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Lake Massabesic

16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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My Favorite Lake in NH

Anytime I want to get away I go visit this lake. It is always sure to please me with sightings of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenna N
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Beautiful any time of day

Being city residents, my family and I love to come here to visit and get away from all the hustle... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire
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“water supply” (21 reviews)
“rail trail” (4 reviews)
16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anytime I want to get away I go visit this lake. It is always sure to please me with sightings of birds like cranes or loons. It is so peaceful at times. Fun to hike through the woods around it. Great place to watch the...More

Thank Glenna N
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Being city residents, my family and I love to come here to visit and get away from all the hustle and bustle. You can fish, kayak and picnic. There is also a rail trail and fire roads to walk on. If you enjoy geocaching, there...More

Thank mcleodmahon
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a beautiful lake that one can access from many different locations. Being that it is the Manchester water supply, swimming is off limits. However, one can fish, kayak & sail.. I personally love to walk the local trails that lead out to the...More

Thank hjbjd
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Best to have your own Kayak during good weather. No real solid centre of activity so the rentals are a little hit or miss and are priced accordingly. All in all just bring your own and it's a flawless experience.

Thank trackingscreen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lake Massabesic is the drinking water source for the City of Manchester and several surrounding communities. A resaful park with picnic tables on the shore of the Lake just off the Massabecic traffic circle. Just down the road Southerly you will find hiking trails for...More

Thank govbanker
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lake Massabesic is a great place to boat (mostly sailboats, kayaks or canoes), an adequate place to fish and a great place to hike around. Two issues, though: 1. Massabesic is the city water supply, and no part of your body is allowed to touch...More

1  Thank ddantos
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have lived around this lake most of my life. The fishing and small boating is great. Please keep in mind the NH Fish and game actively patrol the water for people fishing without a license, boating recklessly and swimming or wading in the water....More

Thank baronem159
Reviewed 11 May 2017

this walking path is not paved and has some areas that are difficult for walking after a rain terrain gets muddy. scenery is beautiful lake can be seen from almost everywhere

Thank jbonenfant76
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a must for those who like to kayak around a lake. The tranquil atmosphere is all you need for an enjoyable day.

Thank simple93
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice place to casually fish, hike and/or Kayak. Even picnic. The location is easy to get in and out of. Good place to visit when the weather is good.

Thank Frank D
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14 March 2016|
Response from robcar603 | Reviewed this property |
That is a good idea, I had bought a pair of wading boots to get my boats in/out of the water and getting into/out of the boots in the boat was one serious exercise that in the 2 man kayak, risked capsizing and in the 1 man... More