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Address: Island Road, Essex, MA 01929

Enjoy an easy ascent to a coastal hilltop that rewards you with panoramic...

Enjoy an easy ascent to a coastal hilltop that rewards you with panoramic views of Crane Beach and the Essex River estuary

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Easy walk and a nice view

A short easy walk to a nice view. Could be good for birds, but we went in the middle of the day. Great overlook of the saltmarshes.

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A short easy walk to a nice view. Could be good for birds, but we went in the middle of the day. Great overlook of the saltmarshes.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This Trustees of Reservations property has a loop trail up a hill to the remnants of a stone tower and a wonderful vista across the salt marshes toward Crane Beach and Ipswich Bay. You can park along Island Road, just off Route 133, and take a quick hike, or you can linger and enjoy the scenery as the sun and... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Just off of rt 133 on island road. Parking for 5 to 6 cars along road. No Parking Lot. Simple 6 minute hike up dirt road to view North East across estuary to ocean in distance. Grassy area for a picnic. Not other hiking or anything else.

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

5-10 minute trail walk up a steep hill to a wonderful panoramic view of Ipswich Bay. Right off Rte. 133 in Essex and worth stretching your legs if you are traveling by. There is parking for a few cars at the bottom. Our elementary school age kids could make the climb (takes longer with them) and enjoy a picnic or... More 

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North Shore, MA
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

​The pay-off for the somewhat steep but very short climb up Whites Hill at the Stavros Reservation in Essex is a long, sweeping view of Crane Beach, Castle Hill, and the coastline beyond. It takes us about five minutes to go up the wide, well-maintained main trail. On our most recent visit on a lovely, crisp, fall weekend, we were... More 

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