Essex Marsh and Choate Hog Island

Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Essex Marsh and Choate Hog Island

Essex Marsh and Choate (Hog) Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
Day Trip
Class I
Spring through Fall
Crane Wildlife Refuge, The Trustees of Reservations, 978-356-4351,; 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">Coalition,; tide charts,
Local Contacts
Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 30: E9, F9, 10, G9, 10; USGS Ipswich, Rockport
Local Maps

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