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Appleton Farms

Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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29 reviews 29 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
158 helpful votes 158 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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363 reviews 363 reviews
121 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
67 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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