Chatham County Farms for Sale

Farms for Sale Chatham County NC

 

Horse Farm in Chatham County Silk Hope areaHave you been looking for Farms or Land for Sale in Chatham County, NC with a pond and home with plenty of land?  This property on 654 Center Church Road, Pittsboro NC is only 35 minutes to Apex, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill and 40 minutes from Raleigh and could be your final destination property or perfect retreat property with unlimited options!! This amazing 150+ acre farm in the desired Silk Hope area offers the best of everything including rolling hills, amazing views, a new home and multiple home sites. This property was recently renovated and the farm has fenced pastures ready for your horses or cattle, multiple outbuildings, a old silo, barns and stalls! MatureChatham County NC Silo photo timber, creeks, and wildlife areas abound and be sure to view the wildlife photos below. Beautiful creeks and open pastures are perfect for scenic trail rides on ATV’s or horses.

Updates to the Farm and Home on 654 Center Church Road, Pittsboro NC 27312

Part of the renovation includes a newly constructed road going across the whole farm from Van Thomas Road over to Center Church Road. So smooth you can drive your Corvette across! Over 7000 ft. of new perimeter fencing was put in place along with new farm gates. The pastures are in fantastic shape and hold a limited head of cows on the property now. Massive cleanup was done on the old dairy farm including the removal of an old farm home, hauling off dumpsters of debris and fresh painting of the barns.

There was a newly constructed custom 3 bedroom home with many high end features built in 2019 including all top of the line consumer reports best appliances!

Chatham County Farm home with outdoor field viewFeatures to the Farm Home for sale in Pittsboro

Custom Koehler kitchen sink 7 burner Z-Line gas cook top, 750 cfm range hood, Maple kitchen cabinets, solid wood, Quartz counter tops in Baths, Porcelain tile M bath shower, 10 foot ceilings down, 9’ up, Two walk in closets, one down and one up, Soaring 20’ cathedral in living area Masonry fireplace, Oak wide plank hardwood floors, Whole house 22 kw generator, Sealed crawl space, Kinetico water softening and filtration system, Stacked stone exterior, 2 x 6 exterior walls, Foamed filled insulation, Cement board siding, Low E windows, Trane HVAC system and Galvalume metal roof.

52 light chandelier in great room, Miakeia ceiling fans, Exterior ceiling fans on porches, LED lighting throughout, 654 Center Church Road in Pittsboro NCFootings built to exceed code, 2’ x 1’ continuous with #5 reinforcing, 2’ x 2’ x 1’ pier footing with #5 mats, Electric fireplace in M Bedroom, with remote, Large attic storage space and much more! Imagine relaxing here FOREVER!

Tractor, mowers and home furnishings for sale as separate personal property. To search the whole MLS for other Farms or Land for Sale in Chatham County NC with Pond and Home click here.

Contact us today for a showing on 654 Center Church Road in Pittsboro, NC 27312! Look at  other Sold Farms for Sale Chatham County, NC at this link. Visit the town of Pittsboro website here! 

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Land for sale in Harnett County, North Carolina

Land for sale in Harnett County, North Carolina

Are you looking for Land for sale in Harnett County, North Carolina? This Wonderful and Large 207.6 Acres on Josey Williams Road, Erwin, for $620,000 is a Great Parcel of Land in Beautiful Harnett County! It’s a Diverse Tract with Multiple Open Fields for Crop Production, Different Stands and Age Growth of Timber and Lots of Paved Road Frontage on Josey Williams Road! Mixed Topography and Terrain enhances the Aesthetic Value and this Farm offers Prime Hunting and Fishing with Frontage on the Little River! Recreation for the Whole Family! Multiple Homes Sites! Call for Details on CRP and Hunting and Farming Lease for Income!

Harnett County NC farm for salein Josey Williams RoadHarnett County enjoys rich historic significance, beautiful parks and recreational areas, golfing, quaint downtown shopping, and plenty of working farms and open land.   A few lucky couples each year marry at the idyllic Willow Pond Farmstead, a private 100+ acre farm dedicated to rare and endangered breeds of livestock.  Recently, through a major rehabilitation project, the county-owned, public-use Harnett Regional Jetport serves on average 140 aircraft operations per day.

