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Pawtuckaway State Park

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Address: Nottingham, NH
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+1 603-895-3031
08:00 - 19:00
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Group hike in November 2016

I belong to a hiking group that hikes every other Monday, October thru April. I've been hiking for 5 years with this group. I find it energizing, physically & mentally as well as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We wanted to get out and hike one Sunday afternoon before the first snowfall and the month's Full Mooh was said to be extraordinary the weekend we hiled South Mountain.. Pawtuckaway was nearby, had a number of trails to get to the summit of South Mountain; and the moon was scheduled to rise just after sunset. Kit and I along... More 

Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love walking our dogs here! Lots of fun trails or just walk "the road." Have heard that the campground is one of the best in NH as well.

Thank Lori F
Lowell, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a beautiful park. My first visit wont be my last. Covered only 5.5 miles because my dog is old but really looking forward to covering more ground in the coming months and years. Great day. Bring a backpack for snacks and drinks and a compass just in case; it's a vast area.

1 Thank sl0runnr
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Super for camping of all types. Beautiful scenery.very popular and easy to locate. Has a great reputation for family camping

Thank Leo M
New Haven, Connecticut
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We really wanted to go camping in the fall, and Pawtuckaway is one of the few places in New England that are open late (we camped in early October). We drove up from Connecticut and were so, so happy with our choice. When we arrived, the main center checked us in - we had online reservations for a specific site,... More 

Thank Cjackiw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A hidden secret in the area for its beauty and relaxing atmosphere. It is great for all kinds of campinf. One will ot be disappointed.It is for Summer and Fall camping.

Thank Leo M
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I belong to a hiking group that hikes every other Monday, October thru April. I've been hiking for 5 years with this group. I find it energizing, physically & mentally as well as the social interaction is awesome. Two weeks ago we hiked the loop between North & South mountain a total of 6 miles. The trail is moderate in... More 

1 Thank PAUL C
falmouth, maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

so i am not an outdoorsman but have hiked the Lake District in England and several tramps in NZ....this was beautiful. My only complaint and this was echoed by the more experienced people I was with was that the trails were poorly marked. Weren't sure where we were going; often lost blazes; some blazes seemed to change in the middle... More 

1 Thank chimayred
Patterson, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem Enjoyed only day trip but would of stayed in the camp for a week Clean organized and close to nature Reasonable day rate Clean bathrooms and nice park headquarters shop with curios and supplies

Thank Sam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Incredible hiking experiences in these woodlands, ... Hugh boulders and exceptional rock formations throughout the park.Glacial erratic 30-40 feet in height, if you like to boulder or just watch others, this is the mecca for it. "Warning, spring time the black flies and other hungry insects are vicious."

Thank Christy B

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