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Appleton Farms

Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Ipswich
Type: Farms
Description: Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Trails, vistas, cows and a great dairy store. The yogurt is the BEST! You might even see a fox or the Myopia Hunt coming through.

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Brandon, MS
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Appleton Farms is a beautiful spot with lots of walking trails. We went during the afternoon on a weekday in October, and there really wasn't much to do. We saw the cows, but everything else was closed down (Dairy Store and Visitors Center). I think there is more to do on the weekends when more visitors probably come by.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I drove an hour and a half to Appleton Farms to go hiking on their trails a couple of weeks ago and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Appleton Farms is a fully functioning farm that grows hay and raises cattle. The trails that we walked wound their way through the fields with grazing cattle as well through... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Appleton farms is a great place to visit year round. You can visit the cows, tour the farm facilities, see the restored farm house, or walk/run for miles on the grassrides and trails. The Trustees of Reservations host a lot of wonderful events for all ages from adult classes to farm tours for toddlers. Their activity calendar is always full... More

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a great property owned by the Trustees of Reservations and worth a visit just for the newly opened farm store.

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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

A gentle and soothing stop just outside charming Ipswich, MA, Appleton Farms offers fields, shady lanes, stands of forest and a glimpse of farm life before the time of agri-business. The terrain is varied and easy to walk, and I've never seen it crowded. Budget at least two hours to take it in at the ideal pace.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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327 reviews 327 reviews
118 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Worth the visit. 1,000 acres of varied fields and paths. A locavore farm stand (CS). A signature Trustees of Reservations site.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I grew up in Ipswich and Appleton Farms was across the road.If you drive to Waldingfield Road in ipswich which is off 1A, there is a place to park your car. There are great walking paths of various lengths. Bring your dog and bring your kids. Stay on the trails. You have to watch out for ticks and poison ivy.... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

was up there 2 weeks ago did about 3 mile hike cecking out the cows -horses had lots of fun.

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