Essex River Basin Adventures
Essex, MA 01929
Best Kayak Tour:
For paddlers, the Essex River and marshy Essex Bay make up one of the most beautiful estuary systems in New England. This veteran sea-kayak tour company offers a gentle daily excursion called the Gilligan. Kayakers head down the river of grass to the bay and explore the basin by paddling around the small islands and through the winding salt marshes.
Best Saltwater Kayaking:
The web of estuaries in Essex Marsh, an hour north of Boston on Cape Ann, leads to protected bays and the back side of Crane Beach. These tidal flats are home to thousands of littleneck clams, your entree of choice at nearby Woodman’s seafood restaurant (133 Main St.; 978-768-2559; woodmans.com) after a day of paddling. Essex River Basin Adventures offers a two-hour guided sunset tour for $44 per person. Yankee Magazine July/August 2008
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