Gliding Quietly Through the Wetlands in Ipswich, Massachusetts
You paddle and then sit back, your canoe quietly gliding forward. Listen to all that silence, fabulous and soul-stirring. Dip your paddle again and wonder if the Agawam Indians who once lived here did it this way. The Ipswich river, navigable for almost 30 miles is just the place to ponder such thoughts. Unhurried and unspoiled, it's a wonderful place to give your spirit a much needed pick me up. There are a couple species of fish (both rainbow and brown trout are found here in abundance) and with an Audubon wildlife sanctuary and two state parks bordering the river, hundreds of species of birds. Rent your canoe at Foote Brothers, they've been doing it for over 50 years and are experienced guides who can give you tips for a great trip. The soul-stirring moments are entirely up to you.