Observation Tower Trail

Topsfield, Massachusetts

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Varied landscape including woods, geological features, meadow and river habitats, and a view of Great Wenham Swamp. At 2,800 acres, the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest Audubon site in Massachusetts, with 8 miles of the Ipswich River winding through the sanctuary. The Ipswich River starts 30 miles inland, snakes through Great Wenham Swamp, and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Special Features: Glacial drumlin and eskers, high observation deck overlooking Great Wenham Swamp, and exhibits, educational programs, and gift shop.
Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

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Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Varied landscape including woods, geological features, meadow and river habitats, and a view of Great Wenham Swamp. At 2,800 acres, the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest Audubon site in Massachusetts, with 8 miles of the Ipswich River winding through the sanctuary.

The Ipswich River starts 30 miles inland, snakes through Great Wenham Swamp, and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Special Features: Glacial drumlin and eskers, high observation deck overlooking Great Wenham Swamp, and exhibits, educational programs, and gift shop.

©  Julia Older & Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Topsfield
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Driving Directions: Directions to Observation Tower Trail

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Apr 2018