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

Upcoming Programs

September 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a map and compass guided treasure hunt around the sanctuary. Bring your own compass or use...
September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Late summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the beautiful colors and sounds of a fall field, and the fluttering...
September 13, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island attracts an amazing variety of migrating birds....
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Nature Preschool

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