Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail

EASY 66 reviews

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
262 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!

hiking
3 days ago

birding
5 days ago

A wonderful trail system with up-close bird encounters, man made rock formations, wooden bridges, and plenty of wildlife. Spotted red squirrels, nuthatches, blue jays, herons, and a flock of cedar waxwings on the mulberry tree, just to name a few.

hiking
9 days ago

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2 months ago

birding
3 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
8 months 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!!

walking
8 months ago

birding
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago