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

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

November 22, 2014 8:00am - 1:30pm
The fall migration of seabirds along the coast will be underway, and the Cape Ann area provides outstanding...
November 22, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
What is the fastest growing outdoor activity in America? It's birding! According to a survey by the US...
November 22, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Beavers, muskrats, mink, and river otters inhabit many of the ponds, rivers, and streams of New England....
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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