This sounds so idyllic and wonderful: a Holstein dairy farm right in our town. They sell the most delicious ice cream out of the country store on the farmland. You can also get eggs, milk, beef, and more.
So just adjust your expectations. Maple View has their store that sells locally made, fresh ice cream that is really, really good. There are rocking chairs out front on a big porch, 1 or 2 picnic tables, and you look out over the rolling pastures. On a nice day, it is a beautiful place to relax and take in the countryside. So it can be fun, but you have to know before you go that you will not be petting animals. (By the way, you can also get the exact same ice cream in downtown Carrboro now at the Maple View Farm shop.)
The most popular use of Maple View Farms? To bike to.
There is a loop referred to as the “Dairyland loop” that takes you by Maple View so you can stop for a scoop. A relatively easy ride through the pastures, yet still close to town, it is very popular.
If you bike with your child, please note that this loop is not for kids to bike themselves. There are portions on major roads. You can pull a bike trailer if you wish but, again, it just depends on your comfort level and your expertise. Check out the map before making a decision. You do spend a section on some very busy roads.
Maple View Farms
Hours noon – 8pm
3111 Dairyland Road