How it works
How it works
Hike With Goats
Central Mass Goat Rental
Our farm waivers are written agreements that outline common activities and risks that can happen while you are having fun on the farm. Although waivers are primarily legal tools, they also serve an educational purpose by letting you know about the potential risks of an activity. You can determine if this activity is right for you. Often that's all it takes to understand, and hopefully, avoid accidents and misunderstandings. Anyone who refuses to sign a waiver prior to the activity may not participate. Nor may the individual alter or delete any language in the waiver. Waivers cannot be signed by minors. Activity participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
I understand that the behavior and actions of any animal can be unpredictable and that in working with animals, personal injury or property damage may occur. Being aware of the risks that may be involved, I indemnify and hold harmless Central Mass Goat Rental and/or their volunteers, officers and employees for any and all personal injury or property damage resulting from my participation.
I understand that photographs, pictures, slides, movies, or videos may be taken of me and my guests in connection with my participation in farm activities, and that these pictures may be used on the Central Mass Goat Rental website, posted on Facebook, or other social media sites.
Conduct and Behavior
I agree to stay in areas to which I am assigned and not enter areas that will place me in undue danger. As an adult, I will supervise my child(ren) at all times. Participation is solely at the discretion of the owners and staff members of the farm. I will always be accompanied by a Volunteer or a member of the staff that is educated and versed in goat herd management and principles. I will follow their direction and keep the safety of others and the herd in mind when I take action.
Interacting with farm animals is an important experience for children and adults. Being able to touch and watch the animals helps people to learn about agriculture and encourages the human-animal bond. Despite the many benefits of interacting with farm animals, people should be aware that farm animals can sometimes carry germs that make people sick. I will protect myself, my family, and the animals on the farm by remembering to wash my hands with soap and warm running water for at least 20 seconds after contact with farm animals. I will use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. There will be bathrooms available. Please do not hesitate to ask owners of the farm, either Tammy or Seth Hebert, they will escort you or one of the volunteers to the restroom on the property.
Terms & Conditions
You will receive an email on the night before the event if we are canceling due to weather conditions so that you can plan. In the event of a cancellation due to weather, you will be able to reschedule to another day depending on availability. Special arrangements can be made.
Each attendee must have their own reservation through the booking website (https://myevent.com/hikewithgoats). Children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult that has their own paid reservation. Anyone coming to observe or to take pictures must have their own reservation. Our session sizes are intentionally small, so do not bring more people than you have made reservations for without the prior permission of the owner. We are trying to limit our hikes to 10 hikers but at times their might be more. We require you to wear the mask during the hike and try to keep your distances. If you have symptoms of Covid, please contact me to reschedule your hike.
Working with Animals:
If you would like to hold or work with an animal, you will need both hands free and to devote your full concentration. Please leave purses, backpacks, beverage cups, and other items that require to be held in your car, or we can store safely for you. We have Herd Dog in training. We ask that we you refrain from patting in during the hike. His name is ROCKET and he is a puppy Appenzeller Swiss Farm Dog. He is still nervous around strangers so we are letting people greet him on his terms. He will be joining us on the hike.
Tick and Mosquito Exposure:
Ticks and Mosquito's can pose a health hazard to adults and children if you do not practice goodprotection. Protection includes but is not limited to: wearing long sleeves and pants, wearing the appropriate bug spray and doing through tick checks once you leave the wooded areas. It is up to each hiker to provide their own bug spray and take all precautions for them and any child that attends the hike.
The trails can get icy. We recommend that you wear the appropriate foot wear which would include Shoe Spikes or Crampons. We will alert you the day before if the trails have some ice.
We accept all forms of payment. Cash, Check, Credit Card. Payments can be made at the beginning of the hike through the farm owner, Tammy Hebert. All checks can be made out to: Central Mass Goat Rental. Please indicate if you would like a receipt emailed on original registration site.
Hiking is done on Lunenburg Public Conservation Land. Participants will walk on parcel of land under the guidelines set forth by the town of Lunenburg and at their own risk. Mud, rocks, leaves, sticks, puddles and other potentially slippery conditions may be encountered. Hiking shoes, boots, sneakers with good traction are highly recommended. Due to the rough terrain and the potential to scare the animals, strollers are not allowed during events.
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