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Lake Massabesic

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Address: 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH
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quit walk with my hubby

If you haven't been just wait a little longer come fall the view is breathtaking. I love going at night when all the families are out fishing. Watching all the sail boats come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Derry, New Hampshire
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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you haven't been just wait a little longer come fall the view is breathtaking. I love going at night when all the families are out fishing. Watching all the sail boats come and go is beautiful. There are trails all around the lake to hike and you can sign up for bird watching with the Audubon there right down... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful scenery, great paths to walk or bike on and in the winter there is snow mobile trails. Many paths which are tranquil and rarely used. Great place to walk your dogs or just hike in to have a picnic by the lake. The one draw back, you are not, nor is your dog, allowed in the water since it... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you are into outdoor activities this is a great spot to go. There are miles of trails. There are spots to launch your boat or kayak. The fishing is great with a nice variety of species. The only negative I see is that there are no bathrooms at the launch sites.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What more can you ask for? Most populous city in the state with a lake that has everything! Fishing? Check, Wildlife (Beaver, Salamanders, Otter, Muskrat, Fox)? Check, Birds (Osprey) ? Check. Walking trails year round from short to very long? Check. This is a gem in the city, a place to have fun, take the family, take kids to learn... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take a look at Lake Massabesic on Google Earth. It is remarkably close to Manchester for such a pristine and minimally developed body of water. Boating and fishing is allowed but not swimming as it is a reservoir. If you could swim there it would rate Excellent. Do carry a chart as there are some significant rock hazards. The bass... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You know, we thought this was going to be a good stop before the Fisher Cats ( which we highly recommend).The parking area across from Youngville Fields was packed. Noisy motorcycles, lots of trash, and clearly neglected porta pottys. Such a shame.While it is a piece of water and a place to put out a chair and sit, you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a drinking water supply area so no swimming is allowed however you can boat and fish. We took a nice long hike around the lake. The trails are clearly marked. It's a very popular spot. There are lots of people and dogs on leashes.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We've been going here for years. Have taken our kids here since they were little to walk on the trails, fish, or just relax and have a picnic. Taken plenty of nature walks with the kids to explore the outdoors that is close to the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Pristine!! A variety of terrain for all to enjoy. Manchester government doesn't get a whole lot right usually but I will say that they have done an excellent job of keeping our resavoir and the land around it protected.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

a nice place to meditate, watch the ducks and the loons, i even saw an eagle swoop down and nab a fish. For more excitement you can walk, run, and bike on convenient trails. also picnic tables and an ice cream stand around the corner

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