Essex Marsh and Choate Hog Island

Essex, Massachusetts

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Essex Marsh is a large saltwater estuary that harbors a large island wildlife refuge with hiking trails. This is a wonderful place to explore and to study saltwater species. At times, tides and wind can cause difficult paddling conditions; novice paddlers should steer clear of Essex Marsh.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Essex Marsh is a large saltwater estuary that harbors a large island
wildlife refuge with hiking trails. This is a wonderful place to explore and to study saltwater species. At times, tides and wind can cause difficult paddling conditions; novice paddlers should steer clear of Essex Marsh.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Essex
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Crane Wildlife Refuge, The Trustees of Reservations, 978-356-4351, thetrustees.org; excellent description in Nature Walks along the Seacoast (see Appendix B); Great Marsh Coalition" rel="nofollow">Coalition" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Coalition" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Coalition" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Coalition" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Coalition, greatmarsh.org; tide charts, maineharbors.com
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 30: E9, F9, 10, G9, 10; USGS Ipswich, Rockport
Driving Directions: Directions to Essex Marsh and Choate (Hog) Island

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