials. So when I heard that Haute Goat also had some alpacas on their farm, I knew it would be an awesome visit and experience. The alpacas are treated very well here and are sheared regularly for their hypoallergenic wool.

The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!
The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!

 

The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!
The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!

 

The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!
The alpacas were a highlight at Haute Goat Farm!

 

Alpaca Love at Haute Goat Farm
Alpaca Love at Haute Goat Farm

 

Alpaca Love at Haute Goat Farm
Alpaca Love at Haute Goat Farm

Haute Goat Icelandic Horses

These gorgeous equine graced Haute Goat and were such a delight to watch. I love white horses in particular and the one at Haute Goat farm was a happy girl who enjoyed being fed some maple leaves.

Icelandic Horses at Haute goat farm
Icelandic Horses at Haute goat farm

 

This Icelandic Horse was so beautiful at haute goat farm
This Icelandic Horse was so beautiful at haute goat farm

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Icelandic Horses at Haute Goat – Did you know?

  • It is the purest breed worldwide of horses. They have not been cross bred to make donkeys for over 1000 years.
  • These horses originated from ponies in the 9th and 10th centuries in the times of the vikings.
  • If you export Icelandic horses, they can not return to Iceland ever.
  • They have been used for herding sheep and for shows.
  • The oldest Icelandic horse lived to be 56 years old! He lived in Denmark.
Gorgeous white Icelandic Horse at Haute Goat
Gorgeous white Icelandic Horse at Haute Goat

 

We fed her maple leaves at Haute Goat
We fed her maple leaves at Haute Goat

 

We fed her maple leaves at Haute Goat
We fed her maple leaves at Haute Goat

 

Momo the Mascot got up close and personal at Haute goat
Momo the Mascot got up close and personal at Haute goat

Haute Goat Other Animals

After mingling with the goats, horses, and alpacas, do pay a visit to the chicken coup to see the hens and the rooster, stop and pat the adorably friendly cat that follows you around, and gawk in amazement at the beautiful dogs relaxing on the farm ensuring no predators come for an unexpected meal.

One of the gorgeous dogs on Haute Goat Farm
One of the gorgeous dogs on Haute Goat Farm

 

The Farm's friendly cat
The Farm’s friendly cat

 

The Farm's friendly cat
The Farm’s friendly cat

 

The rooster on Haute Goat Farm
The rooster on Haute Goat Farm

The Haute Goat Walking Trails

The walking trails are a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and an idea of just how vast the Haute Goat Farm is just outside of Port Hope. The trails are marked so you can make your way through the shiitake forest and around the various areas of the farm. Grab a snapshot of the illustrated map at the entrance and follow it along as you try to spot wildlife, different plants, and natural phenomenon you don’t see in the city. We walked past the beekeeping area, various flowers and weeds including buckwheat, milk weed, and wild berries, and some rare birds, caterpillars and other interesting wonders. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes that can withstand mud, hills, and other natural expectations when hiking or strolling through field area.

Spot remarkable elusive wildlife at Haute Goat! This bird was an incredible find on our hike
Spot remarkable elusive wildlife at Haute Goat! This bird was an incredible find on our hike.

 

Haute goat has beautiful hiking trails
Haute goat has beautiful hiking trails

 

Haute Goat has an area for beekeeping! Protect the bees.
Haute Goat has an area for beekeeping! Protect the bees.

 

Spot milkweed along the path
Spot milkweed along the path

 

See various plants and weeds
See various plants and weeds

 

Selfie on the Haute goat Hiking Trails just outside of Port Hope Ontario
Selfie on the Haute goat Hiking Trails just outside of Port Hope Ontario

 

Haute Goat Farm has beautiful forest land
Haute Goat Farm has beautiful forest land

 

Spot rare caterpillars at Haute Goat
Spot rare caterpillars at Haute Goat

Haute Goat Picnic Lunch

So nothing goes better with a farm visit more than a picnic lunch! Enjoy homemade sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and fritattas, served with muesli bars, fruit, and a drink of choice. The food was delicious! To enjoy this extra perk at the picnic, you must order at least 24 hours before your visit. Choose from a variety of options including tuna, egg salad, turkey, and more. They even have goat cheese options! (surprise surprise). Truly a great addition to the experience.

Haute Goat Farm
Haute Goat Farm

 

homemade muesli bars at Haute Goat
homemade muesli bars at Haute Goat

 

Momo the Mascot drools at the egg salad wrap i'm about to enjoy at Haute Goat Farm
Momo the Mascot drools at the egg salad wrap i’m about to enjoy at Haute Goat Farm

 

Fresh Goat Cheese Fudge was also on offer at Haute Goat
Fresh Goat Cheese Fudge was also on offer at Haute Goat

Take Something Home at Haute Goat!

No visit to Haute Goat would be complete without taking a little home. The skin care line is top notch and made with goat milk. The health benefits are incredible just from one use. Not into skin care? no problem! Take home a slab of goat cheese, hand knitted items with alpaca wool, or even a handmade walking stick.

Various soaps and skin care at Haute Goat Farm
Various soaps and skin care at Haute Goat Farm

 

Various soaps and skin care at Haute Goat Farm
Various soaps and skin care at Haute Goat Farm

 

Handmade alpaca wool socks
Handmade alpaca wool socks

 

Grab some Goat Cheese at Haute Goat farm!
Grab some Goat Cheese at Haute Goat farm!

 

Make sure you sign the guest book at Haute goat farm!
Make sure you sign the guest book at Haute goat farm!

 

I loved the owner's boots! I wanted a pair!
I loved the owner’s boots! I wanted a pair!

 

A Visit to Haute Goat Farm just outside of Port Hope Ontario is a great day out and a MUST
A Visit to Haute Goat Farm just outside of Port Hope Ontario is a great day out and a MUST

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So there is no doubt about it that all visits to Ontario need to include a visit to Haute Goat farm in Newtonville just outside of Port Hope. It is an ethically and humanely run farm with some of the best treated animals I have seen on my travels, the perfect spot for a relaxing day out, and a great spot to support local tourism in your own back yard. I cannot recommend Haute Goat farm enough.

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