Gloucester Harbor

Gloucester, Massachusetts

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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 reaches of Massachusetts Bay and traverses one of the most important and historic fishing ports in the United States. The scenic paddle is most enjoyable in the off-season when boat traffic is light and harbor seals are frolicking. Attractions: Historic Gloucester Harbor; Hammond Castle; Stage Fort Park; Eastern Point Lighthouse.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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 reaches of Massachusetts Bay and traverses one of the most important and historic fishing ports in the United States.

The scenic paddle is most enjoyable in the off-season when boat traffic is light and harbor seals are frolicking. Attractions: Historic Gloucester Harbor; Hammond Castle; Stage Fort Park; Eastern Point Lighthouse.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Gloucester
Distance: 11.7
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13279, 13274
Driving Directions: Directions to Gloucester Harbor

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2005
0

Enjoyable sea kayak. Easy access. Only issue is the harbor boat traffic - noise & 'right of way'. Worth doing early in the day.



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