Outdoor Activities and Parks
Appleton Farms Grass Rides - Hamilton
Walking trails and cross-country skiing. Trails lead to monument at Round Point. Located on Cutler Road
Bialek Park - Ipswich
Large play structure for various ages. Baseball field and 3 tennis courts for community use. Restrooms are available in the summer
Bike New England - Bike tours of Ipswich
Gordon Harris (978) 312-1006
Bradley Palmer State Park - Topsfield
Great place for hiking, biking, picnicking, canoeing and bird watching. One mile paved road is great for rollerblading and there is a wading pond in season for the young ones. Entrance off Highland Street and on Asbury Street, off of Topsfield Road.
Cable Gardens Hill - Ipswich
Sloping hill just in front of Cable Gardens. Excellent for sledding and snow-tubing in the winter. Located at the corner of Routes 1A and 133.
Crane Beach - Ipswich
Free admission for Ipswich residents with a beach sticker.
Daniel Boone Park - Ipswich
Picnicking, hiking and fishing in a quiet forested setting. Located on Spring Street.
Father Ryc Park - Ipswich
Small park with playground equipment and picnic area. Located on the Ipswich River. Take Estes Street to Kimball Street.
Giles Firmin Park - Ipswich
Small park suitable for picnics. Playground equipment. Located on County Road
New England Bike Tours
Great Freedom Adventures, a local MA adventure travel company, offers multi-day bike tours on the north shore with two of the nights being spent in Ipswich.
Russell Orchards - Ipswich
Pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables. Family recreation. Farm animals for petting, play area and picnic area. Great place to take children for a leisure afternoon and don't miss the cider donuts!
Howe Street Park - Ipswich
Small park suitable for picnics. Playground equipment. Located off of Linebrook Road.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society - Topsfield
Home of the Rockery. Numerous nature trails and specimen trees. Classes and courses offered year round for adults and children. Located on Perkins Row.
Pavilion Beach/Great Neck Park - Ipswich
Beach at entrance to Little Neck with playground facilities nearby.
Willowdale State Park - Ipswich
Great hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Main entrance of of Route 1 hear Hood Pond.
Information source Ipswich Family Resource Book, Published by Birth to Three Family Center, 15 Market Street, Suite 4, Ipswich, MA 01938 (978) 412-0123