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Linebrook Woods Conservation Area


  1. Parking
  2. Trails
  3. Wildlife Observation
  4. Woods
Linebrook Woods Conservation Area is located at 275 Linebrook Road immediately west of Marini Farms. Parking is on the south side of Linebrook Road in the Willowdale State Forest parking area. The trailhead is across Linebrook Road from the parking area, and passes through two of Marini’s farm fields before entering the woods meandering through wooded uplands and wetlands. Note that the first portion of the trail across from the parking are is along the edge of Marini’s ag field, and during the spring it is often wet and mucky as Marini prepares that field for planting. Wear appropriate footwear and watch your step through this first stretch of the trail. You may want to stay closer to the pond side of the route here. This trail is part of the most northern section of the Bay Circuit Trail located in Ipswich before it connects to Rowley in the north. The trail is relatively flat, and wooden boardwalks constructed by Ipswich Bay Circuit Trail Committee volunteers in 2006 go over three stream crossings along the route. The property boundary with the Ipswich Country Club, just past the third boardwalk crossing, is approximately a half mile north from the parking area. Trail users can turn around at this point, or continue north along the Bay Circuit Trail and connect to the trail network around the Town’s reservoir lands. Alternatively, returning to the parking area trail users can continue south into Willowdale State Forest and the network of trails located there.