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A member-supported, nonprofit land conservation organization with headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts, protecting and preserving for public use and enjoyment properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological importance throughout the state of Massachusetts. Visit Castle Hill and Crane Beach, two of our seventy-seven properties from the Berkshires to the Islands-just waiting for you! Join us today. For membership information, please call (978) 921-1944
Appleton Farms
Wander among crop fields and livestock pastures, wetlands and forest, at America’s oldest, continuously operating farm.

What makes Appleton Farms a special place?
Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this pastoral landscape – a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country, established and maintained by nine generations of the Appleton family. Calendar of events

The Great House at Castle Hill
A 59-room Stuart style mansion designed by David Adler and built in 1927 by Chicago industrialist Richard Crane. Stroll through the Italian gardens, capture views of Crane Beach. Summer events include outdoor concerts, an Independence Day celebration, and monthly activities, as well as special scheduled public programs. Picnic on the Grand Allee overlooking the ocean. Public tours. Admission fee. The Great House is available for weddings and private corporate events. Calendar of events

Crane Beach
Crane Beach is one of the most scenic beaches in all of New England, with over four miles of white sand beach. Annual Sand Blast! sand castle building event in August. Lifeguards, refreshments, restrooms, changing facility and ample parking. Open daily. Parking fee.
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