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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment...

This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring, and nature watching.

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Like being lost in a Hansen and Gretel story...

Appleton farms has many parts to it. One part that is great for off the leash dog walking or cross country skiing is the grass rides. Check out the regulations for dogs off leash... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Appleton farms has many parts to it. One part that is great for off the leash dog walking or cross country skiing is the grass rides. Check out the regulations for dogs off leash at the the Appleton Farms website. I'm noticing more and more poison ivy here so be careful where you go. The areas with more sun seem... More 

Thank pajpaj
Boston, MA
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My partner and I headed to Appleton Farms Grass Rides in Ipswich this Saturday, for what we hoped would be an invigorating and scenic hike with our dog. I am a member of the Trustees of the Reservation and visited their website prior to our excursion to make sure dogs were allowed. On their site they have a dog symbol... More 

2 Thank lynvick56
Beverly, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Appleton farm is one of the places where we are ready to go anytime. We have been there in almost all seasons. In summer, it offers a good place for outdoor activities like trail hiking, visit to Cow barn etc. Also, in falls it catches a super color view which is very much pleasant. When winter ends and spring begins,... More 

Thank Ridhdhi P
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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24 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.

Thank Sarah S
North Shore, MA
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145 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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 

2 Thank Route128North
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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.

Thank JMAFIpswich
Wayland, Massachusetts
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55 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank SeaJay26
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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!

Thank Gail G
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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