Friday, December 5, 2014

Bay Circuit Trail: Ipswich Branch Part 1. Appleton Farms and Grass Rides.

The Ipswich Branch of the Bay Circuit Trail currently begins at the main entrance of Appleton Farms in Ipswich. It aims to ultimately begin at Crane Beach and that segment is in various stages of completion.

It initially passes through the working farm element with crop fields giving way to pastures.

And there are relics called finials from a long gone library at Harvard that are now sited at four locations in the cluster.

The trail passes into the more forested Appleton Grass Rides at the border of Ipswich and Hamilton.

It exits at the south at the border of a small Harvard Forest tract before entering the Pingree Woodland.