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
Come see live birds of prey at Ipswich River in this presentation that will introduce you to different types of raptors.
Looking for a way to get your kids outdoors this summer? Check out Ipswich River Nature Day Camp!
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.
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