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Address: 16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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Sight-seeing, Fishing, Boating, Hiking~but no swimming

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... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
GeekMamaKara
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NH
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14 reviews
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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.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Bruce603
Japan
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214 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
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.

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3 Thank KlapauciusJapan
Concord, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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3 Thank KevinJKayak
Worcester
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412 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
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 

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3 Thank WorcesterMoray
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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3 Thank leenyd
Levittown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Headed over here to just was wander around and enjoy the view. Saw many birds around. Only wish there were a couple more picnic tables

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1 Thank Jackie W
western mass
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented a tandem kayak for "kayaking under stars" and it was awesome! We got to see the sun set on the lake (which was just breathtaking) and then kayaked around until the stars came out. We started around 7:20pm and called it a night around 10 (but could have stayed out until 11). We totally enjoyed... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I go for walks around this lake every other day. There are multiple trails good for walking and biking. This lake is big with multiple small island, perfect for kayaking, boating and fishing.

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3 Thank Galina82
Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you work in Manchester, it is a great place to enjoy a quiet lunch during a busy workday. Clean with lots of parking. On weekends, go for a bike ride or hike.

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