Many students come to Campbell for its renowned law school.  The Campbell Camels, the university’s athletics mascot name, have well-developed programs in several sports including football and basketball.  In 1992, the Camels took on Duke University’s Blue Devils losing 56-82 in their only NCAA playoff game so far.

Because of the local access to an educated work force, relatively short commutes to world-class employers and rich opportunities for real estate investment in land for sale in the area, Harnett County NC is a perfect place to call home.

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We sell Land for sale in Harnett County, North Carolina and other counties in Central NC! View a local past sold farm here.

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Raleigh NC Land & Lots for Sale

Raleigh NC Land & Lots For Sale: Selling Your Vacant Land in The Piedmont or Land for Sale in Raleigh

To assume that the process of selling a piece of Raleigh NC Land & Lots For Sale is the same as selling a house is to run the risk of underestimating the needs of prospective buyers and losing out on potential sales. The land market is very unique, with its own challenges and characteristics. A knowledgeable professional, however, who understands and specializes in land transactions will be invaluable in the marketing of your Raleigh-area lot, negotiating the transaction, and successfully closing on the sale of your property. Look here for Raleigh NC Land & Lots For Sale.  

Raleigh NC Land and Lots for SaleHow Selling Raleigh Land Differs From the Process of Selling a Home

For those pondering the sale of any real estate without a realtor, the appeal of potentially saving thousands on commissions is a powerful incentive indeed. Selling a vacant piece of land, in particular, often appears to be a very straightforward, uncomplicated process since there is no actual structure involved on the property to show and to play into the price of the property. However, the market for vacant land – from small individual lots to large tracts of land – is actually a very specialized area of real estate, and there are many nuances in the sale of a lot that are likely to escape an individual who is unfamiliar with the process. Click here for Raleigh Horse properties and farms for sale.

It’s helpful to keep in mind a few key points when considering the sale of a piece of vacant land. Who are your potential buyers, for instance, and what is the best way to reach them? What features of a lot are most important to a prospective buyer? And how do selling techniques differ when you’re talking about a market – for land – that is not as active as traditional real estate?

  • Most land buyers are seeking a piece of property in a good location and with the right specifications to develop. Whether the buyer is looking for a small lake lot for a vacation home or a builder interested in developing the land on a much larger scale, they are each looking at the property with an eye to transforming it down the road.
  • Selling, and showing, a piece of land is not as emotional a process as is selling a home. Good or bad, your potential buyer doesn’t have that opportunity to walk through a house and develop a feeling about it which will eventually lead them to make a decision. One way in which a seller can encourage potential buyers to visualize themselves as future property owners is with as detailed a property description as possible and great photos showing the lot’s layout, features, and property lines.
  • The pricing of a vacant piece of land might be trickier than pricing a home, as well. There may be few comparable pieces of property for sale in the area, for instance. If potential buyers are commercial developers, the selling price might be higher than if the land is a single lot. Location, amenities, accessibility and economic conditions may all, too, affect the sales price.
  • Because financing for a vacant lot is often more difficult to obtain than financing for traditional real estate, the option of seller financing is sometimes offered in an effort to motivate potential buyers.
  • Marketing techniques differ substantially when the property is vacant land. A large, visible sign, for instance, that lists all the most pertinent facts about the lot is more effective than a simple “For Sale” sign and a phone number. There are no open houses when it comes to a vacant lot, so online sites – including some that are geared specifically to land transactions – may be useful in advertising the property. Neighbors, too, looking to expand their properties are also sometimes excellent prospects, or even great resources in terms of finding potential buyers.

How can a professional help?

Selling a vacant lot requires the specialized assistance of a knowledgeable local agent: a qualified broker such as Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina. With over 50 years of combined team experience in the central North Carolina area, Legacy Farms can competently handle any Raleigh NC Land & Lots For Sale transaction, which includes finding the answers to the following pertinent questions about your property. Raleigh NC Land and Lots for Sale 2020

  • Are there any details about the land that a buyer would want – or legally need – to know about?
  • What is the history of the property?
  • Does the lot have water access, or hookup for utilities?
  • What are property taxes on a vacant piece of land? Might there be any tax breaks associated with the property?
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A broker will also answer questions from potential buyers as to how they intend to use the property. If the lot is going to be used as a recreational piece of land or a lot for a future home, what are the area’s amenities? Is there sufficient shopping and entertainment nearby? What about schools? If a prospective buyer’s plans are to develop the land, what sort of infrastructure is in place? is the property accessible, and is it zoned for development? A good broker, too, will be able to make recommendations as to showing the property in its best light, which may involve property clean-up, grass mowing, or removing any run-down or unused structures. If the property has not recently been surveyed, the broker will organize that, and based on the survey and other factors he will determine the best, and most realistic, selling price.

