Did you know that Alpaca fur is 4 times warmer than sheep’s wool? It’s also half the weight, water resistant, fire retardant, moisture wicking, and hypoallergenic. Why are we telling you this? Because Alpaca socks, gloves, and sweaters make GREAT holiday gifts. . .especially if you’ve personally met the Alpaca in Maine that the wool comes from.
Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in Unity is just a 45-minute drive from the inn, and a visit there makes a great November day trip. You can tour the farm (Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm), buy presents for everyone on your list, and, with a little planning, even walk an Alpaca in Maine through the woods.
Meet an Alpaca in Maine
With the company of a farm guide, you and up to 3 other visitors will each take one of the farm’s trained, participating alpacas on a walk through the farm’s fields and trails. This one-hour adventure is a fantastic opportunity for selfies, group photos, a one-on-one experience with a beautiful alpaca in Maine, and much more.
Back at the farm’s store, you can purchase shawls, capes, toys, and even yarn tagged to the exact animal from which it was shorn. Imagine knitting mittens out of the wool of Space Cowboy — one of the farm’s most popular Alpacas!