South Cove

South Cove is an environmentally significant, 135-acre, shallow-water estuary in Essex Harbor with its own island. Thatchbed Island is a 27-acre brackish, vegetated wetland on the Connecticut River separating Middle Cove and South Cove. Although there is no public access to the island, the cove is popular with paddlers. Look for the two osprey platforms located there.

 

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