Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Bunker Meadows Trail, Topsfield, MA
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.
Good for youngsters
Bring the canoe/paddle board