Store – Buy a Paddling Map and more
To buy a Paddling Guide & Map, t-shirt or book, send a check payable to IRWA to P.O. Box 576, Ipswich, MA 01938. Please specify which item(s) you want. Price includes postage and handling. You can purchase these items in person by stopping by our office. To purchase a map online ($10 minimum), when you reach the Program Section select “Paddling Guide and Maps” from the drop down menu. A portion of your purchase supports our efforts to keep the river out of danger. Thanks!
Ipswich River Paddling Guide & Map
The Ipswich River is widely recognized as one of the premier paddling destinations in New England, and in order to help you get out and enjoy it we have updated our Ipswich River Paddling Guide and Map. The map is available for $5 at our headquarters in Ipswich, 143 County Road, at local retailers or online ($10 minimum). This beautiful 18″ x 24” double-sided color map and interpretive guide can be used in the field or electronically. The back of the map features 6 trip itineraries with all the information you need for a successful paddling experience. The map lists 22 public access launch sites and rest stops from Woburn Street in Wilmington to the center of town in Ipswich, and then on out to the estuary where the river meets the sea. The distances between the sites are listed in miles. This handy guide will educate and entertain you as you paddle. Buy now online ($10 minimum) by clicking here.
This map can also be used electronically on mobile devices thanks to the free Avenza PDF Map app for mobile mapping technology. Download our hi-resolution paddling map with just a tap of your ﬁnger and you will be able to quickly zoom and pan across the map and view your location on the map using the built-in GPS! Avenza pdf maps are always accessible, do not require a live network connection and no data or roaming charges apply. The PDF Maps app is a geospatial PDF, GeoPDF® and GeoTIFF reader for your Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
No matter what you do, this is the shirt for you! Thank you for all of the responses to our t-shirt survey. We heard from almost 150 people, and we now have a brand new t-shirt for you to wear on all your river related adventures!
Send $15 for an Ipswich River t-shirt to PO Box 576, Ipswich or better yet visit our Riverbend headquarters at 143 County Road, Ipswich in person to make sure you get the right size. They are 100% cotton, ash gray in men’s and women’s cuts. We have Mens M, L, XL and Women’s S, M and L. Staff are here 8 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday.
The Water Closet: Ipswich River Watershed and Beyond
We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new book, The Water Closet, by Pike Messenger. In his new book Pike has compiled a rich and enjoyable assortment of his water-related essays written for a weekly column “The Water Closet” by the Middleton Stream Team and published from January 2006 through December 2011 in the Tri-Town Transcript, a community paper serving the Ipswich River watershed towns of Middleton, Boxford and Topsfield. Get your copy for $20 if you pick it up at IRWA’s headquarters at 143 County Road in Ipswich or add an additional $4 postage if you would like us to mail it. A portion of the proceeds supports protection of the Ipswich River and surrounding lands. Buy now online by clicking here (go to Program, select Other from the drop down menu and type in “The Water Closet.”