Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail

EASY 41 reviews

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Topsfield, MA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.1 miles 238 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

The sanctuary is open to the public dawn to dusk only. Please be aware this is private property and respect for the rules is appreciated. These trails are only for hiking, not for running and no bikes. Very peaceful. Walk around this short loop to find yourself on wooden paths that will take you past several water bodies and through some beautiful woods where chickadees will readily land on your hand for bird feed that is available from dispensers on the trail. You'll also check out a cool rock grotto that children can explore around. Keep your eye out for turtles in the water!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trails, my boyfriend and i were given bird seed by a little girl and her family, i had never fed birds out of my hand before, but you just sit on the boardwalk path seeds in your hand outstreched and those birds come right to you...amazing experience!!

3 months ago

Peaceful and wonderful place to view wildlife and a variety of landscapes

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail to take the kids for a walk and to see all kinds of wildlife!

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail, went on a drizzly day and it was worth getting our socks wet

hiking
4 months ago

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6 months ago

nature trips
6 months ago

birding
7 months ago

Awesome. Easy hikes through swamps and woodland. Lots of birds and turtles to see...bring your camera. No pets allowed, so no problems with off-lead dogs. Can get crowded on nice days.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

beautiful, well manicured, abundant wildlife... A favorite of my wife and. Highly recommended.

hiking
1 year ago

birding
1 year ago

1 year ago

went canoeing for the day down the river and it was gorgeous!

birding
1 year ago

Nice place to hike.

hiking
1 year ago

I went with my family to this trail. It was very family friendly with climbable rocks, climbable trees, and an observatory tower. The nature was serene.

birding
1 year ago

Nice views, walked for the trails for two hours.