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Just spectacular, ever changing tidal views.

Quaint village, with a tidal river to enjoy in many ways even if you don't step foot in it! Will... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Sherlockfoodie
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Plattsburgh, New York
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
Michael C
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Quaint village, with a tidal river to enjoy in many ways even if you don't step foot in it! Will definitely return.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sherlockfoodie
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michael C
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gonzology
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MaineRambler
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Richard R
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank PBD22
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank robincauble
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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank LoGly
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank padingo
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!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Paul L
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