Most importantly, a good broker knows the market and is the best person available to help you make the most informed decisions throughout the selling and negotiation process.

Contact Legacy Farms and Ranches of Fonville Morsiey Realty to find out more about putting your Raleigh-area lot on the market!

For tips on North Carolina Land Sales, NC Land and Farms for Sale in Central North Carolina, NC Farms and Land for Sale, or Financing for NC Land, please contact the professionals at Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina. Raleigh NC Land & Lots For Sale and Farm homes in Wake county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Castle Rock Farm Road Timber Farm in Pittsboro

(UNDER CONTRACT) PRIME TIME TIMBER TRACT in CHATHAM COUNTY!! PRICE REDUCTION TO $350,000!!

 
Very Nice 66+/- Acre HEAVILY Wooded Tract On Castle Rock Farm Road. This Timber Tract Is Ready to be Thinned or Harvested. LOTS of Paved Road Frontage. Great Family Tract to Hike, Hunt or Build a Family Home or Cabin! Good Investment Potential In Popular Chatham County. Just miles from Hwy 64! Photos of open field is not included in the sale, the timber parcel behind the field is. Call for details, maps and a showing!
 

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Selling My NC Farm

Selling My NC Farm The decision to sell a family farm is not always an easy one. Sometimes economics drive the decision, but often it is based on complex family dynamics or other real challenges such as a lack of interest or aging family members not being able to handle the physical work of running a farm operation. Whatever the circumstances, finding an experienced farm broker – one who is skilled in negotiation and in the handling of all the pertinent legal and financial issues particular to the sale of farmland – will be imperative in selling.

How can a professional help?

The use of a competent and experienced broker is critical in helping sellers understand the financial considerations and legal processes involved in a farm sale, and in advising the family as to issues that typically affect the sale of a farm. Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina will be able to facilitate a smooth transaction and provide valuable guidance to the family in a variety of areas.  

  • Legacy Farms will be able to determine the value not only of any farms for sale in NC, but of the farm’s assets as well – farm machinery, livestock and buildings – and will be able to discuss options as to handling the sale of those assets.
  • We will be able to explain the effect of water rights, environmental issues, easements and other factors on the value and sales price of the property.
  • We will consider the varying interests of all family members concerned and will be able to put together a marketing plan based on those interests.
  • We will be able to discuss tax implications with you that are unique to the sale of farmland.

Tax Considerations

As with any financial transaction, the risks involved in being unaware of the complex tax implications of a farm sale can be disastrous for a family. Before the For Sale sign is even posted on the property, proper planning should take place so that the family understands all tax-related implications and in the end receives maximum value from the sale.

I.R.S. Section 1031 allows some sellers to defer paying federal and state capital gains taxes by exchanging a property for a “like kind” property. This type of transaction is called a 1031 exchange, like-kind exchange, or “Starker Loophole.” In order to qualify, the farm (or business, or rental property) in question must be an investment property, and the family must immediately turn around and purchase another investment property once it is sold. Farms that are used as a family’s primary residence – for personal use – would not apply. A valid 1031 exchange requires that a replacement property be determined within a month and a half of the sale of the farm, and the closing on the new property must take place within 130 days of that date.

Tips for Success

Most potential buyers want to see proof of how successful the farm operation has been over the past year or years. Sellers who are prepared to present data showing the success of the farm will help the overall process run more smoothly, and both buyer and seller will know right away if the property might be a good match for both. Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina will facilitate this process.

As with the sale of any piece of property, appearance is everything. Keep in mind that within the first few minutes of a potential buyer’s visit, they’ve already formed an impression that will likely be very hard to shift if it is indeed a negative impression. A farm that is organized, clean, in good repair and actually looks like the images posted in its property listing – as appealing as possible, in other words – will show very favorably and more often compared to a property that is obviously neglected or run down.

