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Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-610-5510
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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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Very pleasant sight seeing

Great fun wandering along the Portsmouth harbor. I walked over the bridge to Badger's Island, Maine and then watched them elevate the roadway to make room for a ship passing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
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Killingworth, CT
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Killingworth, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Great fun wandering along the Portsmouth harbor. I walked over the bridge to Badger's Island, Maine and then watched them elevate the roadway to make room for a ship passing underneath. The scenery and architecture are interesting and worth an hour or two.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We had just finished the gardens nearby and decided to walk along part of the waterfront. It wasn't crowded and tide was out. Saw the lift bridge in action and nice to see the tugs and boats of all sizes moored beside the docks. The area was very clean and view was great into the NH side. Lots of seating... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Went today to check out the Portsmouth Harbor and it was lovely! Not crowded on a Wednesday night!! I also found garage parking located 6 minutes walking distace to the Harbor for ONLY $1.25 USD an hour! There was a band playing right by the harbor and people brought their lounge chairs and sat nearby the calming water! Nearby there... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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