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North America > United States of America > New England > Massachusetts > Northeast Massachusetts > North Shore (Massachusetts) > Ipswich (Massachusetts)


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Ipswich is a seaside town in Massachusetts.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From the south, take Exit 50 on I-95 to US-1 North. After about 4.4 miles, turn right onto Ipswich Rd. Continue for 4 miles to arrive in downtown Ipswich.
  • From the north, take Exit 54 on I-95 to route 133 then turn left. Continue on 133 East for about 7 miles to arrive in downtown Ipswich.

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Get around[edit]

Ipswich Essex Explorer. Provides weekend service during the summer to Essex, Crane Beach, and other nearby attractions.



  • 1 Crane Beach, Argilla Road, +1 978-356-4354, . 8AM-dusk. A 1200 acre reservation of beachfront, dunes and maritime forests with 5.5 miles of raised boardwalk trails. Crane Beach's annual sand sculpture competition "Sandblast!" is held every August. In-season: Lifeguards and rangers, bike rack, bathhouses with toilets and changing area, outside showers, Store (refreshments and merchandise), picnic tables, drinking water fountains, transportation for mobility-impaired and challenged visitors. Off-season: portable toilets. Crane Beach (Q5181997) on Wikidata Crane Beach on Wikipedia
  • Willowdale State Park, Linebrook Road (Main entrance off of Route 1 near Hood Pond), +1 978 887-5931. Hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing on 40 miles of trails, fishing and boating on Hood Pond.

Arts & Culture[edit]

  • Official Arts & Culture Website : Ipswich, Massachusetts


  • Historic Ipswich. With more First Period houses than any town in the country, Ipswich is America's best-preserved Puritan town, and prides itself on being the "Birthplace of American Independence." The Town Historian publishes a popular website and leads historic tours throughout the warmer months.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Ipswich
NewburyportRowley  N US 1.svg S  TopsfieldBoston
NewburyportRowley  N MA Route 1A.svg S  HamiltonBoston
GeorgetownRowley  W MA Route 133.svg E  EssexGloucester
BeverlyHamilton  SW MBTA Newburyport-Rockport icon.png NE  RowleyNewburyport

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