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Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nature at its best

One our favorite spots year round. Beautiful walks,birds eating out of your hand, river views... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Middleton, Massachusetts

This was one of the most beautiful places I have been to. There was so much to see and the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Wolcott, Connecticut
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983-1922
+1 978-887-9264
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

One our favorite spots year round. Beautiful walks,birds eating out of your hand, river views, canoe launch and great snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. One of my daughters lives in the city and it is one of the first places that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was one of the most beautiful places I have been to. There was so much to see and the landscape changed from place to place. The rockery was so cool! The stone bridge was so pretty. The birds and ducks were calming to watch;...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a beautiful place for a Nature hike or walk.there are so many different Birds and Plants and a variety of wildlife..the trails are well maintained and places to stop and feed the birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Birds, turtles, dragonflies, flowers and more. The reservation is the perfect place for a nature escape.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annekabjorkeson
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My husband and I went here for the first time this weekend and we'll definitely be going back! It's far enough away from the roads and traffic that you really feel like you're in the woods. The trails are all very clearly marked and well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EAN9
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I was fortunate to be selected to chaperone my daughter's first grade class trip to this location. What a beautiful trip! There were plenty of areas to explore and discover. The trails were very well maintained and we saw a little bit of every aspect...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank danimax2016
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This has the most beautiful trails, animal and bird watching and exploring year round. Each season has its own beauty.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well worth the trip. We spent nearly all day wandering around enjoying the wildlife in particular the birds

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AnnfromSheringham
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You could wander the trails for hours (nothing too hilly or strenuous). You could also explore the strikingly unusual rockery. You could also rent a canoe or you could make friends with the birds by bringing along a little extra birdseed in your pocket. You...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Stewart D
Reviewed 9 August 2016

One of our favorite places near Boston. Birds eat out of your hand! (Bring sunflower seeds). There are chickadees, tufted titmouse, cardinals, bluejays... There is also a beaver pond, where we twice saw the beaver swimming. There's a black water snake (harmless) that likes to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Only service dogs are allowed