It’s also important for sellers to be prepared for the emotional toll of selling the farm, and for the possibility that the process may turn out to be more complex than anticipated.

Finally, the process of doing due diligence, even before the decision is made to sell, is everything. What are the statistics – acreage, pumping capacity, value of any timber, etc. – of the property? Is ownership of the farm clear? – who is listed on the Deed to the property? Is the family able to legally sell the property? And, finally, whether the family farm is located in Rolesville, Wake Forest, Louisburg or Raleigh, are there any other farms for sale in the area? How long have they been on the market?

Contact Legacy Farms to find out more about selling your North Carolina farm. We welcome the opportunity to help with your real estate needs!

For tips on North Carolina Land Sales, NC Land and Farms for Sale in Central North Carolina, NC Farms and Land for Sale, or Financing for NC Land, please contact the professionals at Legacy Farms and Ranches of North Carolina.

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Happy Trails Farm in Wake Forest

Happy Trails Farm in Wake Forest

704 Dogwood Hill Lane, Wake Forest NC 27587. Happy Trails Farm in Wake Forest! A Perfect Mini-Horse-Farm with Horse facilities in a Prime Location on 3.7 Acres! Previously Run as a Business, the Retiring Owners have Enjoyed the Camp Lifestyle but Riding on to Other Trails! Plenty of Space and Portion of the Home is Rented as an Apartment for $675.00 per month. Substantial Income if new Owners want to continue to Run the Business.  $350,000

704 Dogwood Hill Lane, Wake Forest NC 27587

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Pond and Timber Properties for Sale Henderson on 0 Epson Rocky Ford Road

Gorgeous 247 Acres with Ponds, Open Fields and Timber in Franklin County

Epson Rocky Ford Road! Gorgeous 247+/- Acre Franklin County Farm Loaded with Diverse Timber, Open Agricultural Fields, Large Fishing Pond and More! LOTS of Road Frontage on both Epson Rocky Ford Road and Gooch Roads. Enjoy Miles of Existing Forest Paths Through Stands of Mature Pines & Hardwoods. An Ultimate Family Farm and Getaway! Abundant Recreational Opportunities Such as Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Equestrian Options and ATV Trails. Great Long Term Timber and Land Investment Potential. $790,000!

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Duck Hunting Property for Sale NC

Duck Impoundment for Sale in Nash County NC

DUCKS! DUCKS! DUCKS! GEESE! DEER! TURKEYS! 35-40 Minutes from the Triangle!

NC Duck Impoundent for SaleThe amount of Tar river frontage (over 3700+/- feet) for a property of this size is rare! The fact the river is a natural boundary with swamps on all sides keeps the property extremely protected and private from other hunters and there are two deeded access points as well. The owners knew the potential in the property and wanted to gain some control over the water levels and create a food source. The logging company had put a road across the property that created a natural area for impounding so they spent the first few years building the infrastructure across the property via upgraded piping systems and clearing of “the impoundment” and “slough” portions of the property. These areas are both easily planted with rice (SEE PHOTOS BELOW), millet or other food sources that waterfowl like. There is a large roost on the property and no clearing or anything was done to the roost area to leave it wet year round.  The property is nesting a great number of birds this year.

Duck Farm for Sale NCThere are 15 wood duck boxes that have been maintained every year and most of which produce multiple nests a year. These birds are patterned in on the property and utilize it every winter. The migratory puddle ducks that use the Tar basin typically show up in late November every year and stay through the winter. The bird activity has remained fantastic!
 
The sellers built nice permanent blind structures in the impoundment and the slough and did extensive timber management in fall of 2019 that added a great deal of accessibility to the property. They created a large food plot and enhanced the river NC Duck Property for Sale road which are both planted in food and loaded with deer and turkeys. All points to the property are now very accessible by truck or ATV and was not the case when purchased. There are two feeders on the property as well as dozens of prime deer stands areas.
 
Triangle Pond Management has managed the property for years and are very interested in continuing on with wildlife management for the new owners. They are arguably one of the top Waterfowl Management companies in the state and know the property inside and out. Triangle Pond planted the crops and food plots every year and helped with all facets of management as needed. They can construct and erect deer stands for the new owners as well.
 
