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Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Address: 89 Depot Rd, Stratham, NH 03885-2127
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+1 603-778-0015
10:00 - 16:00
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A place to find quiet peace

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... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
White River Junction, Vermont
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White River Junction, Vermont
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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. Jennifer was a special delight in her explanations of place and history.

Thank Kalonymos
Exeter, New Hampshire
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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.

Thank KaTe2
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank phyllisd762
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dibird50
Lee, New Hampshire
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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 conducted there, with trained guides/docents to help you maximize your intake.

Thank simplegifts2016
Dover, New Hampshire
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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 is at several places including the Evelyn Browne Trail at Adams Point in Durham, the... More 

2 Thank Maurene_K
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 is potential for additional trails which would be nice.

Thank Bden99
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have taken friends there to country ski and my dog and I go there weekly for walks. There are well marked trails and different paths to take. You may see many swans.

Thank Gerry B
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The kids will really enjoy this, they can safely scamper off, ahead of their parents' and see the river, woodland and indian Teepee campground. The board walk is safe and railed- in, if you are lucky, you may see a moose, lots of birds and squirrels, chipmunks and deer.

Thank Hilary53
Dracut, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

I visited the Discovery Center with my 13 yo grandson. While I believe the displays in the exhibit hall could use a bit more pizazz, the good news is it is all free. The place is a little off the beaten track, but worth the trip. There are some neat lashed wood structures outside. Inside the main building there are... More 

1 Thank Miike L

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