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Lake Massabesic

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Address: 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH

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Beautiful Place to Relax or Long Walks

Beautiful Lake Massabesic. You can enjoy the nature trails that are located all around the lake or have a picnic. There are many beautiful spots to enjoy. We like hiking to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Lake Massabesic. You can enjoy the nature trails that are located all around the lake or have a picnic. There are many beautiful spots to enjoy. We like hiking to batterypoint and enjoying the views of the lake.

Thank TwoAzMom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really doesn't matter the season...Massabesic is always a gorgeous place to get away and enjoy nature. The trails are easy and have beautiful views. Walking dogs is a joy, most people do keep them leashed. People are friendly. You can kayak to areas with no big boats. The only drawback is that it's a water supply, so no swimming.... More 

Thank Melissa A
Palmyra, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sad to say that the water was so clear you could see what people threw in the lake but you also could see fish and enjoy the quite tranquil atmosphere. We would take a picnic lunch and just enjoy the day.

Thank Ann L F
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A beautiful place and a great place close by to wander with nature. There are numerous trails and they are well blazed. Another pleasant thing is there is not much litter.

Thank johnm01453
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A beautiful, protected waters that is the water supply for the local town, Manchester, so no swimming or wading in the water here, but if you have a boat, you can float around on a gorgeous lake all day. There is a lovely waking trail, picnic benches, and an awesome way to while away the time.

Thank GeekMamaKara
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I've been here several times and always enjoy it. From kayaking on the lake to walking the trails it a relaxing place, well maintained and you always felt safe.

Thank Bruce603
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a nice walk with the dog through the woods and by the lake. Some beautiful scenery, and saw various birds and a red squirrel. Nice and quiet on the day.

3 Thank KlapauciusJapan
Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice paths around lake front, and a nice walk to the Audubon Osprey Center. It's okay for kayaking, I say just okay due to some on power/fishing boats don't pay too much attention to other boaters or speed limits. I've almost been run over several times. Also be aware it is the water supply to Manchester and you are required... More 

3 Thank KevinJKayak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A nice lake to walk around, admire views and bird watch. A number of different waterbirds around and many woodland species. a lot of paths through the woods to follow and very quiet on day we visited. Lake was a lot lower than on previous visit with a lot of beach now available - a sign of hot, dry summer... More 

3 Thank WorcesterMoray
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Close to home, with great water access, makes this my favorite kayaking site. There are actually several places you can put in, depending what type of boat you have, so you can see all of the lake in a kayak. Except of course the Manchester Water Works area as this is prohibited. Unfortunately, you also can not swim here, or... More 

3 Thank leenyd

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