Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located in the center of the “Neck,” a peninsula that extends into Massachusetts Bay. Its swamp, thickets, and woodlands are a haven for migratory birds, especially warblers, during the spring and fall migrations. This sanctuary is a mecca for birders; the discovery of rarities is not uncommon.
This property is managed by Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Open every day, dawn to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Do not feed any animals
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
- Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Take Rt I-95 to Rt 128 to exit 25
(Rt 114). Follow Rt 114 east
through Peabody and Salem into
Marblehead. In Marblehead,
continue through three sets of
traffic lights. At the next traffic
light (at the fire station), turn right
onto Ocean Avenue. Go straight
through the next traffic light and
continue past Devereaux Beach
on your right and across the
causeway onto Marblehead Neck.
At the end of the causeway, stay
to the right (while still on Ocean
Avenue). Follow Ocean Avenue
another 0.5 miles and take a left
onto Risley Road. The sanctuary
is at the end of Risley Road, and
parking is to the left.