“Almost a Farm” blends into its rural Venango County setting. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by tall hardwoods with a farm as distant backdrop. Animals of all descriptions are common here from dove to deer to fox. The central pond is a new addition to the property but frogs are here and fish are being introduced.
This property sits about a mile from the Sandy Creek bike trail but access from the trail entails a long climb that might not be right for everyone. (Our Silver Lake property is nearby and is easier to access.) There’s plenty of parking for drive-up visits and it’s easy to walk to for hikers.
The Almost a Farm acreage is located behind an occupied house on Belmar Road. This tract is 40 acres of predominately hardwood forest. Near the farmhouse is a newly-created pond of less than an acre, fed by a spring at the northwest corner. A wetland area exists just downhill from the pond. The property sits on gradually rolling land, nearly flat in places.
This is a nice spot to stop while on a road-cycling trip or before or after an excursion on the Sandy Creek or Allegheny River rail trails. It’s also a short drive or bike ride from the free flowing mid-reaches of the Allegheny River. This portion of the river provides the setting for exceptional canoeing, kayaking and fishing. It’s just a nice spot to pitch a tent too. Archery hunting for deer should be excellent here.
Your imagination is the limit at Almost a Farm. Stay the night, meet the local creatures and chase the local fish first thing in the morning!
A permit for one person to access the property for a 24 hour day - midnight to midnight."$ 25
A 24 hour pass beginning at 12:00 PM on the first day and expiring at 12:00 PM the following day.$ 25
A permit for one person to access the property from 5:00 PM Friday through 12:00 AM, Monday$ 60
A permit for one person to access the property for 1 week (7 consecutive days)$ 140
A 24 hour pass for all immediate family members - midnight to midnight$ 65
A 24 hour pass for an entire immediate family to access the property from 12:00 PM on the first day to 12:00 PM the following day$ 65
A permit for an entire immediate family to access the property from 5:00 PM Friday to 12:00 AM, Monday$ 190
A permit for an entire immediate family to access the property for 1 week (7 consecutive days)$ 350