Paddle for Clean Water! ALL proceeds support a newly expanded clean water program. The Paddle-a-thon is limited to the first 50 boats so register today! Raise Your Paddle for the River - Register Today: Ipswich River Paddle-a-thon on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Join the fun and register to paddle a stretch of the Ipswich River on your own or with friends. Each paddler raises funds and awareness to keep the Ipswich River clean and healthy. You may paddle one of our suggested routes or put in and take out where and when you like. Learn...
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RyanO'Donnell_FishCounter_RobBarossi2016 (2)Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

004Riverbend, 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

Ipswich River 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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