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 littles, 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. 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 among 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

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. See them at their new location in Lebanon, NJ, where they are now one of the few alpaca farms in the United States that are Farmland Preserved. 
128 Anthony Road, Lebanon, NJ 08826

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 online.
196 State Park Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Hidden Pastures Luxury Fiber Farm

At this NJ alpaca farm, you can picnic with the pacas or participate in special events with these soft and cuddly friends. There are also unique workshops to work with artisans to learn how to create the fibers into plush products.
35 Newton Avenue, Branchville, NJ 07826

WoodsEdge Farm

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 llamas as well as the cute-as-a-button alpacas.
78 Bowne Station Road, Stockton, NJ 08559

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See alpacas of all ages at Alpacas on Allaire. Photo taken at Alpacas on Allaire

Alpacas on Allaire (formerly Edel Haus Farm)

At Alpacas on Allaire, you can learn about these furry creatures at their farm while promoting the qualities of alpaca fiber. For a $5 admission fee, you can hang and feed the alpacas for as long as you like. Make sure to stop by their farm store for gifts and alpaca wool items. 
2260 Allaire Road, Wall, NJ 07719

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 alpaca goodies like socks, scarves, and hats.
67 Victory Road, Howell, NJ 07731

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

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

Out Of Sight Alpacas

Book a farm tour, have a birthday party, try an alpaca hike, or visit the gift shop at this Ocean County farm. You will see around 30 Huacaya alpacas during a visit.
416 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758

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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 its herd and is ready to greet visitors. All visits are by appointment only. You can visit and feed carrots to the alpacas at the fence line or stop by for Private Mingling Tours. 
521 Route 47 South, Cape May, NJ 08204

Windy Farm Alpacas

Stop by for a private farm tour or visit on an open farm day to interact with and feed the alpacas. Adults can take Fiber Arts classes, and you can always make an appointment to shop at their store, which offers socks, hats, scarves, and blankets.
61 White Pine Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515

Scotia Acres Alpacas

This farm has been operating since the 1800s and boasts 53 acres of farmland where you can visit Suri and Huacaya alpacas on the property.
330 Newbolds Corner Rd., Lumberton, NJ 08048

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

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

Silver Fox Farm

Silver Fox Farm is one of those alpaca farms in NJ that is fully equipped with breeding, boarding, sales, and a farm store. Look out for their special events, including sound healing bowls and full moon nights with the alpacas.
714 W. Herschel St., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Anointed Acres Alpaca Farm

Visit the alpacas by appointment only at Anointed Acres Alpaca Farm, where you can view and feed these furry friends 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 check out their special seasonal and holiday events. Their festivals feature vendors, kids’ activities, and, of course, cuddly alpacas.
2577 Berrytown Road, Port Norris, NJ 08349

Morning Glori Farmette

If you are looking for a family-friendly alpaca farm in NJ, Morning Glori is by appointment. They are also open for events like “Build-A-Bailey” (think Build-A-Bear), or you can have the animals come to you—perfect for a birthday party in your yard. 
131 Navy Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053

Emelise Alpacas

NJ has many alpaca farms, 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

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