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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Description: This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal...
This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring, and nature watching.
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Feels like a piece of Vermont or the Berkshires

This is a Kings Grant property from Colonial days that stayed in the Appleton family until the intact property was donated to The Trustees of Reservations. Great place to walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a Kings Grant property from Colonial days that stayed in the Appleton family until the intact property was donated to The Trustees of Reservations. Great place to walk, ride, or XC ski. Lovely property; fields and woods. Also has market selling milk, beef, butter and cheese raised on the farm.

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North Shore, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This review is for Appleton Farms Grass Rides, which is separate from, although adjacent to, Appleton Farms; both are Trustees of Reservation properties and trails connect them. My husband and I visited recently on a sunny, October weekend day and found the Highland Street parking lot just about full. Many walkers were out for the afternoon, but we still seemed... More 

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IPSWICH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Appleton Farms is a historic site and one of The United States' original 5 working farms. A trip here is a marvelous way to expose children to the realities, work and pleasures of an old fashion farm.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This land is owned and maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. There is an extensive system of hiking trails which used to be carriage paths. One can discover historic plaques and a granite column from an old Harvard College Library. It is dog friendly and a great birding area as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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167 reviews 167 reviews
51 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a beautiful refuge for the spirit and the soul. Walk almost any time of the year through the rolling meadows. Take your time, bring a friend, and enjoy your stroll. Support the Trustees of the Reservation too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Owned and maintained by the Trustees of Reservation, Appleton Farms is the oldest continually running farm in America. The farm prides itself on its sustainable practices and just from walking around the property we were able to see many in action. There's cows and chickens and they make and sell milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs in a small on-site store.... More 

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