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Quest Detective


Get out and explore some very cool places with these 12 unique Quests all around Massachusetts. Find the Quest maps at each of the properties below, or click on the links below to download them and print them yourself. At the end of each Quest, you’ll find a hidden box with a stamp for your Quest Detective booklet. Booklet, what booklet? We’re glad you asked. Pocket-sized Quest Detective booklets are available at each of the 12 sites below. Pick one up, and start Questing today!


Appleton Farms Quest Appleton Farms, Hamilton & Ipswich
Check out Appleton Farms, America’s oldest working livestock and vegetable farm in Ipswich and Hamilton – meet cows, chickens and lots of wildlife. Visit Appleton Farms >>
Griffin's Perch Quest Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich
Visit the Crane “summer cottage” on the hill – a huge and historic mansion overlooking Crane Beach. Visit Castle Hill >>
Hermit's Haven Quest Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
Trek to Ravenswood Park in Gloucester to wander through shady hemlock groves, carriage paths, and a hike that overlooks scenic Gloucester Harbor. Visit Ravenswood Park >>
Sweetbay Swamp Quest Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
You’ll find hemlock groves and clues to colonial civilization, plus plenty of places to picnic and bird watch. Visit Ravenswood Park >>


Over the Bridge & Through the Years Bird Park, Walpole
Venture to Francis William Bird Park in Walpole for lots of shade trees, rolling fields for play and picnics, and meadows filled with butterflies in summer.  Visit Bird Park >>
Eleanor's Quest for a Special Place Bradley Estate, Canton
Bradley Estate in Canton is a small working farm with 3 miles of cart paths through the woods, beautiful gardens, and farm stand stocked with fresh veggies in summer.  Visit Bradley Estate >>


East Over Quest East Over Reservation, Rochester
Roll over to East Over to ramble in rolling hayfields, peek into vernal pools. Be on the lookout for birds, butterflies, and cottontail rabbits. Visit East Over Reservation >>


Menemsha Hills Quest Menemsha Hills, Martha's Vineyard
Mosey to Menemsha Hills on Martha’s Vineyard to climb to the second highest point on the Vineyard, with wetlands, woodlands, and awesome ocean views. Visit Menemsha Hills >>


Downtown Holyoke Quest Holyoke
Discover Downtown Holyoke (“Paper City”) with its cool central canal system, historic Opera House and brick mill buildings, and Children’s Museum.


Bart's Cobble Quest Bartholemew's Cobble, Sheffield
Bartholemew’s Cobble has twin rocky knolls, super mountain views, fragrant freshwater marshes, and one of the largest cottonwood trees in the state. Visit Bartholemew's Cobble >>
Mission House Mohican Quest Mission House, Stockbridge
Located on Main Street, this National Historic Landmark was home to the first missionary to the Mohican tribe. Amazing: this house was completely taken apart, then moved in the late 1920’s. Visit Mission House >>