Canoe Rentals at Ipswich River

Canoeing on the Ipswich River (Photo: Carol Decker)
Photo: Carol Decker

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Location & Directions

Canoes are available for rental May 1 through October 31 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. The canoe landing is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Visitor Center.


Canoes may be rented for $10/hour (two hour minimum)


Tuesday through Friday, canoes may be rented from 9:00 am–1:30 pm and must be returned by 3:30 pm.

Weekends and Monday holidays, canoes may be rented from 9:00 am–2:30 pm and must be returned by 4:30 pm.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Mass Audubon members may rent up to two canoes.
  • 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.