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Get to know Tipsy Toad Grove and their comical goats as they lead you on a guided tour of their small mixed working-farm in the Annapolis Valley. Enjoy a delicious farm-to-fork picnic with ingredients produced at the farm and take home your very own decorated “Adventure Walking Stick” to remember your visit!

Experience Highlights:

  • Explore a small mixed working farm on this 3.5-hour guided walking tour at Tipsy Toad Grove. Get to know your hosts Sue and Troy, their sense of humour, and their labour of love to maintain and restore the farm originally built sometime in the late 1800s.
  • Bond with your own personal Miniature Nubian Goat as you make your way around the farm. With plenty of garden snacks to feed the goats, you’re sure to earn a great selfie with your goat-guide.
  • Customize your own "Adventure Walking Stick" to take along on the hike and bring home with you! If you are traveling and space is a concern, you can create an “Adventure Bracelet” to remember your day.
  • Savour a farm-to-fork picnic at the end of our tour featuring food produced at Tipsy Toad Grove.


Tipsy Toad Grove Farm: 579 Messenger Road, Kingston, Nova Scotia


No pre-determined booking dates have been set. Please contact us to arrange a booking for your group! This experience can be customized.

Price: $149 per person + HST + booking fee for public group tours. Private couples tour $630 + HST + booking fee, or private small group tour of up to four people $700 + HST + booking fee.

Includes a guided walking tour at Tipsy Toad Grove with your own personal Miniature Nubian Goat, a customized “Adventure Stick”, and a farm-to-fork picnic to complete the tour.

Check availability and book your experience HERE. Please call to inquire about private tours.

Good to Know:

  • This experience is approximately 3.5 hours in length.
  • No open-toed footwear or high heels! Wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty as we will traverse a variety of terrains.
  • Bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen.
  • Please note that our washroom facilities are composting outhouses.
  • Consider downloading and familiarizing yourself with “Seek by iNaturalist” and/or “Merlin Bird ID” apps to help you identify and capture the flora and fauna you’ll see during your tour. These are usually free apps!
  • This guided tour takes place on mixed terrain including single track trails and through natural fields. They are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact Tipsy Toad Grove Farm directly to discuss any needs and potential accommodations.
  • Please advise us of any medical conditions or allergies, including food allergies, that may affect your ability to safely participate in this experience.No pre-determined booking dates have been set. Please contact us to arrange a booking for your group! This experience can be customized.
Sue Earle and Troy Turple

Sue Earle and Troy Turple are outdoors enthusiasts who came to farming later in life. Passionate about food and nature, Sue left a university job to figure out the ropes of sustainable farming. She produces spray-free vegetables which are sold through a CSA program and used as ingredients in the burritos she cooks and sells at the local farmers' market.  While Troy still works away from the farm he spends his downtime helping to make hay, feed animals, and lead goat walks. In the occasional free moments they find between fixing ancient machinery, mending snapped fence posts and squishing squash bugs, Sue and Troy enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and cooking up a storm to fuel the next adventure.