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

Bottes of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary maple syrup

The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to get involved with the maple sugaring process by renting your very own sugar maple bucket this season – for yourself or as a gift.

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Upcoming Programs

December 20, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Before the domestication of animals, people had to hunt wild animals for food and fur. The skill of tracking...
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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