If getting back to nature was one of your New Year’s resolutions, then a visit to the Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield and Wenham must be on your bucket list in 2022.
With 2,800 acres of landscape and over 12 miles of trails and terrain ranging from forests to wetlands, it’s no wonder this sanctuary is one of the most beloved in the entire state.
As a member of the Rhode Island Audubon Society and avid hiker with my kids, one glance at this place makes me want to make the trip 100%. The Ipswich River Sanctuary truly has an adventure for all nature lovers.
Whether you want to take a hike hoping to find wildlife, sit and bird watch for a while, or enjoy beautiful flowers in their gardens, this sanctuary seems worth a visit any time of the year.
The only downsides might be that four-legged friends aren’t allowed and the shrine isn’t open on Mondays.
The first one that I really understand. There are so many animals of all shapes and sizes that inhabit Ipswich River Sanctuary, bringing dogs can scare many of them.
Being closed on Mondays also makes a bit of sense, with all the staff shortages lately. Ipswich River Sanctuary requires visitors to pay to park, so it may not be possible to staff the admission desk staff seven days a week.
If you are visiting Tuesday through Sunday, however, reviews seem to agree that hiking is a must and that kayaking or canoeing during the warmer months is also ideal here. With a 4.8 out of five star rating on Google, here are some of the reasons people love to come back to this Mass Audubon sanctuary over and over again.
Visitors to Ipswich River Wildlife Preserve can’t help but raving
It’s one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, and visitors seem to think it’s one of the best, too. Here’s what people are saying about the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield and Wenham.