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Ipswich River

Ipswich, MA
+1 978-356-9771
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A painter's dream!! Everyday is a photo worthy day on the river! I walk my dog there all the time and she loves it!

We walk by well preserved first period houses with gorgeous flower gardens! The scenery changes... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Betsy K
via mobile
Wandering along the river

Folks in Ipswich have created several short walks along the river. One is a lovely dirt trail which... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Janis A
Seattle, Washington
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Ipswich, MA
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We walk by well preserved first period houses with gorgeous flower gardens! The scenery changes with the seasons! Green canopy in the summer reflected off the water! Gold's, reds, yellows and oranges in the fall. In the winter the river sometimes freezes and snow covers...More

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Folks in Ipswich have created several short walks along the river. One is a lovely dirt trail which gives a stroller a lovely sense of privacy and wildness for a brief walk. Another is paved and includes a marvelous mural depicting area hstory from pre-contact...More

Thank Janis A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I walk along the river almost everyday with my dog! It is a very photogenic area. It is perfect for water color and acrylic painters! There's a beautiful view everywhere you look! There are more 1st period houses along the river and up into the...More

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Canoe from topsfield to ipswich - a great journey. Couples and kids especially will love meandering.

Thank BHthegood
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great river for the family! Beautiful trails as well as place to kayak and canoe. We are so luck to live so close to this river.

Thank 319RonZ
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I viewed the river from a friend's house, which is on part of his property. Depending on season and rainfall, you can kayak or canoe along the river. It was a beautiful setting for a baptism of a friend's newborn.

Thank Coltsneck
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been over to the river numerous times and always have a great time. Since it was October I didn't go swimming or kayaking but just walked along the river lost in thought. The water level was the lowest I've ever seen it, but it's...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is nothing especially unique or interesting about this River, at least where I saw it near the Ipswich River Provisions establishment. There is a small dock and boats with buoys.

Thank yogadr
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Diddo, what more can I say. It runs from way inland (topsfield, reading...etc? Go to Foot's canou rental after the drought (9/16). Or for bigger boats and ocean, Try Ipswich town warf---off season or weekends.

Thank 142pete
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited the Ipswich river today just below Foots Dam and was horrified as I could walk across the river without getting wet - NO WATER Know that it has been a dry summer, but was astonished at what I saw Pray for rain!

Thank Fred S
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2 September 2017|
Response from Betsy K |
The Ipswich visitors center on Rt 133.
8 May 2015|
Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I do not understand the question.