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Appleton Farms Grass Rides

Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring, and nature watching.

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North Shore, MA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

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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