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Come Join Us!

Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun with family and friends.

Our stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! Much of the river is accessible only by canoe, and our some of our regulars include birders, botanists and fisherman.


Old sneakers
Hat (summer)
Waterproof pouch or plastic bag ~ for cellphone/valuables
Insect repellent (summer)
Fleece (spring/fall)
Plastic bag for trash
Extra dry clothes & shoes ~ to leave in the car
Windbreaker (spring/fall)

Good to know

Open from April to October
Actual opening/closing dates depend on weather conditions ~ call ahead to inquire
Open daily  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shuttles run from 8 a.m. to noon

PFD, paddle and seat cushion included

River Etiquette

Carry out your trash
Dogs prohibited in the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Do not collect plants
Leave no trace when you go ashore
Respect private property