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Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-610-5510
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Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the...
A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the Portsmouth area.
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Cool Breezes

We wanted to be outside and walking somewhere appealing. We stopped at the information booth and got very helpful directIons and a lunch recommendation. We drove to Peirce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We wanted to be outside and walking somewhere appealing. We stopped at the information booth and got very helpful directIons and a lunch recommendation. We drove to Peirce Island where we found free parking and a lovely path to walk around the edge of the island along the water. We didn't take the winding trail away from the water. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our tour lasted for about 1 1/4 hours. Took us out to the beginning of the shoals and narrated throughout with interesting history and anecdotes of fun tidbits.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Portsmouth is such a nice New England town! The trail is basically a nice relaxing walk with pretty harbor views and a close look of the draw bridge. We had seen this bridge so many times on the way to Maine and now took a close look. Old mansions, many nice restaurants and ice cream shops make the walk even... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Leisure walks through lovely old neighborhoods, hidden gems of parks and historical markers along the way. Wear comfortable shoes, as the brick walkways are not level!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Portsmouth is never the same city you've seen before. Whether you go their daily or once a year on your way to Maine, each visit will be unique. The Harbor Trail can be peaceful, fascinating, and very relaxing. It can also be crowded and difficult to follow, if you're there on a busy, tourist-y day. Expect some narrow sidewalks with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Maine and had a very pleasant experience taking in the sights. Very good seafood places and shops galore.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went up to spend a gorgeous spring day and it was a huge disappointment. The websites make it sound as if the walk is something easily done and a nice way to spend time. Abbreviated trails and hard to find areas, I wasn't impressed. I wouldn't recommend this attraction.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Portsmouth is a nice place to visit. Lot's of scenery, architecture, and good restaurants. I recommend taking a walk and a drive along the harbor road. Then stop at the old historic fort Fort Constitution. From the shoreline you can see the old Portsmouth Navy Prison, an old gothic castle like structure.

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Birmingham, UK
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a great activity to do, especially if you can go on the guided walking tour which meets on select days of the week and starts from the tourist information booth outside Breaking Grounds coffee house in Market Square. My husband and I were fortunate to do this tour with Connie, a very knowledgable tour guide who has been... More 

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Folsom, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Portsmouth. I really love taking these walking tours because you feel like you get insight into the region from a local perspective. First, I need to tell you it was raining but it didn'tr dampen anyones enthusiasm, the guide or the eight participants. It was a very interesting... More 

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