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Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitors Center

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Address: 1000 Route 2 Westbound Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523-2614
Phone Number: 978-534-2302
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Offers maps and apple-picking guides.

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Good Place to Stop!

On our annual trip to the Williamstown Theatre Festival, we always stop at the Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitors Center on Route 2. The restrooms are always clean, and the staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ALB63
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our annual trip to the Williamstown Theatre Festival, we always stop at the Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitors Center on Route 2. The restrooms are always clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a good supply of travel booklets and maps, plus interesting gifts and souvenirs of the area. It is a good place to buy snacks... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Heading west on Route 2 for the Mohawk Trail, the Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitor Center was a great resource for travel info. It had a lot of travel booklets, pamphlets, and info/advertising cards for attractions and lodging. The staff was helpful and friendly. It also had a small gift shop with souvenirs and snacks. It was also a good rest... More 

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place has been a part of history forever and making school and family visits memorable for as long as I can remember!!

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped here to use the toilets and were pleasantly surprised at all they had to offer. Nice area to sit near the crab apple trees, walk your dog (if you have one), learn about the area, and of course use the composting toilets. Thanks for a nice break from the road!

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Boston Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were surprised to find a little gift shop inside the travelers' center that had some very unusual items. They even had a penny-press which, of course, we used. The folks inside were nice and very helpful. There were some yummy-looking goodies inside, some made by local folks. I guess I was most surprised to find this in Central Massachusetts.... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went in for a break driving through the area and realized its NOT JUST A REST STOP inside is an amazing little gift shop with all kinds of local trinkets and cool little items. They also had a wall full of different attractions brochures which helped us find something to go and do for a little to get off... More 

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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This quaint little hideout , hidden in disguise as a rest area off route 2 is full of charm. From the statuette of Johnny appleseed out front (yes I have a photo with it)...To the lil novelty coin souvenier machine inside the doors...The staff is pleasant helpful and always super friendly. If you are looking for Massachusetts souveniers or boston... More 

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Westminster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Lots of good local area information. Most of the local towns are represented. People working there are very nice.

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Central, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

If you are in Central Ma going any place, then you need to stop here. Its more than just a rest area, its a visitor center, its a country store, and it has more information about the arean than you shake a stick at. Woth the stop if you are on Rt 2 heading west.

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