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Natural wetland

The river and the surrounding wetland make an excellent habitat for all types of wildlife. It is... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
mjc404
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Derby, United Kingdom
Clam flats

The best clams in America come from the mud flats along the Essex River. Back in the day it was... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Gonzology
,
North Adams, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

The river and the surrounding wetland make an excellent habitat for all types of wildlife. It is definitely worthwhile to stop and enjoy the views across the river and adjoining marshlands.

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

The best clams in America come from the mud flats along the Essex River. Back in the day it was known for shipbuilding. In high season traffic crawls through the village. It's best to stop at one of many restaurants or just walk but the...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

The Essex River is one of the main waterways in what is called The Great Marsh, a huge area that extends from Cape Ann up into New Hampshire. It's hard to imagine an area in New England that offers more natural beauty and varieties of...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

We have a place nearby so the kayaks are not a problem for us. But I know you can rent them in the area. The Great Marsh is a great paddle, and if you are feeling strong and have the time you can kayak over...More

1  Thank Richard R
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We boat here a lot. The sandbars are like having your own private island! Wildlife, fish, water temp, views, sugar sand beaches and sandbars with HUGE clams make this a favorite place to visit and bring guests to.

1  Thank PBD22
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

I don't own a kyak but it looks like an ideal place to paddle around and explore. Lots of marsh birds.

Thank robincauble
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We live one street away from the Essex River, and every time we are boating on it, I still pinch myself at the beauty of our area. Wether you are paddleboarding, kayaking or boating out of the Essex River, you will love the serenity and...More

1  Thank LoGly
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

nice to canoe here and also just look at the river and the wild life nearby. Make sure to visit if in the area even if you just walk on the river walk in ipswich

Thank padingo
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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!

Thank Paul L
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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

Thank bubbia1
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