Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Bunker Meadows Trail, Topsfield, MA

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Boasting 12 miles of trails through the North Shore’s forests, meadows, and wetlands, this retreat is a wildlife-lover’s paradise. Don’t be surprised if you see river otters, turtles, and eastern bluebirds along the Bunker Meadows Trail, which leads up to an observation tower with Ipswich River vistas.

Level: Easy | Distance from Boston: 26 miles
Topsfield, MA, 978-887-9264, website.

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Photo courtesy of Camera-Lust on Flickr

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