Canoe Rentals at Ipswich River
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ipswich River has suspended all canoeing at the sanctuary until further notice.
Available May 1 through October 31
Canoes are available for rental to Mass Audubon members on a first-come, first-served basis. Canoes cannot be reserved, but you may call ahead to check on availability.
We provide paddles, PFDs, and a key to unlock the canoe at the canoe landing on the river. Please note that the canoe landing is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Visitor Center.
$10/hour per canoe
There is a 2-hour minimum for all rentals. Mass Audubon members may rent up to two canoes at a time.
Tuesdays through Fridays • 9:00 am–1:30 pm
Note: Canoes must be returned by 3:30 pm
Weekends & Monday holidays • 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Note: Canoes must be returned by 4:30 pm
Rules & Restrictions
- Member must be at least 18 years old.
- Canoes can accommodate up to 3 people.
- Personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be worn while in Mass Audubon canoes.
- The canoes can be used only in the Ipswich River within sanctuary boundaries.