Duck property for sale with cabin NCThe cabin on the property has solid bones but needs to be refinished and remodeled with updates and is sold “as is”. It was flooded in Hurricane Matthew and likely should be raised when refurbished.
 
This tract is a hunter’s paradise. Don’t miss this Duck Impoundment for Sale in Nash County NC!! Call us today!! Shown by appointment only. 10431 Lake Royale Rd, Spring Hope, NC 27882.

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Finding Fresh Produce in Our Own Backyards and Supporting Local NC Farms

Finding Fresh Produce in NC and Supporting Local NC Farms

Finding Fresh Produce in NC and Supporting Local NC Farms

Finding Fresh Produce in Our Own Backyards and Supporting Local NC Farms can be tough with social distancing regulations being what they are, shortages of some fresh food items at our local grocery stores, and cabin fever – for some – running at somewhat higher levels than usual, you may be gratified to find out that many of the items we may have been going without or struggling to find are actually still available. Local farms, suffering from closures of farmer’s markets and other limited retail opportunities, need and want our business, and many of them, just a car ride away, now offer convenient online ordering, pick-up and delivery services that make our lives during this period just a little bit more manageable. Finding Fresh Produce in Our Own Backyards and Supporting Local NC Farms.

Fresh Fruits & Greens

Wake County’s Collard Patch roadside farm market supports community farms and families through the sale of fresh, locally-grown vegetables and strawberries. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am through dusk. http://thecollardpatch.net/index.html

Bernie’s Berries, outside of Greensboro, currently offers strawberries and tomatoes in stock and available for pick up should you call ahead; pick-up will be arranged in an area where produce is loaded directly into vehicles. Visitors may also opt to pick their own berries, provided hands are washed first. From late spring through mid-fall, a full range of fresh produce is also available. http://www.berniesberries.com/our-produce/

Phillips Farms of Cary will be selling strawberries this season in sanitized containers; those who bring back their containers will receive a future discount! As of April 16, the farm’s opening date, drive-up service only will be available, with payment accepted online. http://phillipsfarmsofcary.com/

Place your online order for vegetables, flowers and herbs from Clayton’s Chickadee Farms by Sunday evening in order to pick your items up at the farm on Tuesday; order by Thursday for Saturday pick-up. Orders will be safely stored in a cooler with your bagged and tagged items inside. https://www.chickadeefarmsnc.com/

Eggs, Milk and Cheese

The Ran-Lew Dairy in Graham carries fresh milk, buttermilk and ice cream, available for pick-up Thursdays 4-6pm or Saturdays 10am – 2pm. Email ranlewmilk@att.net

Greensboro’s Brookhaven Mill Farm offers fresh milk, eggs, butter, honey and more. Reach out to bookhavenmillfarm@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a pick-up.

Dairy products (eggs, cheese and milk) as well as beef, pork, chicken and lamb and available at the Ninja Cow Farm’s on-site store, but a limited number of customers are allowed in at a time and guests must wash their hands before entering. https://ninjacowfarm.com/

Meat

Cane Creek Farm’s farm stand is open on Saturdays 9am-1pm and Wednesdays 3-6pm in Elfland, offering pork, beef, poultry and lamb as well as fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey. Large meat orders are available for pick-up. https://canecreekfarm.us/

Saxapahaw’s Braeburn Beef farm raises pork and beef and sells in bulk to the public; orders are available for pick-up at the farm. https://braeburnbeef.com/

Bull City Farm, in Bahama, accepts pre-orders of pasture-raised pork and turkey, grass-fed lamb, sausages and pasture-raised eggs with pick-up or home delivery options. https://www.bullcityfarm.com/

Chapel Hill’s Beechcrest Farm offers no-contact delivery of beef, pork, eggs and more within the Chapel Hill / Durham / Pittsboro area. https://beechcrestfarm.com/

Several other local farms offer beef, poultry, pork or other types of meet, including the following. Call ahead or place your online order to arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Bread

The Strong Arm Baking Company not only features a full range of breads, cookies, pastries, and pies, but eggs and farmer’s cheese as well. For every loaf of bread purchased via weekly subscription, Strong Arm donates a loaf to a local food bank. Home delivery is provided with prepaid online orders. https://www.strongarmbaking.com/

