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Appleton Farms Grass Rides

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I Love You A Bushel And A Peck

Pleasantly surprised by the sheer beauty of the walking trails. THE GOOD: Lots of people were out... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Manchester, New Hampshire
An absolute idyllic gem.

One of my favorite places to walk, run or bike with or without my labs in tow. The paths are wide... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Michael L
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring, and nature watching.
Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the sheer beauty of the walking trails. THE GOOD: Lots of people were out with their dogs and yet you don't feel crowded on these hundred and hundreds of acres of trails. I am intimidated by dogs, as some were off leash,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

One of my favorite places to walk, run or bike with or without my labs in tow. The paths are wide and maintained, including winter for xc skiing. This green area, 25 miles from Boston, is a minor miracle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael L
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Like the rest of the property, a great place to walk. A very peaceful place - not crowded at all. Really beautiful

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BHthegood
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Nothing better than a great walk in the woods. Get back to nature and enjoy all that the land has to offer. Especially cool to find parts of Harvard Hall in the woods...

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank RHLCorder
Reviewed July 17, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank dave d
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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Anthony F
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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank pajpaj
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
8  Thank lynvick56
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...More

1  Thank Ridhdhi P
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,...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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