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“Wonderful Trustees property”

Appleton Farms Grass Rides
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in Ipswich
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Owner description: This family-friendly network of grassy trails provides an ideal environment for walking, exploring, and nature watching.
Wayland, Massachusetts
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228 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Wonderful Trustees property”
Reviewed 11 December 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.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank CJ B
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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336 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Walk in historic paths”
Reviewed 3 June 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!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Gail G
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Oldest farm in America!”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Owned and maintained by the Trustees of Reservation, Appleton Farms is the oldest continually running farm in America. The farm prides itself on its sustainable practices and just from walking around the property we were able to see many in action. There's cows and chickens and they make and sell milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs in a small on-site store. Apparently there's also six miles of nature trails to explore, though we didn't have the time during our short visit. I'd recommend Appleton for anyone interested in farming, history or sustainability. I can imagine it as a great escape from the city for families.

Visited April 2013
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