Fine Diner-ing

Sometimes, you just need a little comfort food. Meatloaf. A grilled cheese sandwich. Scrambled eggs with a side of crispy fried potatoes. Feeling nostalgic? Pack up your appetite — in Johnny Appleseed Country, you’ll find real diners: originals produced by the Worcester Lunch Car Company. Across New England, these legendary dining cars can now be […]

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By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon


Music festivals. Quiet walks on sun-dappled trails. Afternoons spent on a warm beach, or watching the kids safely splashing in a zero-depth water park. The long sunny days of spring and summer offer a wealth of opportunities to explore the beauty of Johnny Appleseed Country.

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GALA 2017 Spring Art Show

Join the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) at this year’s Art GALA Spring Art Show from May 19th-21st. This year’s art show will have live music, an artwork raffle, and an off the wall art sale. The opening reception is on May 19th from 6:00-9:00pm and awards start at 7:00pm. This event is free but […]

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Pastel Pleasures

It’s hard to wait for the taste of that first ripe apple, straight from the tree and still warm from the sun. If you’re touring Johnny Appleseed Country in the spring, you know that you’re just too early to pluck a shiny orb from an apple tree branch. Although most folks think that apples aren’t […]

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It’s a Ducky Day!

All together now: “Rubber Ducky, you’re the one….” Can you sing it? If you grew up with the PBS icon, Sesame Street — or turned it on for your kids — the song is ingrained in your brain. But while Ernie’s song centered on his bathtub, the folks in Fitchburg think of a much bigger […]

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JATA hosts FAM tour for Barbara Gallucci

The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association (JATA) helped host a New England FAM tour in May, 2016 with award winning Italian travel writer  Barbara Gallucci that resulted in a feature in the April, 2017 edition of Touring Magazine highlighting New England. The Town of Harvard and several members in region were included in the feature.  Touring […]

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