A large majority of the woodlands in Massachusetts are second growth forest meaning the original trees were cut down at some point. Today most forests in eastern Massachusetts are young second growth with trees around one-hundred years old. The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is home to trees nearly two-hundred years old and could be some of the oldest second growth forest in Essex County. Walk among these giants and look and listen for wildlife along the way with a Mass Audubon naturalist. Along the way also learn about the interesting cultural history of the sanctuary.
Meets in front of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary visitor center. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Masks are required for indoor bathroom use; they are optional outdoors.
If cancellations are made less than 7 days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued.