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 […]
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.
A Century of Service
It’s been a century since 5,000 acres of land in the Massachusetts towns of Ayer, Harvard, Lancaster and Shirley were developed into Camp Devens, training soldiers for service in World War I.
Hit the Slopes!
It’s the most recognized geographic feature of central Massachusetts. It’s a year-round destination for visitors and local families. And for many, it’s the place where they learned about — and learned to love — skiing.
Halloween may conjure up visions of supernatural things that go bump in the night — but for most who celebrate the holiday, thoughts are more likely to turn to cartoon characters or light-hearted ghosts and goblins.
A great way to keep in shape while enjoying yourself in the summer is by finding a nice body of water to work those arms out in. Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are all ways to stay in shape while having a good time by yourself, or with your friends. Not to mention paddle boarding […]
Have a Berry Nice Day.If you think “harvest season” is simply an autumnal event in Johnny Appleseed Country, well, think again! the delicious fun begins in late spring…and doesn’t stop until Thanksgiving preparations begin.
Farewell to Winter, Welcome to Spring!
Real maple syrup- it’s one of the many perks of living in New England. It’s a farewell to winter, a welcome to spring, and a delicious New England tradition.
THE GRIM TALES OF JOHNNY APPLESEED
Be a-were of Appleseed Country – Have you heard the whispers? They say if you’re looking to have eerie, hair-raising, and frightening experiences, to bring your boils and ghouls to Johnny Appleseed Country for all the 2015 Halloween festivities.
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 […]
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 […]
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is presently debating the state budget. Several amendments have been filed to House budget to further support and enhance tourism and visitation promotion and marketing. We are working this week to add co-sposnors to these amendments. Please use the link below to email your State Representative TODAY and ask them […]
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 […]
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 […]