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Address: Essex, MA

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Peace On Earth. And GIANT clams.

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... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 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
Portland, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 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 sheer beauty of the water. And plenty of dining choices nearby make this a great... More 

1 Thank LoGly
West Chester, PA
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164 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 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
Reading, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 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
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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
Tipton, Missouri
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226 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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 

1 Thank Ray S
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

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

1 Thank MitziMom

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