Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River offers more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. Canoe along the Ipswich River, which meanders through the sanctuary; climb the drumlin and esker, landscape features created by a glacier 15,000 years ago, and explore the narrow passages and caves of the “rockery” constructed in 1905. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

May 6, 2014
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary gift shop and entry © Nellie Hovel, Mass Audubon

We are thrilled to share that we reached our fundraising goal in December 2012, and have completed 2 of the 3 building projects of the campaign, with the third to be completed in June 2014.

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Upcoming Programs

July 26, 2014 7:30am - 12:00pm
The "fall" shorebird migraton is well underway. Join Paul Roberts for a special morning at the Parker...
July 31, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Join us for one or more of these programs that combine nature exploration and a craft project. Flower...
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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