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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Description: Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest...
Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
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Bucolic Walks

Appleton Farms is just down the street ... we are so fortunate to have a working farm with lovely trails, a dairy farm and CSA so close to us. We enjoy a walk there... when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Appleton Farms is just down the street ... we are so fortunate to have a working farm with lovely trails, a dairy farm and CSA so close to us. We enjoy a walk there... when you are on the trails you see no trace of roads or buildings... a lovely place that is great for a quiet interlude and chat.... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went on a weekday so no organized visit, but it was actually better as the farm was quiet. The staff invited us to walk around and see the animals. The cows were jut coming back from the fields to be milked. The barn is nice, and the cheeses are great, although prices are a bit steep. overall a nice break... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great for family's, animals , events for kids, food to purchase from the working farm. There are also plots for people to grow produce on during the growing season.. There is the original farm house to tour as well. It is one of The Trustees of Reservation properties.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We purchased the milk at the small store @ Appleton Farms. It was sooooo delicious we had consumed it in 2 days. It has the creamy consistency you remember only delivered by the milk man. Give yourself a special treat and purchase some. You do pay a deposit on the glass container but that gives you a reason to go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Don;t get me wrong..a beautiful place but they are dishonest about how some of the animals are treated. They place baby male calves out in a area..so young children could see them..and bond with them for months..they name the calves and state they are never sold for veal, but said they eventually get integrated into a head and live in... More 

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TheTrustees, Owner at Appleton Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns. The Trustees of Reservations and the employees of Appleton Farm are committed to treating all animals in our care humanely. We maintain our herd size at a manageable level for an engagement farm and on occasion we may need to sell, or transfer to our other properties, animals if we... More 

Boxford, Massachusetts
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Appleton Farms encompasses acres of farm land, meadows and woods with a variety of trails, some of which allow dogs off leash. At the end of all the trails is the farm stand and barns. They make their own cheeses and offer a wide selection of milk including un-homogenized milk which has the cream at the top of the bottle... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 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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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich

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