Join The Trustees of Reservations for a journey unlike any other in honor of Trails & Sails 2018! Explore the bed of a salt marsh creek at low tide on this guided walk out of Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. One of the few sand-bottom creeks in Essex County, this broad and meandering waterway cuts a perfect footpath through the Great Marsh on its way to Ipswich Bay.
With ospreys wheeling overhead, striped bass brushing against your ankles, and clams squirting with every step, this is an extraordinary walking experience. This program is perfect for children and adults looking to get their feet wet.
- The bottom of the creek is mostly sand, but we will likely encounter sections of knee high water, and stretches of mud along the edges of the creek bed.
- Many people choose to wear bathing suits, though shorts or capris also work well.
- We suggest going barefoot in the creek itself, but you will need a pair of old shoes for the walk out and back from the parking area.
- Whatever you decide, please dress to get wet and a little dirty.