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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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Mix of open fields and wooded trails

This place is big! Plenty of trails for all levels. I stuck mostly to the fields although it was hotter, there was a breeze and a lot less deer flies. Plenty of sign boards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dave d
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is big! Plenty of trails for all levels. I stuck mostly to the fields although it was hotter, there was a breeze and a lot less deer flies. Plenty of sign boards helped with navigation as there seemed to be very few color coded trail markers. I followed along on my map and was able to stay on... More 

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Grass Rides have some great trails for walking, running and winter activities. It can get buggy (deer flies) in the summer, but it is a great place to visit. With a pass from the Trustees, you can bring your dog here and the dog can go off leash.

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Thank Anthony F
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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 

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Boston, MA
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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4 Thank lynvick56
Malden, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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Thank Ridhdhi P
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Sarah S
North Shore, MA
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151 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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 

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3 Thank Route128North
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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203 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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