Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Part of the Mass Audubon Society, this truly special spot has plenty of hiking, and birds who will eat right out of your hand.
Calling all bird and nature lovers!
A place you can enjoy all year, the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing place to bring kids. And it's not just for the scenery and hiking – though that's great too – but because, if you bring some seed, the birds will eat right out of your hand!
Numerous hiking trails surround a marshy terrain and explorers will easily find a rock grotto, beaver dams, and plenty of wildlife. Plenty of tree to climb in and on. Be careful with little ones when walking on the some of the wodden bridges, they don't have side railings. Take a hile aorund many different trails and sdtop and listen to the different birds and wildlife you hear.
Bathrooms, a nature center and gift shop are available by the main parking lot. During winter months, the trails close a bit early and the Nature Center hours vary by season, so it's best to check the website ahead of time. The Sanctuary offers numerous organized activities for kids including summer camps, canoeing, camping, and lots of other annual events.