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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Happy Hour Hike for Beer at Appleton Farms

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About Happy Hour Hike for Beer at Appleton Farms

Celebrate the season with a special evening hike. The hike will be led by longtime friend of Appleton Farms, Mark Johnson, and will be about an hour long, following some of Appleton Farms most beautiful trails. After the hike, we will relax on the front porch of the Old House (Farm Offices building) and enjoy a local beer.

Be sure to wear boots or shoes that are appropriate for hiking in potentially wet and muddy spots, and you may want to bring a flashlight in case of cloud cover.

We will meet at the Farm Offices building.

Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is strongly recommended.

This event is 21+

Participants will be asked to follow all Covid-19 related guidelines, including maintaing social distance and wearing face coverings. If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not attend the event.

About Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson has had a lifelong love of the outdoors, from his childhood exploring the woods of Maine, to kayaking the marshes and hiking the dunes of the North Shore. He recently retired from his finance career and is excited to continue his involvement with Appleton Farms, where he has been a volunteer since 2017. Mark is an Appleton tree steward and was involved with the planting and care of the new lindens, maples and beeches in 2019. Mark also helps with the spring sugaring activities, including sap collection, boiling and syrup production. Over the years he has also helped with event preparation and visitor education for a number of farm programs. In addition to his work with the farm, Mark also volunteers with other Trustees properties and a local land conservation trust, leading hikes and assisting with trail and site maintenance. Mark loves the changes of season in New England, and is an avid trail runner, hiker, skier, and mountain biker. He lives in South Hamilton with his wife Tracy and their border collie mix, Gretel, while his three grown children create their own outdoors experiences around the country.

  • Directions to the Farm: On 1A South, farm is about two miles south of downtown Ipswich. When you see Presbyterian Church on your right, it’s a little more than a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your right. If you reach downtown Hamilton, you have gone too far. ON 1A North, farm is about four miles north of downtown Hamilton. When you see Entering Ipswich sign on your left, it’s about a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your left. If you reach downtown Ipswich, you have gone too far.
  • Where to park: Once you’ve turned off 1A and entered onto the Farm property, continue following the road, bearing right at the fork and continue down the driveway all the way to the end. Park in the parking lot at the Farm Offices building (the white farmhouse)
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