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Stavros Reservation

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Short walk for an OK view

We walked this in mid September with trees in full leaf. There were portions of the view available... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Easy walk and a nice view

A short easy walk to a nice view. Could be good for birds, but we went in the middle of the day... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
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Sep 10, 2018
“Short walk for an OK view”
Aug 22, 2016
“Easy walk and a nice view”
Enjoy an easy ascent to a coastal hilltop that rewards you with panoramic views of Crane Beach and the Essex River estuary
Island Road, Essex, MA 01929
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We walked this in mid September with trees in full leaf. There were portions of the view available but it seems the view was much nicer in 1986 when this reservation was established. Now instead of adding to the view the trees almost block the...More

Thank eclecticquilter
Reviewed August 22, 2016

A short easy walk to a nice view. Could be good for birds, but we went in the middle of the day. Great overlook of the saltmarshes.

Thank Yellodog117
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This Trustees of Reservations property has a loop trail up a hill to the remnants of a stone tower and a wonderful vista across the salt marshes toward Crane Beach and Ipswich Bay. You can park along Island Road, just off Route 133, and take...More

2  Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just off of rt 133 on island road. Parking for 5 to 6 cars along road. No Parking Lot. Simple 6 minute hike up dirt road to view North East across estuary to ocean in distance. Grassy area for a picnic. Not other hiking or...More

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed July 7, 2015

5-10 minute trail walk up a steep hill to a wonderful panoramic view of Ipswich Bay. Right off Rte. 133 in Essex and worth stretching your legs if you are traveling by. There is parking for a few cars at the bottom. Our elementary school...More

Thank mainelover76
Reviewed February 5, 2014

​The pay-off for the somewhat steep but very short climb up Whites Hill at the Stavros Reservation in Essex is a long, sweeping view of Crane Beach, Castle Hill, and the coastline beyond. It takes us about five minutes to go up the wide, well-maintained...More

3  Thank Route128North
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