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Appleton Farms

#7 of 21 things to do in Ipswich Features Animals
Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
+1 978-356-3825
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Great place for a walk

One thousand acres of protected farm land, on the oldest working farm in the US. Lots of walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo-Ann D
Ipswich, Massachusetts
via mobile
An original New England 1640 Farm

I recently attended a friend's wedding at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA which turned out to be a... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Tom W
Boston, Massachusetts
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Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“working farm” (6 reviews)
“farm store” (5 reviews)
“north shore” (2 reviews)
Highland St., Ipswich, MA 01982
+1 978-356-3825
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One thousand acres of protected farm land, on the oldest working farm in the US. Lots of walking trails, you can watch cows being milked if you time it right and cheese being made. The game store has the best milk pasteurized at a high...More

Thank Jo-Ann D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I recently attended a friend's wedding at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA which turned out to be a wonderful event. I really did not know what to expect, since there are a lot of venues that do outdoor weddings. In Appleton's case, their primary business...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We pulled in and right away my grandson saw the wooden tractor on the front lawn. We were all over that for a good 5-10 minutes when we wanted to take the walk to see the animals. No way It could not possibly get better...More

Thank vindorio
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What a great place to walk. Simply beautiful. Working farm as well, and farm store with the best milk you will get anywhere.

Thank BHthegood
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Step back in time and enjoy wonderful farm and outdoor area unspoiled by 21st century development. Am lucky to be descendent of this family and was so impressed an environment that represents life of long ago. Kudos to cousins that gave this property to Trustees.

1  Thank KateJobe
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank klmustard
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.

Thank dennis01938
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...More

1  Thank joelrichar
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...More

1  Thank David H
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