Cape Ann Circumnavigation

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01931

Cape Ann Circumnavigation

Cape Ann: Circumnavigation Professional Review and Guide

"Cape Ann thrusts a gnarly head into the great Atlantic and makes for dramatic paddling along 20 miles of rocky shore indented by granite coves, deep harbors, and pocket beaches. The Annisquam River, which cuts through Cape Ann on the western perimeter, makes Cape Ann an island—and circumnavigation possible.

The clockwise trip around Cape Ann starts and ends in Gloucester in the Annisquam River and combines several paddling environments: the protected Annisquam River with summer houses lining the banks, waves breaking off the desolate but dramatic Halibut Point, ocean swells around Thacher Island, a long, mesmerizing stretch down Gloucester’s eastern shore, and the busy and historic Gloucester Harbor."

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Trail Information

Gloucester
Nearby City
22
Distance
Day Trip
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Halibut Point State Park
Local Contacts
NOAA #13279 at 1:20,000
Local Maps