Best Saltwater KayakingThe 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.
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