Annisquam village is on the east side of the Annisquam River’s northern end. The northern end of the Annisquam River open to Ipswich Bay and the southern entrance is to Gloucester Harbor.  Annisquam was initially a fishing/shipbuilding town that rivaled Gloucester Harbor in the early part of the century. 

The Annisquam River was considered an important harbor of refuge for vessels traveling along the coast. The lighthouse was initially built in 1800 on Wigwam Point, the northwesterly point of Annisquam village.

Cedar Ledge/Annisquam is a one hour drive from Logan International Airport. Rental cars are available from Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Shuttle service can be arranged via North Shore Shuttle.