Lancaster, Massachusetts: Big Apple at Rest Stop

Claims to be the biggest in New England. Formerly stood outside the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, then was refinished and moved here in 2019.

Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center

Address:
1000 Route 2 W., Lancaster, MA
Directions:
Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center. East edge of the city. Only accessible from the westbound lanes of MA-2.
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Giant Apple at Rest Stop

There is a travel plaza on Route 2 going West that has a large (8-10 feet tall) apple sculpture in the parking lot. It commemorates Johnny Appleseed at the Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center.

[Jennifer Coyne, 09/10/2020]

The apple claims to be the biggest in New England. Formerly stood outside the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, then was refinished and moved here in 2019. The Johnny Appleseed travel plaza has over 90 apple trees, three of them supposedly descended from ones planted by Johnny.


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