Ipswich River Ride

Gordon Harris leads this ride for North Shore Cyclists as well as on the Road Scholar cycling tour of the Massachusetts North Shore. The route starts from the Hammatt St. parking lot in downtown Ipswich. We ride through the town's historic district, briefly along the river, then on pleasant back roads past Appleton Farms. The route takes a road closed to traffic through Bradley Palmer State Park, then along beautiful Perkins Row to Topsfield for a break. We continue on River Road and the long version continues on Middleton Road to Boxford, which has an old fashioned general store. We circle back on Depot and Bare Hill Roads to Topsfield, then continue past Hood Pond and along Willowdale State Forest. A cut-over to Pineswamp Road offers an excellent end to the ride back to Ipswich. View the 22 mile and 42 mile options below:

22 mile ride Garmin TCX file, GPX file, Cue sheet


42 Mile Ride:  Garmin tcx file, gpx file  Cue sheet )

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