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Address: Gilman Park, Exeter, NH
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Park located on the edge of Exeter River and a great place for picnics,...

Park located on the edge of Exeter River and a great place for picnics, walks and fishing.

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Nice easy kayak spot

Easy in and park right at launch. One way goes to Exeter, the other way is well forested slow moving river. Total flat water paddle. A nice surprise right near downtown Exeter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
beverly b
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plaistow
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are used to come here all the time with my buddy and his dog they have lots of trails to go on and there's a Nice river to feed the ducks I would recommend coming here

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Thank Danny B
Exeter, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is more of a gateway into the Phillips Exeter Woods, there is a ball field and a cannon here but not much else. Can launch a canoe, kayak or paddle board here to go up the river, slow moving current most of the year. Some opportunity for fall foliage shots but not really a place to visit as a... More 

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Thank Chris_603_2
Exeter, New Hampshire
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72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is a tiny park but a good destination to perhaps rest after a bike ride or toss a ball around. There is a cannon in the middle of it and the Exeter river abuts it.

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Thank SusanfromSTL
Manchvegas
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105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a wonderful park to visit. Very serene. I enjoyed watching the rowers out from Exeter Academy. There are benches to sit on and birds to watch. The walkway is nice and this is a great place in the fall with many sugar maples and their beautiful leaves.

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Thank Jazzie D
plaistow
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Easy in and park right at launch. One way goes to Exeter, the other way is well forested slow moving river. Total flat water paddle. A nice surprise right near downtown Exeter . Quiet and peaceful .

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Thank beverly b
Exeter, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The basketball court, which sees little use, will likely be removed. Two cannon along edge of the Little River commemorate Exeter's role in the Revolutionary war.

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Thank DonW54
Exeter, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I launch my kayak here. Easy parking near the boat launch. I love meandering around the Exeter River. Sometimes, I don't see another boater. Nice trails along the river too, which we take the dog walking on. Wonderful resource.

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Thank C-girl J
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

It is nothing fantastic but it is pleasant. There is water, short wooded trails, bridges, benches, ample parking, basketball courts, athletic fields. It is on the backside of Phillips Exeter Academy's Athletic fields. The signs and entrance are slightly lacking and the overall size is small but it is still nice. Lot of dog walkers enjoying it. There is also... More 

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Thank DavidHD413
Exeter, New Hampshire
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great park to let your kids run around and burn off some energy after a long car ride ! Lovely setting by the river, watch the ducks, and the painted turtles sunbathing on logs. Bring your kayaks and bicycles !

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1 Thank Hilary53
Exeter, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I love it great park to go too, nice to play for the kids and stuff. I love it to go to relax and play

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