Note: “Due to state mandated Covid-19 restrictions, we are not running our shuttles at this time, we are renting the Willowdale Run option only”.
Come Join Us!
Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun with family and friends.
Our stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! Much of the river is accessible only by canoe, and our some of our regulars include birders, botanists and fisherman.
Waterproof pouch or plastic bag ~ for cellphone/valuables
Insect repellent (summer)
Plastic bag for trash
Extra dry clothes & shoes ~ to leave in the car
Good to know
Open from April to October
(In season Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Actual opening/closing dates depend on weather conditions ~ call ahead to inquire
Open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (In Season)
Shuttles run from 8 a.m. to noon
Off Season closed most Mondays & Tuesdays
Off Season Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Off Season opening and hours subject to change ~ call ahead to inquire)
PFD, paddle and seat cushion included
Carry out your trash
Dogs prohibited in the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Do not collect plants
Leave no trace when you go ashore
Respect private property