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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
Phone Number: 9783563825

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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are on the North Shore, a 30 minute stop, at no fee, and around 4PM is milking time. They had about 8 calves that were as young as 10 days old. All items in the store are expensive; but, it is supporting this free to view operational farm. Not worthy of a special trip; but, and along the... More 

Thank David H
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

You can get in for free. There are cows, goats, calves, a few chickens and that is it. It is a drive from Boston, one hour and 15-minute drive. The place can be seen in 30 minutes. They have a small store and the baked ítems were tasty. I am not too much into sweets, but those cookies were really... More 

Thank Little B
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Super crazy prices. 7.00 for a dozen of eggs. I would use Tendercrop at Canaan instead if I were you.

Thank Marlene F
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This area was originally developed for carriage riding a la the Rockefeller's layout in Acadia. Wide open and well marked lanes to walk your dog or just your soul. Trail intersections are graced w/ spires from a Harvard library the name sake Appletons had once funded. A truly magnificent piece of property well worth seeking out. Owned by the Trustees... More 

Thank Michael L
Beverly, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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174 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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
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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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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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37 reviews
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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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75 reviews
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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.

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