Tag: Ipswich

Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride

Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride Willowdale State Forest, Topsfield/Ipswich MA Date: 19 Nov 2016 9:00 AM EST Join the Essex County Trail Association for a 2 hour intermediate mountain bike ride around Willowdale State Forest on Saturday, November 19th from 9-11am.  We will make a few brief stops along […]

Ipswich Topsfield and Boxford bicycle ride

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Ride from Ipswich MA to Topsfield, a charming New England village.  A private driveway is used to connect Pineswamp and Topsfield Roads, then continue along beautiful Perkins Row takes you through the Ipswich River Sanctuary before arriving in Topsfield. The long route adds a loop through parts of Ipswich […]

Castle Neck hike Ipswich

Around Castle Neck

This 5.5 mile walk begins on the Green trail from the far right side of the Crane Beach parking lot in Ipswich, MA. Go right at the Red trail. Shortly after descending the second steep dune, take the trail on the right to Castle Neck River, then circumnavigate […]

Cape Ann bicycle ride

North Shore cycling tour

This cycling tour of the Massachusetts North Shore was developed for Road Scholar, and is based in Ipswich and Newburyport, Massachusetts. The tour is designed for experienced road cyclists on road bikes or fast road hybrids, who are capable of maintaining a minimum 11 mile per hour average pace […]

Ipswich MA hilly bicycle ride

Hills of Ipswich

There’s about 2300′ of climbing on this 44-mile ride, with a lot of “out and back” on beautiful roads you may have never ridden. Experience these hills and views, in order of occurrence: Start from the Hammatt St. parking lot in Ipswich Town Farm Rd. out and back, up […]

Ipswich Old Stone Walls bicycle ride

NSC Old Stone Walls Ride Ipswich

Start: Ipswich, 16 Hammatt Street parking lot, behind Market Street and Central Street.  map to start 2015 Alternative Start: Cutler School, Asbury St. in Hamilton MA. Directions: From I-95, take Rt. 133 east to the center of Ipswich. Turn right one block before downtown center. Hammatt St. parking […]

NSC Salt Marsh Ride, ipswich

Start: Ipswich MA downtown central parking lot on Hammatt St. behind Market Street and Central Street map to start Directions: From I-95, take Rt. 133 east to the center of Ipswich. Turn right one block before downtown center. Hammatt St. parking lot will be on your left. From […]

Merrimack River from Ipswich MA

Merrimack River ride from Ipswich MA

Start Location: Ipswich Middle and Senior High School, 130 High St., Ipswich MA. (we start from the parking lot behind the school). (Map to Start) This ride takes recently-repaved Rt. 1A from Ipswich to Rowley, then continues on pleasant roads past two reservoirs to the Merrimack River in West Newbury. […]

Bay Circuit Trail

Mountain biking north of Boston

The following is a list of places to mountain bike on the Massachusetts North Shore, listed by towns. The state forests and preserved land in this area provide hundreds of miles of great mountain bike trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects several state forests and other protected land […]

NSC Ipswich to Boston ride

Description: 47 miles along  back roads and bike lanes to North Station in Boston. Return by commuter rail to Ipswich. Created by Gordon Harris. Quiet local roads from Ipswich take us to Topsfield, North Reading, Wakefield and Stoneham. We then ride along the Mystic River to Arlington, take the Minuteman […]