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“Tranquil place”
Review of Appleton Farms

Appleton Farms
Ranked #8 of 21 things to do in Ipswich
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Owner description: Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Appleton Farms is a beautiful spot with lots of walking trails. We went during the afternoon on a weekday in October, and there really wasn't much to do. We saw the cows, but everything else was closed down (Dairy Store and Visitors Center). I think there is more to do on the weekends when more visitors probably come by.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I drove an hour and a half to Appleton Farms to go hiking on their trails a couple of weeks ago and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Appleton Farms is a fully functioning farm that grows hay and raises cattle. The trails that we walked wound their way through the fields with grazing cattle as well through forested low hills. The contrast is delightful. The trails are well maintained and the free maps are very good. At the end of our hikes we stopped at the little store and bought some cheeses made from the milk produced at the farm. The cheeses were quite good. We are planning to go back in a couple of weeks again and hike to enjoy the local color.

1  Thank Ajit M
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Appleton farms is a great place to visit year round. You can visit the cows, tour the farm facilities, see the restored farm house, or walk/run for miles on the grassrides and trails. The Trustees of Reservations host a lot of wonderful events for all ages from adult classes to farm tours for toddlers. Their activity calendar is always full of things to do. They also recently opened a farm store where you can purchase local goods made from farm products and dairy items from the cows.

2  Thank livmass
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a great property owned by the Trustees of Reservations and worth a visit just for the newly opened farm store.

2  Thank Sportsgirl59
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

A gentle and soothing stop just outside charming Ipswich, MA, Appleton Farms offers fields, shady lanes, stands of forest and a glimpse of farm life before the time of agri-business. The terrain is varied and easy to walk, and I've never seen it crowded. Budget at least two hours to take it in at the ideal pace.

1  Thank TomandLor
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