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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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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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Good hiking

Hiking is enjoyable though the signage could be a bit better. No dogs allowed on a large section of the farm. Nice to stop at barn for refreshments. Hiked in summer and fall and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Linda D
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Hiking is enjoyable though the signage could be a bit better. No dogs allowed on a large section of the farm. Nice to stop at barn for refreshments. Hiked in summer and fall and both were great.

Thank Linda D
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The north shore is blessed with an abundance of parks and trails. Among my favorite places is Appleton Farms. It is accessible, free and unless you go on the weekend, is surprisingly uncrowded. You can walk your dog if it is registered with the Farm and is on a lease. There is no better time to walk than the fall,... More 

Thank Travelingman074
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want some peace and tranquility go to Appleton Farms. We have visited there many times and recently brought our young grandchildren to see the working farm. On one occasion we went as a couple to an outdoor cooking class using a beehive wood fueled oven. A fantastic experience. Last spring we went to a plant sale. The dairy... More 

Thank NanaLuluclammer
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 

Thank pajpaj
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Gregoire M
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank Marty C
Beverly, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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 

Thank edodge
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Alice M

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