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

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Upcoming Programs

September 6, 2014 7:00am - 10:00am
Join Jim Berry for a walk along the Wenham-Danvers section of the Border to Boston Rail Trail, part of...
September 6, 2014 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Today, we will paddle the tidal Annisquam River in Gloucester. In late summer, the golds, reds, and soft...
September 6, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore the beautiful Ipswich River with your family on a Saturday afternoon. We'll paddle this gentle...
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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