Lower Ipswich River

Ipswich, Massachusetts

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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 short of Plum Island Sound to explore more salt marshes north and south of the river. Stronger kayakers can ply the reaches of Plum Island Sound, paddling north to Plum Island or south to Crane Beach. In any direction, this is marvelous territory to explore by kayak. Two salt-marsh conservation areas, lovely Greenwood Farm owned by The Trustees of Reservations and Sally Weatherall Memorial Reservation owned by the Essex County Greenbelt Association, add beauty and additional paddling options. Attractions: Beautiful salt marsh; extensive bird life, especially in fall.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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 short of Plum Island Sound to explore more salt marshes north and south of the river. Stronger kayakers can ply the reaches of Plum Island Sound, paddling north to Plum Island or south to Crane Beach. In any direction, this is marvelous territory to explore by kayak.

Two salt-marsh conservation areas, lovely Greenwood Farm owned by The Trustees of Reservations and Sally Weatherall Memorial Reservation owned by the Essex County Greenbelt Association, add beauty and additional paddling options. Attractions: Beautiful salt marsh; extensive bird life, especially in fall.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Ipswich
Distance: 6
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13282, 13274
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Ipswich River

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