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Lake Massabesic

16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Bodies of Water
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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hooksett
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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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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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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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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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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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