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Address: Ipswich, MA
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+1 978-356-9771

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Best Place For Canoeing or Kayaking

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 still a great place to visit in any season

Thank Steve O
Canton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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139 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Went to the river during a recent visit and found it to be the at its lowest level that i have ever seen! The 2016 drought has brought this wonderful river to look like a stream... if that.

Thank Rick K
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wonderful afternoon of kayaking the ipswich river. We started at Foote's (?)where they allowed us to launch our own kayaks. The river apparently is running lower than average due to low winter/spring precipitation. Even though it was "busy" in spots it was very peaceful and pleasant. I was expecting black flies and mosquitos en masse but was pleasantly surprised to... More 

Thank tripster234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Having kayaked all over Ma/Nh this is one of if not my favorite places. Easy access for put-ins and the constant twists and turns make kayaking here so much fun for people of all levels. With a little research and 2 vehicles a car spot makes for an awesome 1 way trip down river. In general it is a very... More 

Thank Bkid43
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We took our 11-year old son and 7 of his friends kayaking and camping with Foote Bros. and it was a fantastic trip! Two hours in kayaks on the slow-moving Ipswich River, and we arrived on "our" island for the night. It was beautiful--simple, wooded, fire-pit, surrounded by nature. Two hours again in the kayak to return to Foote Bros.... More 

Thank Jodi F

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