Tucked away in Newbury on Route 103A is The Fells, a historic estate of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay.
The Fells is known for its beautiful and extensive gardens, historic Colonial Revival home, and wooded trails.
You can tour all of these when you visit.
Cost and Hours
The gardens and trails are open year round 9 am – 4 pm.
When the Main House is open it is adults, $10; seniors and students, $8; children ages 6-17, $4; 5 and under, free; families of 2 adults and 2 or more children ages 6 or above, $25. When the main house is closed Main House closed adults $8; seniors and students, $6; children, $3; families of 2 adults and 2 or more children ages 6 or above, $15. During the winter (December through March) you pay on your honor and it is is $5 per household.
The main house is open on weekends and Monday holidays in the Spring and Fall. In the summer the main house is open Wednesdays through Sundays with guided tours at 12 pm and self-guided during normal hours. The main house closes in early October.
To see pictures inside the house click here.
The house is beautiful and I recommend touring it with its period furniture.
In the summer have a picnic and enjoy the garden with a view of the lake.
There also are sculptures around the property. This one was my favorite.
I’ve enjoyed the trails in May and in the summer, both are wonderful. My favorite loops around the property along the lake and has beautiful views.