qrFamilies have been canoeing the Ipswich River, and staying at our Inn while doing so, for well over a century. We invite you to continue the tradition.



  1. Canoeing Kayaking in Ipswich and Rowley, within a few miles in either direction.
  2. Whale Watching in Newburyport & Cape Ann, discounts available for our guests.
  3. Antique Alley from Essex, to our Inn and beyond. Weekly Flea Market (Seasonal on Sundays)
  4. Biking & Hiking in abundance. Dow Brook Reservoir within a half mile of our Inn offers miles of trails.
  5. Cranes Beach is only a few miles away, and was voted in the top ten in New England. Castle Hill at the Crane Estate is a marvel and open to public tours. Thursday night picnics on the great lawn during Summer.
  6. Bird Watching at Plum Island Bird Sanctuary in Newburyport, or the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Ipswich.
  7. Farm Stands  and farm animals in abundance, including Appleton Farms, Russel Orchard, Marini’s, and Tendercrop.
  8. Museums and historic house tours, with Ipswich having the largest collection of first and second period homes in US.
  9. Wine Vineyards and Country Stores within mile.
  10. Restaurants in abundance, of all types from first class to eat in the rough.

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