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Ahern State Park

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Out of the way retreat

Plenty of trails...beach and waterfront...but not one of the states better parks...a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
It does the trick, but Waukewan is better!

Ahern is a quirky property that was once used as a residential facility, and now has lots of trails... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
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  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Out of the way retreat”
Jul 29, 2018
“Not up to the level previous reviewers gave it”
This 128 acre park is located along Lake Winnisquam.
Route 106, Laconia, NH 03246
+1 603-436-1552
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of trails...beach and waterfront...but not one of the states better parks...a little neglected

Thank John G
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Trails were poorly marked. Better to hike at Lockes Hill in Gilford. Several reviewers talked about the beach being secluded but word must have gotten out, because there were about 30 people at the beach when we went, plus what appeared to be a scuba...More

3  Thank MikeEcsedy
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Ahern is a quirky property that was once used as a residential facility, and now has lots of trails and a pond. Great for dogs and for exercise. Its near our Summer home, so it's a convenient option for dog walks. For a change recently...More

Thank Jessg3
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

What a great find! Quiet, out of the way, peaceful and scenic. The road is rough like other reviewers have said but not that bad - and the bad part from the road to the gate is only 1/4 mi - your car will survive...More

Thank GFish4
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Kind of secluded park at the end of a bumpy dirt road that needs attention. Very little parking avail able at the end of the road. There is no changing area and the porta-potty was filthy. The park is definitely not being taken care of....More

Thank prestonlaw
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This is the best State Park if you want to relax as you look over Lake Winnipesaukee, the mountain views, or just walk, bike, or boat. The are well marked trails of all abilities for all ages throughout the park. A must on your bucket...More

Thank thomasselling
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Having the luxury of being within one mile of this wonderful park all year round, I have come to really love it no matter what time of year I go there to enjoy. You can go there to walk, run, bike, swim, relax, or just...More

1  Thank thomasselling
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We go here a few times every summer. It's usually very quiet. We have had the beach to ourselves many times, while at other times the most people we would see is 4-6. It stays pretty clean, I've seen workers there cleaning and bagging up....More

1  Thank dsou2474
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Small and not crowded. Free! Dog friendly. Easy hiking trails. Breath taking views of the lake. Sandy beach area.

1  Thank Teresa T
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Get here early, shady, kids can use floats, you can bring your pet... Great to pack a picnic and spent the day. Better than Opeechee

Thank Reneembm
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