Announcing a new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!What
: IPSWICH RIVER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - TOPSFIELD MAWhen
: Sunday, October 10,[masked]:00 AMPrice
: $1.00 per personWhere
: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Topsfield, MA 01983
Carpooling is recommended. If you need a ride or can offer one please indicate in your rsvp.
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Ipswich River enews:
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Our Nature Center will close at noon Wednesday, September 15 for our annual staff recognition day.
Ipswich River, Mass Audubon?s largest sanctuary, offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands.
Canoe along eight miles of the Ipswich River that run through the sanctuary and camp on Perkins Island, located a half-mile up the river (members can rent canoes from May through October). Members can also rent a cabin that is conveniently located close to the sanctuary?s office and program facilities and sleeps four.
In April, listen for the chorus of American toads and pickerel frogs. Watch for river otters, painted turtles, and great blue herons at various times throughout the year. Climb the drumlin and esker, landscape features created by a glacier 15,000 years ago. Huge rocks and exotic trees and shrubs that were part of a former arboretum provide an adventurous walk along the Rockery Trail.
Have your birthday party at Ipswich River.
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
This sanctuary has the following universally accessible facilities: Restrooms, Barn, Education Center.
Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Office and Gift Shop:
Tuesday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM
Weekends and Monday holidays:
May 1 - October 31, 9AM - 5PM
November 1 - April 30, 9AM - 4PM
Trails: Open dawn to dusk, Tuesday-Sunday and Monday holidays.
For Your Safety
Do not feed any animals
Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
Picnic only in designated areas
Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
$4 for nonmember adults
$3 for nonmember children (2-12) and seniors
FREE for members
From Boston and the south: Take Rt I-95 north to exit 50 and follow Rt 1 north. At the junction of Rt 1 and Rt 97, turn right onto Rt 97 south (toward Beverly and Danvers). Follow Rt 97 south and take the third left onto Perkins Row. Follow Perkins Row for 1 mile, and the sanctuary is on the right.
From the north: Take Rt I-95 south to exit 53A and follow Rt 97 south. At the junction of Rt 1 and Rt 97 in Topsfield, stay on Rt 97 south and take the third left onto Perkins Row. Follow Perkins Row for 1 mile, and the sanctuary is on the right.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/walkers-255/calendar/14746653/