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Lake Massabesic

16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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manchester nh
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115 reviews 115 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Located just East of Manchester there is a nice size parking area. There are picnic tables, trails to walk, hike or bike. Note what time the lot closes (usually 8pm) so you dont get locked in. You can fish and boat but dont swim, it is the water supply after all. There are some trash cans but no bathrooms so... More 

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was in Manchester for a business trip and had a morning and afternoon off. Was well worth going! BEAUTIFUL walk around the lake...even if I only made it half way. A ton of people walking alone or with their dogs. Just a perfect time of year to go. There are well beaten paths, and not so well beaten paths... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lake Massabesic is the water supply for Manchester, NH. This is a beautiful lake with clear water and excellent for fishing and kayaking. Since it is the water supply they DO NOT allow swimming or even touching the water with your hands and NO wadding. If you are caught you will be fined. From the kayak you can go very... More 

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Salt Point, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a beautiful lake! We hiked the trail that ran alongside the lake for about 2 hours with our dog. It was very nice. The only downside to the lake is that you cannot swim or wade in it because it is part of the public drinking supply. It's so beautiful, I definately wanted to take a dip!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There are so many things to do on Lake Massabesic. I have been fishing and sailing their. But our favorite thing is always hiking. We love the close location to our home (Manchester), but it feels like it is miles and miles away. We can walk for a half hour or all afternoon and never feel like we are only... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Who knew such remote serenity existed so closet to Manchester? My wife and I visited the Massabesic Audubon Center to follow their trail out to the lake. It's a bit confusing to get started but once you're on the right track it's an easy walk with great views along the way. This lake is absolutely beautiful and serene. We hope... More 

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New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This lake is a beautiful piece of nature! Fishing is great on this lake as well .. lots of wildlife ... majestic loons, ducks etc. There are absolutely gorgeous views of sunset on this lake ... makes for fantastic scenic pictures! Definitely NO SWIMMING at this lake ... as, it is a water reservoir! Worth the trip .. enjoy!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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165 reviews 165 reviews
104 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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