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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

News & Upcoming Events

EASTER IS COMING!

Spring is FINALLY here in Johnny Appleseed Country! The snow is melting, the birds are returning, and Easter is coming! We have plenty of events this year to give you an excuse to get out and see our beautiful region.
 
First up is the Easter Egg Hunt at Barrett Park, 40 Barrett Parkway, Leominster on Saturday, April 12th starting at 10am. Come find the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden! Open for ages 5 and 6 at 10am, ages 2-4 at 1pm.
 
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Gardner Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Knights of Columbus hall, 110 South Main St., on Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to a 11 a.m. This is open to the public. There will be an Easter egg hunt you can and have your child’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 978-632-9819.
 
Hone those culinary skills for Easter Dinner with a baking demonstration and tasting of Traditional Finnish Easter Treats presented by Anneli Johnson on Sunday, April 13th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Rd., Fitchburg. $10 per person. For more information, visit www.saima-park.org.
 
And what is spring without baby animals? Opening Day for Davis Farmland is on Thursday, April 17th this year. For more information, visit www.davisfarmland.com/dffa_wp.
 
Also on the 17th from 2pm-5pm, have some Easter fun at Leominster City Hall, 25 West St. Visit with the Easter Bunny and have your picture taken (bring your camera). Have fun with live bunnies while they play in their Bunny House. Get creative with coloring activities. You can also shop for a selection of plants (proceeds to benefit City Wide City Pride). For more information, call (978) 534-7500.
 
On Friday, April 18th there will be another Easter Egg Hunt at Hop On In Leominster. Come decorate Easter Bags, hunt for eggs throughout the gym area. Open jump included. $11 for kids under 3, $13 for over 3. You must preregister for this event at (978) 537-0235.
 
Next up is an Appleseed Country Tradition! On Saturday, April 19th from 8am-1pm, it's the Easter Egg Hunt at Red Apple Farm. Located at 455 Highland Avenue in Phillipston, this is a Congregational Church of Phillipston event. Egg hunts at 9, 10 and 11am (separate toddlers’ hunt), and a Teen Egg Hunt at 12:30. An Adult Hunt will feature lots of great prizes! Vendors, orchard hayrides, Easter Basket raffles. See the baby farm animals! and enjoy brunch with the Easter Bunny! Visit www.redapplefarm.com for more details, or call (978) 249-6889 or (978) 249-7517.
 
On Easter morning, Sunday the 20th, it is Lancaster's Annual Egg Hunt on the Town Green.
 
And finally, what about Easter Brunch? We have plenty fo great restaurants in the area! Make your reservations early as they do fill up. Below are some of the places we know of havng brunch right now, but we will keep adding to the list as we hear about them.
  • Chocksett Inn 59 Laurelwood Road Sterling.                    (978) 422-3355. www.chocksettinn.com
  • Colonial Hotel 625 Betty Spring Road Gardner.                  (978) 630-2500. colonial-hotel.com
  • Double Tree 99 Erdman Way Leominster
    (978) 534-9000 doubletree3.hilton.com                             Click here for their menu
And Slattery's, located at 106 Lunenburg Street in Fitchburg has Easter dinner including  prime rib, surf and turf, leg of lamb, and more! Call (978) 342-8880 or visit www.slatterysrestaurant.com for more information.
 
We hope you enjoy celebrating Easter as much as we do here in Appleseed Country!

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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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