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Address: Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
Phone Number: 9783563825
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Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest...

Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.

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Baby's Day Out

Invited for Christening, it is a good venue for those families with a lot of children. Plenty of open areas for everyone to run around/walk. A working dairy barn farm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
EMTEEE
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invited for Christening, it is a good venue for those families with a lot of children. Plenty of open areas for everyone to run around/walk. A working dairy barn farm animals etc.The Barn was a great space and was plenty big for our group. There is also a farm store etc. so its also a good place to just visit

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was a rainy weekend which might explain why there really wasn't much going on. The store was much smaller than expected and the prices were high. The farm was nice but not really much going on didn't really see anyone just walked around a bit and left.

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Thank klmustard
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful walking around the farm roads and grass rides. Friendly and curious cows. History alive! I go here frequently.

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Thank dennis01938
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This property is owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations. There are miles of trails on the property for running or walking. The dairy farm store has fresh cheeses, milk, cream, fruits and more. The pricing tends to be on the expensive side. You can also pick your own vegetables. There is a visitor center which is quite nice.... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you are on the North Shore, a 30 minute stop, at no fee, and around 4PM is milking time. They had about 8 calves that were as young as 10 days old. All items in the store are expensive; but, it is supporting this free to view operational farm. Not worthy of a special trip; but, and along the... More 

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Thank David H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

You can get in for free. There are cows, goats, calves, a few chickens and that is it. It is a drive from Boston, one hour and 15-minute drive. The place can be seen in 30 minutes. They have a small store and the baked ítems were tasty. I am not too much into sweets, but those cookies were really... More 

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Thank Little B
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Super crazy prices. 7.00 for a dozen of eggs. I would use Tendercrop at Canaan instead if I were you.

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Thank Marlene F
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This area was originally developed for carriage riding a la the Rockefeller's layout in Acadia. Wide open and well marked lanes to walk your dog or just your soul. Trail intersections are graced w/ spires from a Harvard library the name sake Appletons had once funded. A truly magnificent piece of property well worth seeking out. Owned by the Trustees... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Hiking is enjoyable though the signage could be a bit better. No dogs allowed on a large section of the farm. Nice to stop at barn for refreshments. Hiked in summer and fall and both were great.

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Thank Linda D
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The north shore is blessed with an abundance of parks and trails. Among my favorite places is Appleton Farms. It is accessible, free and unless you go on the weekend, is surprisingly uncrowded. You can walk your dog if it is registered with the Farm and is on a lease. There is no better time to walk than the fall,... More 

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