A Morning Paddle on the Ipswich River

October 14, 2023 (Saturday) 9:00am-12:00pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager






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 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:

Meets in front of the Visitor Center. All equipment will be provided. Participants should have some canoeing experience and be able to walk a half mile on uneven terrain. Wear footwear appropriate for muddy trails. Bring a water bottle, binoculars and a drybag for personal items, if you have one.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.