Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River offers more than 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. A drumlin and esker, key landscape features, were formed by a glacier 15,000 years ago. Boulders stacked to create arches and a grotto setting, constructed in 1905, provide an adventurous walk along the Rockery Trail. Or canoe the Ipswich River, which meanders through the sanctuary. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 24 & 25, 2014
Giant carved pumpkin at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

At sundown this Halloween season, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween.

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 16, 2014
Trail through the woods at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Bring your family and friends for a late fall guided walk to discover what is happening in the world of nature as plants and animals prepare for winter.

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Upcoming Programs

October 5, 2014 7:30am - 10:30am
Join us for a walk on the sanctuary at a transitional time of year for birds. We'll look for late-migrating...
October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Ipswich River is the perfect river to start your children canoeing. We'll pair up two adults and...
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Learn from a Nature Guide

Volunteer docents are available from Labor Day through Memorial Day to teach and guide visitors at Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary for free. Learn More

School Programs

Bring your students to Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary! We offer a multitude of educational and fun nature-based programs for students from age 2 to age 18. Learn More