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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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Ultra fresh milk right from the cow!! No competition

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
159 helpful votes 159 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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147 attraction reviews
506 helpful votes 506 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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