A coastal town in Essex County, Ipswich is recognized for its stone arch bridges, including America's oldest double stone arch bridge, The Choate, and for having more "First Period" houses (1620-1720) than any other town in the nation.
Founded on land originally inhabited by Native American tribes who called the area Agawam, Ipswich is on the Ipswich River that drains into Ipswich Bay, which has access to the Atlantic Ocean. Early residents were farmers, fishermen, shipbuilders, and traders but by the 19th century Ipswich had a thriving textile industry.
About 29 miles from Boston via Route I-93, I-95 and Route 1, residents also have access to public transportation. An MBTA commuter rail station is in downtown Ipswich.
Ipswich has a long-standing recreational history that includes riding trails, stables and riding academies for equestrians. The Golf Club at Turner Hill ranks among the top courses in the country. A close-knit community, Ipswich offers its residents and visitors many forms of entertainment throughout the year.
Greenwood Farm: 2.5 miles of walking paths on this beautiful nature reserve which includes the Paine House built in 1694, a fine example of a first period home.
Russell Orchard: a working farm since 1920 offering in season apple and berry picking, fruit wines, famous cider donuts, homemade desserts, gifts and a barnyard with animals to visit.
Marini Farm: this farm has been bringing fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers to the community for three generations. Bakery products available. Events for families.
Crane Estate - encompasses more than 2,100 acres and is made up of three properties:
Hamlin Reservation: one of the least disturbed parts of the entire 25,000-acre Great Marsh, this reserve offers a one mile loop trail to view marshland and its extensive wildlife.
Foote Brothers: Rent or bring your own canoe to take a leisurely ride down the Ipswich River.
Wolf Hollow: a preserve and educational opportunity to visit with and learn about the North American gray wolf.
Downtown Ipswich is a vibrant area with a wide variety of eateries, local shops, and services. Check out some of Ipswich's best places to shop:
Ipswich is famous for clams, with dozens of restaurants featuring Ipswich clams and other local seafood. Check out:
Ipswich has an excellent public school system.
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