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Ahern State Park

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Address: Route 106, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone Number: (603) 436-1552

This 128 acre park is located along Lake Winnisquam.

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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2016
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Francestown, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Teresa T
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4 of 5 stars 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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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Its pet friendly and its beautiful a hidden gem in laconia truly is...you can also see wild animals deer, eagles nesting and tons of beautiful birds.

Thank Carlos C
boston area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We ended up at Ahern because we were staying on Weirs beach and it was closed due to high bacteria counts. The lifeguard suggested we check out Ahern and Ellacoya, which we did over the course of two days. Ahern initially was disappointing. You actually turn down a road that houses a giant prison. Not the best way to get... More 

2 Thank metrowestmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Its close to everything yet you feel so far away in the winter its a great place to go snowmobiling and ice fishing in the summer great trails. we take out three dogs for walks all the time great place. cant say enough good things

1 Thank Carlos C
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

The kids love this park because although it is a state park there is no life guard on duty so they can bring all their favorite floats and water toys. It's also pet friendly with walking trails the dogs love and then they can take a dip in the lake! It is on the small side as far as the... More 

2 Thank Kelly O
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Travelled here with my family and we all had a great time. Very nice place to spend a lot of time and have a lot of fun, nice for picnics and just spending time walking around, don't pass this place up.

1 Thank TravelPro59
Manchester, New Hampshire
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited this park in November to check it as a possible place to kayak, walk along the lake, and just enjoy the summer once it comes around. From what I've read of previous reviews and now factoring in my own time there, I can see why it has remained "off the beaten path" and not as popular as other... More 

2 Thank chiefwahoo1989
Sandwich, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The road in is in really bad shape, and there are not clear directions as to where the beach is located. When we finally found it, all you could smell was the horrible odor coming from the port-a-potty. There was trash everywhere. The beach is very isolated, and there was a guy sitting in a pick up truck doing something... More 

2 Thank mello11
Bristol, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

if you like mountain biking and want something close to laconia, then Ahern is the place to go. not a terribly large course but what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. there are a lot of nonfunctioning old wooded jumps along the trails but the trails them selves are beautifully cut single track with twists/turns small... More 

1 Thank JoshNRachel

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