Trails are open to visitors with paid ticket reservations; no canoe rentals or camping. Read More
Ipswich River offers 12 miles of trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, wetlands, drumlin, and esker. Whether exploring by foot or paddling down our namesake river, 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.
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Reservations* are required every day between 9 am–4:30 pm.
*All self-guided school or group parking reservations must be scheduled through our office at least one week in advance.
Ipswich River has joined the Motus Wildlife Tracking System! By participating in this exciting collaborative research network, scientists and educators across New England will be able to better understand the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.