Order local breads and crackers, honey, vegetables, flowers, herbs and more from Mebane’s Farmbelly Online Farmstand. Place your order by Sunday evening and pick your items up on Tuesday 2-6pm. https://www.farmbelly.com/farmstand

Crawfish

Kenly’s Eastern NC Crawfish Farm currently offers fresh crawfish Monday through Saturday, by appointment only, at their farm location. https://www.easternnccrawfish.com/

Honey

Purchase your raw or creamed honey, beeswax candles and a range of honey-based products in North Hills, Raleigh from local honey vendor Pleasant Bee at a convenient drive-in-and-out mini market Saturdays 10am – Noon. http://thepleasantbee.com/The_Pleasant_Bee.php

For more information: Finding Fresh Produce in Our Own Backyards and Supporting Local NC Farms

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https://pickyourown.farm/farms/wake-county-nc/

https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/on-farm-pickups/

 

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Keeping the Kids Active & Entertained During Quarantine

Keeping the Kids Active & Entertained During QuarantineKeeping the Kids Active & Entertained During Quarantine

Looking for ways to get out of the house with the kids, stay sane and stay healthy, and stick to the commonsense rules of social distancing that have become such a focus of our everyday lives? Maintaining positive mental and physical well-being, for children as well as adults, is especially important during these challenging times, but there are plenty of creative ways we can keep our families entertained and active during this unplanned period – and gift – of together time.    

The Joy of Gardening With Children

There’s no better time than early spring to plant and care for a vegetable garden. Cultivating a garden together with our kids is not just a great way to get outside during some of the most pleasant months of the year, but the process of growing edible plants – vegetables, herbs, fruit – also teaches kids all about food, nutrition, discipline and the importance of hard work. Seeds or starter plants, tools, pots and other gardening supplies are always available to order online, and plenty of videos will help get the kids excited about the prospect of growing – and eating! – their own delicious produce.

A variety of quick-growing vegetables including zucchini, radishes, spinach, green beans and turnips will keep the kids busy and engaged, while squash and pumpkins are fun to plant because they’re impressive to grow – large and colorful on their fast-growing vines. Tomatoes, lettuce and certain herbs are easily grown in pots and will continue to flourish as they are picked throughout the season, and alfalfa or bean sprouts can even be grown on the back porch or kitchen counter, with sprouts sometimes beginning to appear in as few as 3-4 days.

Go Birdwatching

Spring is also the best time of year for birdwatching, as the millions of migratory birds that have spent their winter months in warm southern regions migrate back north again to build nests, explore and communicate with one another as they re-acclimate to life in the Northern Hemisphere. Sparrows, warblers, thrushes and woodpeckers are at their most active in late March and early April, staking out territories and singing their very distinct songs in an effort to find and attract mates.

Bird feeders in the backyard are a great place to start growing your children’s interest in birdwatching and identification, but even a short walk down a park path or into the woods will open their eyes as to the enormous range of birds in the area. Keeping a bird journal, spotting different species with a pair of binoculars and learning how to identify them based on size, color, song and behavior are all activities that are not just fun, but educational.

Go on a Turkey Hunt

Another great way to get older kids out of the house and into the great outdoors is by taking them on a spring turkey shoot. Beginning April 4th, youth under the age of 18 are able to hunt turkeys (male or bearded turkeys) statewide. Several restrictions exist, of course, which may resultKeeping the Kids Active & Entertained During Quarantine in heavy fines if violated; hunting with dogs during spring turkey season, for instance, is prohibited, as is hunting with any sort of handgun. But learning to call or scout out a turkey, handle a gun and even build a hunting blind are all hunting skills that your children will be able to use for years to come.

Go For a Run or a Nature Walk

There are ways to run safely during these times of social distancing that have everything to do with running on your own rather than in a group and sticking to areas or trails that are not likely to have much other foot traffic. It’s a prime time to explore some less-traveled routes – parks, paths or neighborhoods – that might be new to you as a runner or to try running at a time of day you may not be accustomed to.

Children, once again, are dying to get outdoors, and a nature walk with the kids might involve asking them to listen to and describe the sounds of the forest, the types of trees they see or signs of animal life – animal tracks, insects, animal droppings or bird nests – along the way. Even if the walk turns into a simple opportunity for some fresh air and change of scenery, the precious memories of these times spent as a family are likely to stick with them – and you – forever.