Kaede sits atop Town Hill and overlooks downtown Ipswich. Fine dining, galleries, the Ipswich River, and the train to Boston are just down the way.


Crane Beach

Ipswich is home to one of the most beautiful natural beaches in all of New England and it’s only ten minutes away. Great for sunbathing, swimming, boating, sea kayaking, hiking, fishing, whale and bird watching.  We especially like hiking the dunes behind the beach.


Food & Dining (1 minute)

Ithaki – Aauthentic Greek cuisine
Zabaglione – quality Italian dining
Clam Box – THE PLACE to get your fix of fried clams
The Choate Bridge Pub – Great local pub atmosphere
The Riverview – Polish Pizza?  And beer
1640 Hart House – Olde New England atmosphere
Salt – A nice little rum bar/bistro

ESSEX (ten minutes south)
The Village – Has been there forever, quality seafood
Woodman’s – Pick your own lobster out of the pen
Periwinkles – Seafood, tasteful small restaurant
Farnham’s – Another famous clam shack, picturesque spot!
Essex Seafood – Well worth a stop!


The Ipswich River



Historic Properties

Ipswich has more first period (1625-1725) homes than any other place in America and one of the oldest standing stone arch bridges in the country.


Hiking & Biking

Plenty of places to ride the bikes, and we have a nice spot out behind the building to put them in case it rains.  We have plenty of bike maps that can send you out for a few minutes or all day.  We run biking tours out of KAEDE, if you are looking to design your own tour for yourself or selves, email Gordon Harris at

There are some great places to hike too.  We highly recommend the dunes behind Crane Beach as well as Appleton Farms, Willowdale State Park, and the Audobon Sanctuary just down Topsfield Road.  There are also many shorter walks through the woods, sands and salt marshes that give Ipswich its rich natural environment.  Here is a link to the Ipswich Visitor Center website which offers historic walking tours: