Ipswich River Ramble Ride

Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Ipswich River Ramble Ride

Ipswich River Ramble Ride Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Ipswich ranks as one of the most beautiful towns in the state, both architecturally and geographically. Beyond the center of town is an unspoiled mixture of wooded hills; broad, gently rolling horse farms and gracious country estates; vast salt marshes stretching to the horizon; the Great Neck peninsula rising steeply from the bay; and magnificent 4-mile-long Crane Beach, New England’s finest beach north of Cape Cod. The Ipswich River Ramble is an enjoyable flat route with a few short hills along the route.

The beach and the Castle Hill estate are owned by the Trustees of Reservations. From Crane Beach you’ll return to the center of town and then head through an endless expanse of salt marshes to the Great Neck peninsula, just north of Crane
Beach. Rising steeply from the bay as a succession of four round drumlins, the peninsula is bordered by salt marshes on the west, the broad Plum Island Sound on the north, the southern tip of Plum Island on the east, and Crane Beach on the south."

Ipswich River Ramble Ride Reviews

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As a beginner rider (1st time in over 10 years) but in fairly good condition (a runner) this was challenging but doable ( I did walk up the very last hill). If you just want to ride, skip the loop to Crane's beach until you want to explore the dunes on foot (no biking here ad it costs $2.00). Next time, I would head right to little/great neck: BEAUTIFUL!!! I was hoping for more back/country roads. Many of these roads were moderatly busy. will try a rail-trail next!

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Riding Time
50 feet
Trailhead Elevation
150 feet
Top Elevation
North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
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