Sanctuary trails are open to visitors with paid ticket reservations; restrooms & buildings closed. 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 from Tuesdays–Sundays 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.
Exciting habitat restoration work is happening at Ipswich River! The project will create a large, contiguous field of flowering plants and native grasses and shrubs that will provide highly beneficial habitat for pollinators and birds alike.