Observation & Picnic

GENERAL INFORMATION

- The two observation areas are accessible year round during our opening hours. 

 

- There is a free observation area adjacent to our main parking lot that overlooks our male pastures.  

 

- There is a second observation area (main observation area) which overlooks our female pastures and for which access requires the purchase of an admission ticket.

 

- Admission tickets can be purchased at the outdoor admission booth during the high season and inside the boutique during the off-season.

 

- Tap drinking water is NOT available on-site.  PLEASE plan on bringing your own water and bottle as we do not endorse the use of or promote single-use plastic bottles.

- Leave no trace!  Please respect the pristine environment and other visitors by disposing of trash and recyclables at designated areas.  

Alpagas Sutton Spring Activities
Alpagas Sutton Summer Activities
Alpagas Sutton Fall Activities

- Alpaca observation

- Wooden alpacas play zone

- Picnic tables with umbrellas

- Adirondack chairs 

Alpaga Sutton Winter Activities

- Alpaca observation

- Wooden alpacas play zone

ALPACA FACTS & BEHAVIOR

- Alpacas are domesticated livestock and even though they are curious and social, most of them do not enjoy being touched or petted freely.  Keep in mind that alpacas are not domesticated house animals.

- Most of our alpacas will approach pasture fences to greet visitors. 

 

- Alpacas are typically calm and gentle but like llamas, they do have the capacity to spit if they feel threatened.  Do not be afraid, they will not spit on humans if they don't have a good reason to!  They will typically use this defense mechanism between each other to resolve certain conflicts in connection with food or the hierarchy ranking within the herd.   

- Our alpacas are free to roam between their pastures and shelters at any given time during the day.

 

- The best seasons to observe them out in the pastures are spring and fall, when the temperatures are milder. 

- On warm summer days, they tend to be out in the pastures in the morning and then again in late afternoon.  They typically use their cooler shelters around mid-day when the sun gets too warm.

 

- They will instinctively use their shelters to protect themselves against certain elements such as strong wind, rain, extreme heat, deep freeze or heavy snow.

Please keep in mind that these animals will follow their instincts and that we cannot guarantee their presence at the pastures at all times.