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Address: Essex, MA
Activities: Kayaking

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Pleasant ride

Other than the pleasant ride, there are herons galore to see, plus the vacation homes of the dead, decadent rich. One notable place is one that has been torn down to a skeleton... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Other than the pleasant ride, there are herons galore to see, plus the vacation homes of the dead, decadent rich. One notable place is one that has been torn down to a skeleton because the neighbors complained the house spoiled their view!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A nice cruising area depending on tides you can travel through the Essex marshes and look for wildlife or sneek up to Farnhams for some fried clams, Just don't be in a rush

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Tipton, Missouri
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The boats come in by the meandering river as it makes it's way from the harbor through the dense marsh-land, one by one, as if in a flotilla. Calm and serene it is as the river seems so peaceful as each boat seems reluctant for their day to end. A few restaurants with docks line the river and the towns... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Lovely river that makes it's way through salt marshes to Ipswich Bay. Sleepy, lazy, and a great summer experience.

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Address: Essex, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex

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