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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 >>


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 >>
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