Annisquam River Exploration

Gloucester, Massachusetts

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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 adventurous kayakers can paddle into Ipswich Bay to visit sandy Wingaersheek Beach or the many rocky coves along Gloucester’s northern coast. Paddlers of all skill levels can enjoy this diverse and interesting area. Attractions: Scenic salt marsh; bird-watching; picnicking at Goose Cove Reservation and Wingaersheek Beach.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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 adventurous kayakers can paddle into Ipswich Bay to visit sandy Wingaersheek Beach or the many rocky coves along Gloucester’s northern coast.

Paddlers of all skill levels can enjoy this diverse and interesting area. Attractions: Scenic salt marsh; bird-watching; picnicking at Goose Cove Reservation and Wingaersheek Beach.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Gloucester
Distance: 4.2
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip, camping available
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13279, 13282, 13274
Driving Directions: Directions to Annisquam River Exploration

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