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Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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89 Depot Rd, Stratham, NH 03885-2127
+1 603-778-0015
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The bay watch

The walk was pleasant and not too tiring--the bay was alive with osprey and we saw horseshoe crabs... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Henry M
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER

First visit. An interesting walk through the hedge of the Great Bay Estuary, the largest estuary in... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
jack M
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New York City, New York
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89 Depot Rd, Stratham, NH 03885-2127
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The walk was pleasant and not too tiring--the bay was alive with osprey and we saw horseshoe crabs mating. A great free take in the seacoast of NH

Thank Henry M
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

First visit. An interesting walk through the hedge of the Great Bay Estuary, the largest estuary in New England. Nothing much to see really except brush. No animals and "Indian camp" was just a Wigwam and a stone fireplace. No explanations. Except for the newere...More

Thank jack M
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is called the Great Bay Discovery Center on Google maps. There's a short boardwalk and a trail that goes into a marsh area. Our visit included seeing a large amount of horseshoe crabs mating along the shore. Definitely worth another visit.

1  Thank Stewart T
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Great Bay Estuarine Center is a monument to the wonders of the Great Bay and east coast salt marshes in general. Though small and unpretentious it offers charming insights into Native American and colonial life along the Great Bay, boardwalk tours, and welcoming docents....More

1  Thank Kalonymos
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

A great place to learn about Great Bay and the marshes, the walking trails are well marked with information and the displays in the Center are very kid friendly.

1  Thank KaTe2
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a perfect day at the Discovery Center. The friendly staff take time to answer questions. The new walkway is impressive. Dress warmly. The breeze off the bay can be quite chilly at times!

1  Thank phyllisd762
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very kewl spot with hikes and lots of kewl things. I will post pics so u can see. Did a few different trails. Great for kids and adults.

1  Thank Dibird50
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Science-based events and exhibits for the Great Bay Estuary, itself a hidden gem of the New Hampshire seacoast area. Good for kids and adults alike with many hands-on activities and just plain fun. Information on the status of Great Bay and the science currently being...More

1  Thank simplegifts2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses over 10,000 acres. Most of it is water and wetlands that includes Great Bay and Little Bay. The reserve begins at the General Sullivan Bridge on Dover Point and extends through to Stratham. Public access by land...More

3  Thank Maurene_K
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On the day we went the center itself was not open so we could not get much info on the area. They have about a half mile of trails, some of which go to the bay. The area is pretty and quiet. Looks like there...More

1  Thank Bden99
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