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Ipswich Area Attractions

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Outdoors and Activities

Visit the famous Crane Estate featuring the best beach in the Boston area and Ipswich's very own castle!

Bike or walk the many beautiful conservation areas in town.

Take a kayaking excursion on the ocean or head over to the Ipswich River for a peaceful paddle- bring your own canoe or rent one at Foote Brothers.

Pick apples and other fruit, enjoy local baked goods, fruit wines and other local favorites at one of our local farms:

Walk through historic Ipswich, which boasts more "first period homes" than anywhere in the country, and the oldest cemetery in the country — 1634! There are 3 self-guided tours available from the Ipswich Inn.

Check out local shopping in the area, including numerous antique stores on South Main Street and along Rt. 133 in Essex.

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Food and Drink

Visit the lively restaurant scene - many within walking distance of the Inn.

Don't forget to try some famous Ipswich fried clams!

Ipswich Spirited

You can easily take great day trips to other nearby areas for whale watching, history and more. Click the links for great day trip information, including distance and driving directions from the Ipswich Inn. Take the train (walking distance from the Inn) to Boston or Salem.

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