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Gem in the city!

Lake Massabesic is a wonderful lake for activities, but also great to sit by. There are some trails... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer D
Manchester, New Hampshire
Nice lake

I went kayaking with a group on Lake Massabesic for about 2 and 1/2 hours. It was pretty and nice... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
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16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Massabesic is a wonderful lake for activities, but also great to sit by. There are some trails that are easy and fun. A great picnic area, and the Audubon Society is right up the road!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I went kayaking with a group on Lake Massabesic for about 2 and 1/2 hours. It was pretty and nice and clean looking. There weren't many boats, mostly kayaks on the water. We did see one loon and I was told that there's also a...More

Thank Capecorallady
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you are looking to do something uniquely different in Manchester, NH: Head to Lake Massabesic after calling Mike at Massabesic Canoe and Kayak (114 Raymond Rd., Auburn, NH) to reserve your vessel of choice. We had never been canoeing before but ended up spending...More

2  Thank Ahabdahuisman
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Visited s driving past to give dog a walk. Quiet day, plenty of parking and nice to stroll and look out across the lake.

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great daytime getaway for the kids! Shoreline fishing is permitted. Picnic tables and barbecue area. Many portable toilets also available. Excellent views of the lake. Great for apartment dwellers with no yard! Tons of free parking.

3  Thank Gary S
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We live very close to this place. So we are able to stop by often. Even though you can not swim here at all it is still entertaining. They have sailboat races in the spring, summer, and fall. The trails are wide and dog friendly....More

Thank Destination802690
Reviewed January 7, 2018

I visited Lake Massabesic from the NH Audubon Center. Despite not being able to swim here it was so relaxing and a unique experience. Choose a nice day to visit and just relax by the water. Binoculars can be useful, too. Beware of snakes. I...More

Thank Amelia O
Reviewed December 9, 2017

The lake has been a focal point for generations, whether you explore it by small boat or just go for a picnic with the family. A good place to unwind in the early morning at sunrise or late evening at sunset.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed December 8, 2017

A favorite place for me to go to collect my thoughts, watch for eagles and other birds and watch sailboats when they're out. I have to say that posted hours are 8AM-8PM and there have been quite a few mornings where DPW has not arrived...More

Thank PleinAirGal
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Beautiful trails for hiking, snowshoeing, & mountain biking. Lots of beautiful views of the lake. A peaceful way to enjoy nature. Sunsets over the lake are serene.

Thank Michael M
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Scott S
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Scott: There are at least 2 boat ramps that I know of.Both are located in Auburn at opposite sides of the lake.( Rattlesnake Island) just over the bridge about 1-2 miles from the rotary in Manchester near the main entry to... More
March 13, 2016|
Response from robcar603 | Reviewed this property |
That is a good idea, I had bought a pair of wading boots to get my boats in/out of the water and getting into/out of the boots in the boat was one serious exercise that in the 2 man kayak, risked capsizing and in the 1 man... More