Morning hike through wetlands and woodlands at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Distance 4+ miles at moderate pace with short stops for nature chats. Negligible elevation gains. Meet at 9:20am in front of the Sanctuary office, near the parking area, for departure at 9:30. Bad weather will cancel the hike. Registration requested but not required. There is a small entry fee if you are not member of Mass Audubon. L Bruce Bolnick (c: 571-340-1629, firstname.lastname@example.org).Directions:
From Rte 128, take Rte 1 north to Topsfield. Turn R at first stoplight after Topsfield Fairgrounds. At about 1/2 mile turn L onto Perkins Row. Entrance to Sanctuary is on the R about 1 mile along this narrow, winding road (drive slowly, please).
Hiking in Whites since 1969. AMC member since early 1970s (with a few gap years) Completed 4000'ers in 1986, including most in winter as well. Active as AMC Volunteer Naturalist, especially on birds, trees, and local history. Author of Waterfalls of the White Mountains (Backcountry Publications, 1989 and 1999). Lived and hiked in Africa for 12+ years in five countries. Profession: International development economist, now semi-retired.