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Paddle the Ipswich River

Join us for a paddle on the Ipswich River.  This slow moving  river runs through forests, meadows and wetlands and much of the area is protected or undeveloped.  We'll pass Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bradley Palmer State Park. Much of the river is accessible only by canoe or kayak and is considered a paradise for birders and naturalists.  We saw a good variety of birds when we did this trip last July.

We'll meet at Foote Brothers Canoe in Ipswich Mass.  We will be shuttled 8 miles upstream to our put in point (Salem Run/Rt.97). We'll plan to take about 6-7 hours paddling downstream, including time for a couple of stops for lunch, a swim, and a stroll.

Foote Brothers rents canoes ($42) and kayaks ($37) or you can bring your own (~$10 shuttle fee per boat).  Kayak rentals go fast so reserve early. Call Foote Brother's directly for boat reservations (978) 356-9771. 


Remember to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch and to wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet.  Also, remember your PFD etc if you are bringing your own boat.

No dogs please.


Please visit the Foote Brother's web site for directions and other information:
http://footebrotherscanoes.com/contact-us/

 
Thunder/lightning will cancel this trip (decision made the day before the trip).

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  • Carol S

    Beautiful day: perfect weather, nice paddle, and a great group! I definitely want to do this again! Thanks for sharing your photos.

    June 16, 2013

  • jane

    Beautiful day with a great group. Thanks Carol.

    June 16, 2013

  • Adrienne

    Perfect in every way--weather, scenery, people. Ready to go again.

    June 15, 2013

  • Jane R

    Had an absolutely wonderful time, it was a picture perfect day. Thank you

    June 15, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Jane, Thanks for the escort back to the highway!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Great people to spend a great day on the water with!! As always, you guys are the hostesses with the most!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Beautiful day, lots of fun!

    June 15, 2013

  • Kris C

    Great day on the river. Thanks for organizing Carol. Excellent job!

    June 15, 2013

  • Adrienne

    I will be driving from Natick, MA if anyone wants to carpool.

    June 12, 2013

  • Larissa L.

    Bummer!...Life events are forcing me to change plans...have fun ladies! Hope I get to join you soon!

    June 10, 2013

  • Like The W.

    Am I off the waiting list?

    June 9, 2013

  • Kathi

    We have our own kayaks, would just need shuttle.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to bring the husband

    May 1, 2013

    • Mary L.

      Hi Lizi, We do have some events where male guests are invited but most, like this one, are for women only. The posting will indicate whether the event is open to all. Carol

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to bring the husband

    May 1, 2013

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