Cedar Point Trail

Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Wide-open views along a ridge road down to an extensive salt marsh at the mouth of Ipswich River and over white sand dunes to the Atlantic Ocean. The first half of this walk gives you an overview of an immense estuary on Fox Creek, draining into the Atlantic Ocean; on the second half, you walk at eye level along the border of the same marsh. There is little shade, so sun protection is a good idea. At the outset keep alert for poison ivy, which favors sunny edges of open country roads, growing as a vine with three shiny, smooth leaves to a cluster. Special Features: wide, accessible dirt roads, Fox Creek estuary, a white sand beach, and sand dunes.
Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

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Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Wide-open views along a ridge road down to an extensive salt marsh at the mouth of Ipswich River and over white sand dunes to the Atlantic Ocean. The first half of this walk gives you an overview of an immense estuary on Fox Creek, draining into the Atlantic Ocean; on the second half, you walk at eye level along the border of the same marsh.

There is little shade, so sun protection is a good idea. At the outset keep alert for poison ivy, which favors sunny edges of open country roads, growing as a vine with three shiny, smooth leaves to a cluster. Special Features: wide, accessible dirt roads, Fox Creek estuary, a white sand beach, and sand dunes.

©  Julia Older & Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ipswich
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: The Crane Reservation at Castle Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Cedar Point Trail

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