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Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center

1000 Route 2 Westbound Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523-2614
+1 978-534-2302
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Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitors Center

Huge disappointment. It's a room that is part of a roadside rest area. I was in and out in 15... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
DocKTF
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Upton, Massachusetts
Must Stop on Mohawk Trail

When heading west on Rte.2, the Mohawk Trail, you must stop at this information center in... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
BostonVeteran
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Johnny Appleseed Visitors’ Center is one of the handful of remaining visitors centers in Massachusetts, and is the gateway to North Central Massachusetts and is located on the westbound side of Route 2 in Lancaster, MA. The 2,000 square foot facility includes a gift shop which sells local products and merchandise, information on local attractions and events, and other visitor center amenities such as as rest rooms, vending machines, an ATM machine, and a touchscreen information kiosk available 24/7. Enthusiastic staff and volunteers are on hand to welcome the traveling public to the center year-round, seven days-a-week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hours vary on season.
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20 Sep 2017
“Johnny Appleseed Trail Visitors Center”
26 Oct 2016
“Must Stop on Mohawk Trail”
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1000 Route 2 Westbound Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523-2614
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+1 978-534-2302
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Huge disappointment. It's a room that is part of a roadside rest area. I was in and out in 15 minutes. Some organization or the state ought to fund something worthwhile - a small orchard where one could walk around. Perhaps an area to buy...More

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Appleseed_Country, Public Relations Manager at Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hello, I apologize that you were disappointed with your trip to our Visitors' Center. While we are a small center we do have a lot of local products and pamphlets on local attractions and businesses that you can visit. To celebrate Johnny Appleseed we have...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

When heading west on Rte.2, the Mohawk Trail, you must stop at this information center in Lancaster just east of I-190, to pick up a snack, get a souvenir, wash up, pick up tourist brochures, and get any question answered by the friendly people at...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 13 June 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...More

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Reviewed 5 June 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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Reviewed 16 October 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...More

2  Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 1 July 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...More

2  Thank TwoaYear
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Reviewed 5 March 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...More

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Reviewed 16 May 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...More

Thank Rosie H
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

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

Thank Arthur L
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