Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Stone bridge over water with trees in background
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Programs & Activities at Ipswich River

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. 

Boys going insect netting in a meadow

Family Fun

Ready for some outdoor adventure? We’ve got all kinds of fun programs and activities for you and your friends and family!

Teen Conservation Club members on excursion

Teen Programs

Teenagers looking to help build a strong environmental ethic can get real behind-the-scenes conservation experience.

three preschool girls looking at a bowl outside

Nature Preschool

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to offer a nature preschool for 3–5-year-olds located at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham.

Three canoes with two people in each paddling down a river. Dead trees and green vegetation on the banks are in front of them.
Ipswich River, Topsfield

Canoe Rentals

Experience the Ipswich River by canoe, May-October, weather permitting.

Woman standing in front of red cabin holding a chickadee

Cabin Rental

Rent a small, rustic cabin that provides Mass Audubon members a pioneer-like experience at night. 

four canoes resting on land offer the river.
Perkins Island at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Camping

Perkins Island is the sanctuary's only camping area providing a wilderness-type setting at the sanctuary for canoeists. 

Programs for Schools

We offer hands-on, nature-based education programs for students both onsite and offsite. We can work with you to develop a curriculum that meets your needs.

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Programs for Groups

Book an educational nature-based programs for your garden club, senior center, historical group, Scout troop, or other club or organization. 

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