Beginning in 1975…

The Button Family built a dairy set-up using timber grown on the land, and an old sawmill to mill the lumber. Since that time, the farm has been used to produce feed for cattle and milk for the wholesale market as well as merchandising cattle.

As the family has grown, the farm has become more diverse. Hay and silage are grown for sale. Dairy and beef cattle are raised and marketed. Along the way, a new sawmill has repl aced the old one.

In October 1997…

we began yet another chapter in our farm history with the construction of a new ice cream stand. This too, began by felling trees for logs, milling logs for lumber, and finally building the structure. Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream opened on May 14, 1998.

With our history of making things from scratch, it seemed only natural that our ice cream would follow suit. We researched old recipes, purchased equipment, and began with only premium ingredients. Through practice, we have learned to make the best ice cream available anywhere.

It is our pleasure to have you experience our scenic country views and fresh air while enjoying our farm fresh ice cream. We make our own ice cream and waffle cones, so they’re fresh each day. We even use real home made whipped cream!

Our hours vary depending on the time of year.

We open on March 1st,
closing on October 30th.

Our current hours are: Monday – Friday 12pm – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:30pm – 9pm

We will post new hours as we progress through the season.

Please check back or call 860-376-4081.

Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream has a large parking
area that can accommodate campers and RV’s.

If you’re camping in the area, please feel free to pull in.


Get Lost and Find Fun!

Get lost on over 7 acres in Buttonwood Farm’s corn maze! You can also take a hayride, visit with farm animals, and pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. There is plenty of fun for the whole family!

Adventure awaits with these great attractions:

  • Cow Train
  • Bucking Cow Train
  • Duck Races
  • Straw Bale Mountain
  • A ¬†bridge lets you look out over the maze from inside!
  • Corn Pit

Open from every Saturday and Sunday from September 17th to October 30th Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10am -dusk

Field trips are welcome and field trip/ group rates are available.

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    Rt. 90 (Mass. Pike): West to exit 10 (Auburn), I-395 South to exit 85. Cross over Rt. 138. Left on Rt. 164 South, 5 miles to left on Rt. 165. East 5 miles to Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream.

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