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North Shore Events

A view of Straitsmouth Island from the water

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 26, 2020

Grab a beer at True North Ale Company, enjoy some food, and listen as historian Paul St. Germain recounts the riveting story of Straitsmouth Island and the 180-year journey that led to its remarkable reopening in 2018.

Pancakes on griddle © Kanko (via Wikimedia)

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 21, 2020

Wrap up the maple sugaring season with our annual pancake breakfast! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the fruit—well, sap—of our labor, then take a sap-to-syrup sugaring tour. 

North Shore News

Bottes of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary maple syrup

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

No matter your age, we offer many ways to take advantage of the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. Take a sugaring tour, enjoy our Spring Flapjack Fling, or bring your class for a school field trip!

Amy Weidensaul

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Ipswich River's new director, Amy Weidensaul. "I grew up in Massachusetts and, after a long career with the National Audubon Society in Maryland and Pennsylvania, I’m returning home," says Amy.