Adventures for EVERYONE!

River We offer a variety of options depending on your level of experience and the amount of time you wish to spend on the river.

Are you looking for a slow paced day, stopping for a picnic along the way, while taking in the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife?

Or do you want a more strenuous and physical challenge, journeying down river in the midst of nature?

Put in at our dock outside the Rental Office on at Willowdale Dam and spend your time leisurely paddling upriver and back. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle bus to one of our two drop off points, then enjoy the next few hours paddling downriver, through the Bird Sanctuary and back to our dock.

RATES AND PACKAGES

We rent out Canoes and Kayaks (Inquire about pricing for private portages)

Willowdale Run

(Pricing includes canoe/kayak, paddles, PFD*)

Start at Willowdale Dam and enjoy the lazy waters of the Ipswich River for a few hours or a full day. Ideal for beginners and families with young children.

Canoe
$27 weekdays
$37 weekends and holidays

Kayak
$27 weekdays
$37 weekends and holidays

Salem Run / Rt.97

(Pricing includes canoe/kayak, PFD* and shuttle service)

Our most popular trip, this run takes about four hours. From the drop-off point at Salem Road in Topsfield, paddle through the wildlife sanctuary, state parks, and Wenham Wetlands.

Canoe
$42

Kayak
$42
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Thunder Bridge Run

(Pricing includes canoe/kayak, PFD* and shuttle service)

This 6-7 hour trip is for more experienced canoeists. From the drop-off point at Thunder Bridge in Middleton, the river takes you past fields and farmlands, the wildlife sanctuary, Wenham Wetlands and state parks on your way back to Willowdale Dam.

Canoe
$47

Kayak
$47

Overnight Camping on Colt Island

(Pricing includes canoe/kayak, PFD* and shuttle service)

This overnight trip includes camping on Foote Brothers private island, located about two hours upstream from our rental office.

Canoe
$62

Kayak
$62

* PFD’s (Personal Floatation Devices, or lifejackets) are required for every person in a canoe (Mass.Law, Chapter 90-B,Section 5A)

Willowdale Dam
230 Topsfield Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-9771

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