A Morning Paddle on the Ipswich River

Sponsored by Ipswich River


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Scott Santino - Teacher-Naturalist, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Canoe the unspoiled floodplain forest of the Ipswich River to experience the sights and sounds of a fall morning. Paddle through some of the most beautiful areas on the river to see flights of wood ducks, herons, and songbirds, along with basking turtles, hungry muskrats, and the beautiful autumn colors of the marshes. A midmorning stop at Perkins Island will allow us to enjoy some homemade baked goods, coffee, and juice. Before we end the paddle we'll float into a backwater and use sampling equipment to discover aquatic life hidden just below the water's surface.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet in front of the Visitor Center. All equipment and basic canoeing instruction will be provided. A list of what to bring will be sent.

Registration is required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

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