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Address: 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Manchester, NH
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My lifetime Manchester Oasis...

Since I was a boy riding my bike here, Massabesic Lake has been my favorite sanctuary in this growing city. Located on the far east side, it has many winding trails, a little park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Since I was a boy riding my bike here, Massabesic Lake has been my favorite sanctuary in this growing city. Located on the far east side, it has many winding trails, a little park area, & beautiful scenic views. You can take a walk & almost feel lost, & explore little coastline alcoves to sit & relax while looking over... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lake Massabesic is actually Manchester's drinking water supply, so there's no swimming allowed, but that doesn't matter, because that isn't the purpose of visiting this wonderful site. You really should come prepared to hike or run for few miles in some beautiful woods in NH in the spring, summer, and fall. Now, let's not forget about the winter, which I... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We often hike the trail that goes from Lake Massabesic to Auburn and beyond. It's a wonderful trail. In winter you can snowshoe, and that's just as good as a hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

we loved to fish here..great picnic area also..just a great place to relax..nice walking trail and the most beautiful sun sets can be seen here

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful scenic lake with trails that literally go for miles. Great for family walk/run/biking and my dog loves the side trails. This is not a lake to go to for swimming because it is the city's water source and there is a fine if you decide to go in. If you're lucky you can catch a glimpse of some deer,... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place to walk the dog. Sit along the shore and watch the sailboats. Nice afternoon! A trail runs all along the shoreline.

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Central NH
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a time-honoured tradition. In fact, the old Goldenrod's (I recommend the fried cauliflower with no butter and extra lemon and a side order of the best onion rings in the world) used to have an option at the bottom of yoru order ticket that said simply, "Lake," in addition to the here or to go options. That meant... More 

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manchester nh
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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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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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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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