Best Alpaca Farms to Visit in NJ


Did you know New Jersey has the best alpaca farms around? When you’re thinking about a cute, cuddly animal to visit with the kids, you’re most likely picturing puppies, kittens, or barnyard animals. But you probably haven’t considered an adorable, gentle-hearted alpaca. Yes, New Jersey is a hub for alpaca farms—there are over 10 alpaca farms around the Garden State. Your littles will love cozying up to the gentle creatures and learning how their wool is used to make lots of products yearly (all 100% safe and animal-friendly). And if you are in the mood to see more animals, stop by one of the petting zoos in NJ. (featured photo credit: istock/MayaCom)

Why you need to visit an alpaca farm in New Jersey with your family

If you don’t know much about alpacas, here’s the scoop—alpacas are gentle-hearted, soft, cozy animals from the camelid family, including llamas and camels. These cozy creatures live between 18 and 24 years of age and come in 22 natural colors. And you may have seen by-products of their fur at farmer’s markets or craft fairs since their sheared wool is used to make throws, shawls, scarves, sweaters, gloves, socks, and other items. What makes these animals unique is their ability to communicate—they only need to be trained 3 or 4 times to do something before they understand and retain the information. They recognize commands from humans and communicate with each other by humming. Ready to plan your visit to an alpaca farm in New Jersey?

Here are the best alpaca farms in NJ

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Gentle giants. Photo Credit: Bluebird Farm Alpacas.

Bluebird Farm Alpacas

Cozy up to the alpacas at Bluebird Farm Alpacas in Peapack amongst rolling hills and acres of farmland. This farm encourages you to visit, meet the herd, take pictures, and possibly adopt one of the gentle creatures. Currently, visits are by reservation only on weekends.
44 Willow Ave., Peapack, NJ 07977
(908) 608-0990

Humor Me Farms

This small family-run farm hosts private tours and special holiday events with the alpacas, like an Easter egg hunt and Christmas tours. You can sponsor an alpaca and have one on one interaction before, during, and after a  shearing.
50 Clinton Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435
(973) 906-0473

Hidden Brook Ranch

Hidden Brook Ranch aims to share its knowledge of camelids, fiber, and how the alpacas stay healthy with visits to their farm. They also have a farm store where they sell alpaca products.
196 State Park Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
(908) 543-4808

Hidden Pastures Luxury Fiber Farm

Take a picnic with the pacas or participate in special events with these soft and cuddly friends. While the alpacas are the main draw, you can also spend time with resident rabbits, goats, llamas, sheep, and yaks. Don’t miss the fiber artists and unique workshops available at this alpaca farm in NJ.
35 Newton Avenue, Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 885-4698

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See alpacas of all ages at Edel Haus Farm. Photo Credit: Edel Haus Farm

Edel Haus Farm

Located in Wall, this family-friendly farm is open every Saturday year-round, where you can visit the alpacas and feed them. Purchase tickets ahead of time to visit, including time with the animals, feeding the alpacas, and a short tour of the farm. Stop by the store to check out all the fun items and help support the farm.
2660 Allaire Rd., Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 890-1024

Cedar Lane Alpacas

Mark your calendar when Cedar Lane hosts open farm days to meet their herd in October, November, and part of December. But even if you can’t meet the herd, you can always shop in their store or online for some alpaca goodies like socks, scarves, and hats.
67 Victory Road, Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 938-4185

Arrow Acres Alpaca Farm

After 40 years of owning horses, the Sherman family also added alpacas and hosts special events to see them up close. Visit the animals or stop in “The Coop,” their farm store filled with blankets, fingerless gloves, and more.
2021 Bentz Road, Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 861-1385

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Getting up close and personal. Photo Credit: Jersey Shore Alpacas.

Jersey Shore Alpacas

If you’re down by exit 0, Jersey Shore Alpacas has grown their herd and are ready to greet visitors. All visits are by appointment only—visit and feed carrots to the alpacas at the fence line. Oh, and don’t forget to plan a visit on National Alpaca Farm Day, where you snap a selfie with the animals and join the fun in farm activities.
521 Route 47 South, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 889-4957

Windy Farm Alpacas

Stop by for a private farm tour to interact and feed the alpacas. Adults can take classes in the Fiber Arts, and you can always make an appointment to shop at their store, offering socks, hats, scarves, and blankets.
61 White Pine Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
(609) 947-8269

Out Of Sight Alpacas

Book a farm tour, have a birthday party, try alpaca walking and training, or visit the gift shop at this Ocean County farm. You will see over 30 Huacaya alpacas at this family-friendly location.
416 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758
(609) 384-1840

Scotia Acres Alpacas

This farm has been utilized for agriculture since the 1800s, with 53 acres of farmland where you can visit Suri and Huacaya alpacas on the property.
330 Newbolds Corner Rd., Lumberton, NJ 08048
(856) 985-9012

Whispering Pines Alpaca Farm and Country Store

Whispering Pines provides educational information through farm visits to inspire visitors to promote a sustainable ecosystem. Don’t miss their store filled with alpaca leggings, hiker socks, and scarves.
63 Rittenhouse Road, Stockton, NJ 08559

Hidden Spring Lavender and Alpaca Farm

What’s better than lavender and alpacas all in one place? Make an appointment to walk an alpaca on a Saturday. Don’t miss the gift shop and book your wedding, birthday, or shower at this fun-filled farm.
890 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558
(609) 558-7034

Dancing Horse Farm

Alpaca farms in NJ are always a treat to visit—this South Jersey location has educational tours, a fiber product store, and even alpacas for sale.
221 Fort Dix Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068
(609) 726-1227

WoodsEdge Farm (reopens November 2023)

After 47 years of sustainable fiber farming, this alpaca farm has cultivated an adorable herd and quality fiber used for designer yarns. You can also see the llamas, Tibetan yak, and cute-as-a-button alpacas at this farm.
78 Bowne Station Road, Stockton, NJ 08559
(609) 397-2212

Silver Fox Farm

When you think about alpaca farms in NJ, Silver Fox Farm has it all: breeding, boarding, sales, and a farm store. Also, look out for their special events, including sound healing bowls.
714 W. Herschel St., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 992-3303

Anointed Acres Alpaca Farm

Come see the alpacas by appointment only at Anointed Acres Alpaca Farm, where you can view and feed alpacas one at a time. This is one of the alpaca farms in NJ that’s the perfect combination of education and fun.
19 Springers Mill Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Meadows Edge Alpaca Ranch

You can visit the alpacas at Meadows Edge and also check out their special seasonal and holiday events. Their festivals feature vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and of course, cuddly alpacas.
2577 Berrytown Road, Port Norris, NJ 08349
(856) 785-2006

Morning Glori Farmette

If you are looking for a family-friendly alpaca farm in NJ, Morning Glori is open for group tours on select days. There are group walking tours and picnics with the alpacas available too.
131 Navy Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 335-5799

Emelise Alpacas

There are many alpaca farms in NJ, but you can visit and learn about owning one at this location. The breeders offer advice and information to help you get started in owning a herd.
73 MacKenzie Road, Hampton, NJ 08827
(908) 938-3113

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