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“Great kayaking”
Review of Ipswich River

Ipswich River
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Ipswich
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

For great kayaking drop your kayaks in the river at the Ipswich town dock. From there head left. Within 1/2 an hour (depending on the tide) you'll be at the mouth of Fox Creek (on your right, 200 yards before the entrance to the ocean). Up Fox Creek as far as your kayaks will go you'll come to a bridge, which opens into the Essex River. Make sure you are paying attention to the tides..the creek gets very shallow at low tide (but typically passable with a kayak or canoe).

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Reviewed February 28, 2012

peaceful and unspoiled. nothing to fear, watch the red fox walk by, people watching and get that tan all over if you like

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

A great place to enjoy the outdoors on the MA Northshore

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Reviewed July 22, 2003

If you're into canoeing or kayaking and are in the Boston/North Shore area, be sure to try out the Ipswich River at some point. It's classic New England scenery all the way. There's one place to rent canoes, Foote Brothers, I think near downtown Ipswich, and there's numerous places to put your own non-motorized boat into the water. People fish there. The river is very beautiful and has some wildlife, including deer. Sometmes in late summer the water level can get pretty low and that's not the best time to go, but it depends. I think there's also at least one small island on the river where camping is permitted. It'll help to have lighter personal watercraft on this river, like 30 something pound kayaks or whatever, because you will come to the occasional obstacle where you'll have to get out and go around. There's also a conservation organization that apparently oversees much of the river's land and protection, they probably have more information as well.

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