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

Final Flight by Trevor Lloyd-Evans & David McGlinchey

Join us for a special showing of the film Chasing Ice followed by a presentation and book signing by Trevor Lloyd Evans, author of Final Flight: 10 Northeastern Birding Spots at Risk from Climate Change

Preschooler at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us for one of our open houses this fall and learn about our new nature preschool at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham.

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Upcoming Programs

December 4, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Welcome winter on this brisk adventure as we hike one of Mass Audubon’s largest wildlife sanctuaries...
December 6, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Using materials collected from nature, join us in our cozy Barn to create a variety of lovely nature...
December 6, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you know how to read a map or use a compass? Bring your compass (or use one of ours) as we talk about...
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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