Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail

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

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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!

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Really cool, a lot of character for one hike. Decent length.

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4 months ago

we love all the wildlife we get to see here. plant variety is beautiful too! Trail is easy but so fun.

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5 months ago

Very cool spot. Nice walkways over water with beautiful views as well as wooded trails. Saw 3 deer (1 baby), a fox, a snake, butterflies and more. Dogs not allowed. Didn't realize this and the groundskeeper let us bring our dog in as long as we picked up after it. Great experience.