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Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-610-5510
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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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A great stroll by the water

This is a beautiful walk to take in any kind of weather (except in a blizzard, a torrential rainstorm, or a very cold, windy day). The views of the bridge and the Kittery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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355 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful walk to take in any kind of weather (except in a blizzard, a torrential rainstorm, or a very cold, windy day). The views of the bridge and the Kittery coastline are wonderful, Prescott Park is great, there are picnic tables and benches to rest, and there are some nice little beach and wood trails.

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Thank NHjojo
Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We found the trail by accident. You can download the pdf onto your phone and follow it. You get to see all the areas of Portsmouth. A must do is you visit Portsmouth.

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1 Thank KimLoizzi
Sydney, Australia
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397 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Portsmouth Harbour is one of the two most important naval bases for the British fleet, the other (in historic times) being Plymouth. A csuise from the Historic Portsmouth Naval Dockyard is revealing. Prior ro scrapping or sale to foreign navies, some of Britain's most iconic warships are home ported here.

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Thank donbergomi
Mesa, Arizona
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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4 Thank sanpregent
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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1 Thank pepmiller
Boston, Massachusetts
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426 reviews
304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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2 Thank Noraatc
Amherst, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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2 Thank Fitzy0813
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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3 Thank emacintosh2014
Fairfax, Virginia
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273 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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Thank John P
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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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