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Our Visitor Center
Route 2 Westbound
Lancaster, MA
Between Exits 35-34
(978) 534-2302

Be sure to visit our Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center when you’re in our neck of the woods. Located on Route 2 West in Lancaster, Mass., between exits 35 and 34, it’s chock-full of helpful brochures and locally made crafts, books, jams and jellies, giftware and souvenirs of all kinds. Our trained staff and volunteers will enjoy welcoming you to the Center, and providing you with customized travel advice and “insider information." 

We are open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome to Johnny Appleseed Country Tourist Center

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Yummy....Trees?

 
Real Maple Syrup. It's one of the perks of living in New England. It's a farewell to winter, a welcome to spring -- and a delicious New England tradition. The process of collecting sap from seemingly sleeping trees, creating clouds of steam and producing that oh-so-sweet delicacy known as maple syrup marks the change in seasons in Johnny Appleseed Country. To see it happen, and taste the results, visit Hollis Hills Farm (pictured, right) in Fitchburg on weekends from mid-March into April, or stop by Heifer Farm in Rutland on March 7-8 and 14-15, where you can also enjoy the syrup on pancakes!

For more information on how syrup is made, visit www.massmaple.org/how.php. The following list of area sugar houses is from the same site. Just call before making the drive to check their inventory.

Our area is filled with places to get this delectable pancake topper! Stop by our visitor center between exits 35 and 34 westbound on Rt. 2 where we sell syrup from local sugar houses. Or check out one of the local sugar houses below:

Ashby
  Dave's Sugar House 
  (978) 386-7235 
 
Fitchburg
  Hollis Hills Farm
  (978) 337-7879
 
North Orange
  Gauvin's Sugarhouse 
  (978) 575-0216 
  Usually open evenings and weekends.
 
Pepperell
  Boggastowe Farm 
  (978) 433-5191
 
Royalston
  Sweet Water Sugarhouse
  Thomas LeRay
  (978) 249-3464
 
Westminster
  Rock Island Farm 
  (978) 833-7331 

 

 
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Are you interested in learning more about Johnny Appleseed Country while serving your community at the same time? Then volunteer some time at the Visitor Center on Rt 2 between Exits 35-34 Westbound. For more information, click here for our flyer or please contact Diane Burnette at (978) 534-2829 or email burnette@appleseed.org.

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