Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich River offers 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, wetlands, drumlin, and esker. You can also travel down the namesake river, which meanders through the sanctuary, by canoe. Whether exploring by foot or paddle, you will marvel at the diversity of wildlife, especially bird species; the sanctuary is part of the Eastern Essex County Interior Forest Important Bird Area. Read More
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday & Monday holidays, 9 am–4 pm
Sanctuary News & Events
Join us on December 9, 2016, at the Peabody Essex Museum to hear artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose share her fascinating glimpses into the lives of developing baby songbirds.
Join us for our next open house on Saturday, January 21, from 9:30 am-noon to learn about our Nature Preschool at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham.
Create sweet memories and start a new family tradition when you participate in the fun of maple sugaring by renting your very own sugar maple bucket – for yourself or as a gift.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary's nature preschool for 3-5 year olds features a nature-based, emergent curriculum which promotes language, math, and social development. Choose from two, three, or five day options. Learn More
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