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Ipswich is a seaside town in Massachusetts.

Get in

By car

  • 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.

By train

  • Mass Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)[1] provides rail service between Ipswich and Boston via the Newburyport/Rockport line [2] The fare is $6.75.

By air

Get around

Ipswich Essex Explorer, [3]. Provides weekend service during the summer to Essex, Crane Beach, and other nearby attractions.


  • Wolf Hollow, 114 Essex Road, +1 978-356-0216, fax: +1 978-356-0724. Hour long presentations Sa,Su 1:30PM (weather permitting). See wolves and learn about them. $6.00 Adults, $5.00 Seniors, $4.50 Children (Ages 3-17).


  • 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.
  • 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

  • Official Arts & Culture Website : Ipswich, Massachusetts


  • Ipswich celebrated its 375th Anniversary with special events, talks, tours, outdoor activities, and performances that recognize and promote the town’s rich heritage, diversity, and community, and persuade visitors to discover historic Ipswich in 2009. [4]


  • Luna Tuna. Eclectic Artifacts Handcrafted by Local and Global Artisans
  • Otisrein. A variety of media including hand-painted ceramics, wood-block prints, and oil paintings


  • 1640 Hart House, 51 Linebrook Road, +1 978 356-1640. Restaurant & Tavern. Lunch, Dinner. Built in 1640, the house, originally one-room, is one of the oldest in the country.



Go next

Routes through Ipswich
NewburyportRowley  N US 1.svg S  TopsfieldBoston
BeverlyHamilton  SW MBTA Newburyport-Rockport icon.png NE  RowleyNewburyport

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