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Things to do in Hamilton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Six miles of footpaths, bridle paths, and farm roads (easy walking and great for jogging strollers), some of which are part of the Bay Circuit Trail, crisscross the farm. Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this 1,000 acre pastoral landscape – a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“This place will bring you to the most beautiful and relaxing area in Ipswich . highly recommended for fall , spring and definitely summer .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“I am a local and this just may be my new favorite local restaurant. The atmosphere is abuzz with great coastal, boathouse décor and it's just comfortable to me. The food is great too. Have not had a bad dish yet. Some say they have the BEST clam chowder around. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Our kids love this park and playground - it has a zip line! Also there is an old real tank here that kids can play on from General Patton's days.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Mix of hiking trails, general store, making their own goods, dinners and programs. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Modern atmosphere that emulates a high end restaurant you might find in the city but not too pricey! They have a great variety of beers on tap. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Homemade! Outstanding variety of unique rich flavors in the creamiest of ice creams from a little joint on route 133. Portions are out of control: don't go beyond small. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Just up the street you can walk through the paths in the woods or a paved path through the state park. In the summer time they have a fountain / pool for little kids to splash around in to beat the heat! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“This tea house has historic significance for our community. These days, the location has special themed luncheons (like Princess Tea Party) where the children can dress in theme. They also have regular brunch and lunch menus if you'd like to have a quaint experience just down the road!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sunday afternoon polo matches at Myopia are fun for everyone. Bring a tailgate picnic and enjoy the sunshine and horses. $15 per person. Gates open at 1:30, matches start at 3, and you'll want to get there by 2 for a spot on the shady side of the field.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Awesome hiking trail for sight seeing and views. Great for walking or biking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A fascinating look into the world of wolves at this amazing sanctuary! They have a dynamic pack of beautiful wolves, and an interactive, very educational program!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Bradley Palmer contains an extensive trail network winding through open fields and mature woodlands and following the banks of the Ipswich River.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“I am a local and this just may be my new favorite local restaurant. The atmosphere is abuzz with great coastal, boathouse décor and it's just comfortable to me. The food is great too. Have not had a bad dish yet. Some say they have the BEST clam chowder around. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Modern atmosphere that emulates a high end restaurant you might find in the city but not too pricey! They have a great variety of beers on tap. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“This tea house has historic significance for our community. These days, the location has special themed luncheons (like Princess Tea Party) where the children can dress in theme. They also have regular brunch and lunch menus if you'd like to have a quaint experience just down the road!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This small tavern has a home-y feel with delicious food and reasonable prices. The mixed drinks are usually poured with a heavy hand. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“walking distance from the rental. Enjoy lunch or dinner in their casual dining room or outside patio. The Farm’s outstanding food made with locally grown ingredients and cooked to perfection. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Also within walking distance. Great if you are looking for something quick-a slice of pizza, a sub or salad. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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