Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts Guide Book

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts  by Lisa Gollin Evans

350pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1878239848

From the rocky shores of Newburyport to the southern waters around Cape Cod, this essential guide describes more than 40 ideal sea kayaking trips. Blending detailed trip descriptions with practical advice, from spotting wildlife and choosing the right kayak to environmental stewardship, this guidebook is the perfect choice for the novice and intermediate paddler. Inside you'll find: maps, directions, and launch sites; tidal information; campground recommendations; local outfitters and resources, including guides, kayak clubs, and paddling associations; information on essential skills, safety, gear, and navigation; and coastal conservation, access rights, and environmentalism.

© 2000 Lisa Gollin Evans/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.
... Preview: The Annisquam River offers pretty, protected paddling and acres of marshland to explore at high tide. Novices can find scenic and quiet paddling on the Jones River and in Lobster Cove. More adventurou ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Gloucester, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Cape Ann is a kayaker's paradise, offering gorgeous, rocky coastline; challenging open water; marvelous bird life; and quaint, weather-hardened towns. Kayakers return again and again to Cape Ann, for ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Gloucester, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Paddle Barnstable Harbor and the Great Marsh in the fall or spring for superb bird-watching, terrific vistas, and a good dose of solitude on the magnificent beaches of Sandy Neck. The best paddle allo ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Barnstable, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Kayaking Boston's busy Inner Harbor islands is a terrific urban adventure. Brimming with history, traffic, noise, and urbane beauty, this trip is challenging and stimulating. Learn a bit of the rich h ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Boston, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: There's never a dull moment kayaking Boston Harbor. Its fifty square miles include more than thirty islands hosting historic forts, lighthouses, and view-filled trails. Its waters offer up a variety o ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Boston, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: From City Point, one can paddle to the Boston Harbor Islands for a strenuous full-day outing or take a spin around Old Harbor and Thompson Island for a short and easy paddle. Many kayakers also paddle ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Boston, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Kayaking the Charles River holds magic to lovers of the city. Boston has always looked best from the water, and on a clear day (or night) the city is radiant from a kayak. While capturing a certain ur ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Cambridge, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Cohasset offers paddlers hidden delights. Its obvious amenities—a quaint village center and ocean-front mansions—are easy to find, but its subtle beauty demands a closer look. Exploring Cohasset at hi ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Cohasset, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Duxbury Bay is an extraordinarily lovely place to paddle. The bay and tidal rivers of the Great Salt Marsh offer exceptional natural beauty and serenity. Duxbury’s seven-mile-long barrier beach is a n ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Duxbury, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Riding the Westport is a relaxing and delightful trip where boat traffic is light and the scenery inviting. Given favorable tidal currents and light wind, kayakers can enjoy an easy paddle through a b ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Westport, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Why kayak down a twisting, tree-choked stream? You can barely travel a mile before branches grab your paddles. Yet paddlers come because it’s quiet, earthy; alive with bugs, birds, and flowers; and to ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Truro, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Essex River Basin is one of the most exquisite place to paddle north of Boston. Paddlers can lose themselves (quite literally) in the beautiful and intimate reaches of its tidal marsh. Kayakers al ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Essex, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The west side of Gloucester Harbor is surprisingly beautiful. Steep, forested cliffs rise from the water, and lovely parks preserve graceful beaches and rocky shores. This trip explores the northern r ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Gloucester, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: The circumnavigation of Grand Island is a nice off-season trip, offering protected waters and pleasant, sandy places to picnic. The downside is that much of the route resembles a house tour of the ric ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Osterville, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: This challenging paddle takes kayakers across busy Salem Sound to an island offering pleasant picnicking and exploring. Great Misery Island was once the site of an elaborate summer colony whose ruins ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Marblehead, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13.9
... Preview: The southwest corner of Harwich is home to one of the most extensive freshwater marshes on Cape Cod. The Herring River flows through the West Harwich Conservation Area and gives paddlers an opportunit ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
West Harwich, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Hingham Harbor is an excellent starting point for kayakers who want to visit the Boston Harbor Islands but wish to stay within relatively protected waters. This trip offers two interesting harbor isla ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Hingham, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Paddling the Ipswich River can be a strenuous adventure or a gentle meander though beautiful salt marsh. Kayakers seeking an easy trip can explore the very narrow Labor in Vain Creek and paddle just s ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Ipswich, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This trip is best on weekdays or during the off-season due to the chronic shortage of nonresident parking in Manchester. Manchester-by-the-Sea sits on a lovely stretch of coastline, but the town does ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Manchester, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Picnic on an offshore island, paddle through historic Marblehead Harbor, and tour via seaside the mansions and yacht clubs of Marblehead Neck. This trip is best enjoyed during the off-season when boat ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts"
Marblehead, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.1

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