Essex Heritage CEO Annie Harris (left) and Essex Heritage President Jack Good (right) present an Essex National Heritage Partnership Grant to Ipswich River’s Cynthia Ingelfinger and Wayne Castonguay for a new network of educational kiosks at major access points along the Ipswich River. Essex Heritage Grant Helps Bring a Network of Educational Kiosks to the Ipswich River - We are pleased to announce that, thanks to a 2015 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant, we will create a branded network of educational kiosks at major access points along the Ipswich River. A 2011 community service project, led by Topsfield Eagle Scout Peter Sacco and the Middleton Stream Team, created six kiosks along the river in Middleton, Topsfield and Hamilton. Our...
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SONY DSCVolunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

Native_Plant_Garden_2011_with_sign_lilies_DKRiverbend, the home of Ipswich River Watershed Association, is a great place to visit. Look for our sign at 143 County Rd (Route 1A) in Ipswich. Gardens, trails, dock and property are open from sunrise to sunset for paddling, walking, birding and gaining the peace of mind that comes from a beautiful stretch of water.

Members use our boats for free, anytime! Canoes and kayaks are right by the river, ready to be launched from our dock. First come, first served. Reservations are not required to paddle what many people say is the most beautiful and least frequented stretch of the river.

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River Conditions

River Flow Levels at the Ipswich USGS Gage

USGS Water-data graph for site 01102000How is the River doing today? Check Paddling Conditions.

In order to keep the river healthy and help you enjoy it, our staff and volunteers monitor a range of “indicators” that can help us spot problems with water quality and understand how the river is affected by low flows and land and water-use practices.

See the latest on river conditions and learn how to be part of the effort!

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