Cape Ann is a paddling wonderland. Rocks and surf abound, with many destination paddles thrown in. Home to the Blackburn Challenge, an annual human powered craft race that circumnavigates the Cape.
Portsmouth is an amazing place to paddle with the challenging Piscataqua river, the rocks and marshes of Gerrish Island and the surf of New Hampshire all within striking distance. Venture out to the Isle of Shoals for an exciting time in the right conditions.
Essex Bay offer some of the most picturesque paddling in the area including the Rowley and Parker rivers, and Plum Island. A stiff northeast wind will transform the area from tranquil to spicy for those looking for a bit of fun.