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Lake Massabesic

16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Manchester
Type: Bodies of Water
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I always love coming here, even when it's busy. I walk the trails at least 4 days a week. It's beautiful in the morning and it's normally quieter then too. Lots of birds, dragonflies, and other animals. Lots of people bring their dogs or go fishing here. It's a great spot to go.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lake Massabesic is a great place to just relax or eat a picnic lunch. There is no swimming allowed, but there is boating, and I love to watch the sailboats on the water. There is a large parking lot, and I will occasionally just sit in my car and eat lunch while gazing at the water. There are many trails... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Love this lake! Relatively short drive from Boston and you are there. The lake is beautiful, and hiking around the lake offers very nice views. You can relax sitting on one of the benches at the lake and seagulls come very close to you: they are not afraid of people. The trail is great for hikers and bikers, easy for... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am fortunate to frequent the Lake on a fairly regular basis. I love the views, watching the sailboats and walking the area. I definitely think it is worth the visit.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoy this local Manchester Water Works area. Lots of walking or biking trails. The Audubon Society also is located not far away in Auburn and the trails link to the lake system trails.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Since I have a small aluminum fishing boat (Sea Nymph Fishing Machine...14 1/2' ), fish this lake quite often and have caught numerous types. Of course, there is a lot of wildlife in the area: Loons, beaver, hawks, eagles as well as deer. It' a VERY scenic lake that is the drinking water for Manchester and is managed by the... More

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are great places to hike, bike and boat, but my favorite activity here is to park and enjoy the beautiful views that the lake has to offer.

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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I started my afternoon here by visiting the Massabesic Audubon Center. I then hiked the trail. The trail has many lovely views. It is a nice hike and very close to Manchester. There is no charge to visit the Audubon Center or hike the trial. I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it. I want to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lake Massabesic is a regional water supply in addition to being a pristine lake. Great place for a picnic or quiet escape. The only down side is no swimming or wading because of the water supply status. the trails around the lake are great for walking or jogging. There are a couple of local, take-out food vendors within less than... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great way to get out in nature. There are many trails-some are deep in the woods and are good for mountain biking. Other trails are great for walking, or just doing a leisurely ride on rail trails. All trails are dog friendly. Many people bring a chair and sit out to relax and enjoy the lake view.... More

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