A nice spot for a different season, but as others said the fields aren't mowed, I was hoping for some paths through the grass at least, and I couldn't stop worrying about ticks. For me, the price was a bit steep to come back again before tick season ends, but I'll be back in the late fall or winter.
It is really hard to find. When you get there, go past the driveway and drive very slowly. The entrance a tiny path on your right that’s marked with a slight break in the trees.
The main issue we had was the fact that the field is super overgrown. I’m 5’2 and the grass was past my armpits in a lot of spots. Unless you have a really big dog, you will not be able to see them and they probably won’t be able to do a lot of running.
We have visited the horse farm with our dogs and our friends dogs (up 4-5). The site has 4 fields to explore with trails. The main field is a large open space with a hill which is a great way to exercise out the "demons" with our rowdy bunch :) Enough removed from owned house, and other distractions etc. Not fenced so you need dogs that stay close or have good recall. Grassed area so not much issues with mud (which other sniff spots have been issue). About 30 minutes from DC. The turn into the horse pastures is more of a trail path and a little hard to find on first visit. It can accommodate a SUV, keep in mind not paved and low clearance for some vehicles. Highly recommend this little found gem.
This is becoming our go-to place to wear out the dogs! They like to sniff and explore, then we throw balls/wubbas up and down the hill until they are tired. We bring plenty of water to rehydrate. They love it!
My dog had a great time running through the very large field and roaming the woods. We followed a few short trails into the woods, and he wandered a bit through the woods even when I didn’t see a clear trail. He enjoyed lots of good sniffing!
I didn’t have any trouble finding the entrance after reading the other reviews. I also didn’t have any trouble navigating the road in a sedan.
Cedric had so much fun! I wish we booked it for longer
A perfect spot on a spring day! My friends and I met up with our 4 dogs and they LOVED it! They ran up and down the hill, sniffed everything, and were worn out after an hour. We will definitely be back!
My dog had a blast here! We spent most of our time exploring the woods, and he loved all of the interesting smells. It was really peaceful. I was happy I wore waterproof boots as there was a little creek and some muddy spots. We did see and hear the 2 resident dogs when we first arrived and as we left since the invisible fence line runs up against the dirt road, but they stayed closer to the house. I also saw a fox run across the field as we were getting ready to leave, so just be aware of the potential to see wildlife (not surprising since it’s a rural property). We had a great visit, and I look forward to going back.
We had fun walking through the woods!
Four stars because it truly was a great place for my pups to roam, but I am sharing a few caveats that may be helpful for others:
1. The road is not a dirt road, it is a clearing that you may miss if you don’t drive very slowly after getting to the address
2. I recommend only attempting the road with a truck/SUV or a vehicle that is not too low to the ground
3. If you have very reactive dogs, I probably wouldn’t recommend, because the resident’s dogs were right up next to the driveway as we were loading up our dogs to leave. There is an invisible fence, but they were still very close to our car
Penny & I had a great time!
Loved our visit to the farm. Wonderful open field area for the dogs to run and romp and a short trail through the woods with a bridge and logs to jump over for some proprioception-rich exercise.
What a wonderful place for the doggies. Beautiful big farmland and trails to sniff, hike and explore. We will be back!!
The field is a little difficult to find, the path you need to go down is somewhat hidden - and easy to miss if you don’t go super slow. We drove a sedan, which handled the path just fine. Be sure to read through the directions the host provides.
When we went, the field was overgrown. Our large dog was still able to run around, but no such luck for the smaller one. It had rained the night before, so that + not being able to see the ground meant (because it was overgrown) it was not a pleasant experience. We had scheduled a longer time, but we left after 20-30 mins.
Great place if you need a lot of space or maybe just a little. Open space up and down the hill area the barn was just to enough for our first time visit. I recommend this sniff spot if you find yourself need a place to burn some energy. Be careful of the mud when it rains,
We were able to wear out our high energy girl playing fetch in the enormous field. It is a beautiful piece of land with a lot to offer. We hope to return with all three dogs; our hound will really enjoy exploring the trails.
It was a bit of a challenge to find the dirt road (go past the house, down the hill, then pay close attention to your righthand side. If you hit the next house, you've gone too far), but my monsters LOVED it. We'll definitely be back.
I didn't see the hiking areas there appear to be photos for but the place has A LOT of foliage, so it could've just grown over a bit. There's way more than enough space without leaving the immediate area a bit further out from the tractor shed but I'm eager to explore more, once we can get out there a bit earlier and things cool down a bit. I have a very energetic girl (mostly Husky/German Shepherd mix) who learned an unfortunate amount of bad manners at a daycare, mostly around getting overwhelmed with too many dogs to say hi to all at once. She's in training to unlearn as much of it as we can but I can't take her to dog parks. This place is big enough that I'm eager to bring along a friend's dog or two as we reteach her how to listen to pup friends' cues. We're in DC but this is absolutely worth the schlep out.
Great big space to stretch my nervous girl's legs without distraction. There is a little poison ivy, but not enough you can't avoid it if you watch where you step. Penny has a blast sniffing and zooming in the field. Would go again!
Our visit was cut a little short by the rain but that's fine. The space is a little hard to find, but the space is awesome. Our pups really enjoyed themselves.
My babies LOVED the area. It is pretty, spacious, and full of places to explore. It isn't riddled with poop which is awesome. The only recommendation I have is for the owners to mark the entrance to the gravel road. To those who will make use of this property at a later date:
-The house is on the right hand (passenger) side. You will continue on that road (down a small hill) for approx 10-15 seconds before the entrance to the gravel/dirt road appears on your right hand side. Drive down that gravel/dirt road and the tractor shed will be on your left.
Other than the unmarked entrance, I have no other recommendations. The place is peaceful, beautiful, and will serve its intended purpose. My babies were asleep well before we got home. They had a blast.
This spot was very quiet and peaceful. I wasn't sure where the owner's property ends so I was a little worried I would go too far. We did see the horse (behind a two-board horse fence, and a deep chasm from an old stream) my dog was a little too interested in the horse, so I had to leash up. There was also a very calm doberman in the horse paddock. Didn't see any other wildlife or domesticated animals. Easy to find and park.
Great space for letting dogs run! Private and fenced in most areas.
Little trails, big field and some barns to explore.
Easy parking, lots of room to run including a field and some woods with trails. Recommended!