Rockery Trail

Topsfield, Massachusetts

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Descend from a drumlin field through swamp habitats to a pond and enchanting rock garden. The Rockery Trail begins at the edge of a grassy field next to the Audubon offices and resource center complex, which sits on a drumlin. All trails at the sanctuary descend this hill formed of mineral deposits left by glaciers of the last ice age, 15,000 years ago. Special Features: Audubon bird observatory and program center, and Fantastic rock garden and grotto, and marsh boardwalk.
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)

Descend from a drumlin field through swamp habitats to a pond and enchanting rock garden. The Rockery Trail begins at the edge of a grassy field next to the Audubon offices and resource center complex, which sits on a drumlin.

All trails at the sanctuary descend this hill formed of mineral deposits left by glaciers of the last ice age, 15,000 years ago. Special Features: Audubon bird observatory and program center, and Fantastic rock garden and grotto, and marsh boardwalk.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Topsfield
Distance: 1.25
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Driving Directions: Directions to Rockery Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2013
0

Great hike with ponds and a very cool rock garden. Great hike to do with kids who love to climb and explore.


7/15/2007
0

wonderful birds and interesting rock formation. Part of Audabon sanctuary. Fee for non-members. No pets. Many other trails in the sanctuary.



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