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We booked two night at the Crane Estate which is a property of the Trustees of Reservations in Ipswich Ma. Our stay was in the middle of the latest heat wave. After spending the morning at Crane Beach it was time to hop on the bike and see what the area had to offer. It was a good decision and the heat really wasn't that bad.
The ride began around the estate and the great house. It's sits on 2100 acres of the best and highest property in Ipswich. The intention was to ride the main road into town. It was a good safe and boring plan which was made much better when I notice the arrows of a local bike club. I decided to follow the yellow arrows because they usually lead to what us bike rides like to call our secret places. Keeping true to form, the arrows took me on a tour that was phenomenal. The arrowed route took me to the river on the east side of town before taking me to the historic district where the houses bore plates with their building date. Most were built in the late 1600's and early 1700's.
The arrows also took me to the river that cuts through the middle of the city with unique properties built along the banks. Weather your biking or just looking for a really different place to vacation, the town of Ipswich and the surrounding towns are a good bet for a wonderful get away.
The Great House of the Crane Estate
A really cool area that the local bike club arrows lead me
Ipswich Post Office 1728
River cutting through the center of town