Marblehead Harbor, Brown's Island, and Marblehead Neck Professional Review and Guide
"Picnic on an offshore island, paddle through historic Marblehead Harbor, and tour via seaside the mansions and yacht clubs of Marblehead Neck. This trip is best enjoyed during the off-season when boat traffic dips from its frenetic summer peak. Absent nerve-wracking congestion, this is an excellent novice trip.
Launching and landing at protected Riverhead or Grace Oliver Beach is usually a breeze, and if ocean swells are threatening, novices can play in Marblehead Harbor or Dolliber’s Cove, where the water is often shielded from wind and waves. Attractions: Sandy beach; island for picnicking; protected launching and landing sites; historic Old Town Marblehead."