Plum Island Circumnavigation

Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Plum Island Circumnavigation

Plum Island: Circumnavigation Professional Review and Guide

"A popular sea kayak trip is a circumnavigation of Plum Island, about a 19-mile excursion. The trip combines paddling up one side of Plum Island along ocean beach, passing through the mouth of the Merrimack River, and winding down the other side through the Plum Island River and into Plum Island Sound.

Plum Island is an 8-mile–long barrier beach with 4,650 acres of dune protecting the marshland, which is a refuge for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway. More than 300 species have been sighted, especially during spring and fall shorebird migrations. Large flocks of waterfowl are present in fall and early spring. Peak migration is from March 1 to June 7 and from August 1 to October 31."

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Trail Information

Ipswich
Nearby City
19
Distance
Day Trip
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island State Park
Local Contacts
NOAA #13274 at 1:42,000
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018