Post Tagged with: "Appleton Farms"

Appleton Farms, Ipswich/Hamilton, MA. Credit: Mike Maginn

Snow In Literature: The Winter’s Spring

By John Clare (1793-1864) The winter comes; I walk alone, I want no bird to sing; Tho those who keep their hearts their own The winter is the spring. No flowers to please—no bees to hum— The coming spring’s already come.   I never want the Christmas rose To come before its time; The season, each as God bestows, Are[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 2 comments Features
Hard to believe this view is only a few miles from downtown Boston.
Credit: Commonwealth of Mass

In Praise Of Urban Wilderness

Find Winter Activity Opportunities Close To Home. Let’s define what we mean by Urban Wilderness: Open space – wetland, meadow, and/or forested land. Owned by a public entity No parking or entrance fees No visual pollution Offers “peace and quiet” Accessible by either car or public transportation from the nearby urban center Offers a variety of activities (year-round) Urban Wildernesses[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 3 comments East, West
Skiing in open fields under a bluebird sky at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA is about as good as it gets.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing

SeniorsSkiing Guide: History All Around At Appleton Farms

Boston’s North Shore Has A Peaceful Place For Senior Nordic Skiing Or Snowshoeing. We cross the road and climb over the stone wall into a grove of trees, walking a few yards to a trail. Stepping into our skis, we take a look around; we are in the woods, frosty air, untracked trail ahead. No one around but us. Off we go[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 1 comment East, Resort Reviews
Snow is hanging on this year, melting slowly but inevitably, starting with the trees.
Credit: Mike Maginn

The Last Loop: Snow Leaves The Field, Enter Spring

A final ski tour at Appleton Farms reveals winter letting go. It is that special interim period here in New England between the end of winter and the start of spring.  Last week, we headed out across the corn snow at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA., in the bright, and, yes, warm sunlight.  We recalled the first time we skied[Read More…]

by April 6, 2015 2 comments East, Remember When?
Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing

Contemplative Ski Tour Around Appleton Farms

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it[Read More…]

by January 25, 2015 0 comments Nostalgia

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