Odiorne Point State Park
Odiorne Point State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • lljjbb
    Worcester, Massachusetts414 contributions
    Something for everyone
    This low key state park has something for everyone. Bring your kayak or tube to float in the water. Bring your beach chair and take a short walk to several different rock beach areas. Water very clean. 3 mile loop hiking trail is mostly paved and some through the woods. Mostly along ocean. Playground and picnic tables and even a small science center. Great spot to explore or relax.
    Written July 18, 2022
  • Roving717012
    Northborough, Massachusetts5 contributions
    Great fishing, but poor beach management
    Took my grand kids and other family members here several times this summer. We booked on parking online as requested and paid our fees. No problems. Easy check-in and great fishing along the sandy beach. We arrived early in the mornings and staked out our picnic area and started to fish. By 2PM, boaters started to arrive at the beach and basically took over areas of the beach. Now mind you, they didn't pay and there are no dogs allowed, but they brought them ashore anyway. One of the dogs started chasing my grandson! The boaters pulled up within 4 ft of me. At the end of the afternoon, there was 8 boats, 4 dogs and about 20 adults...all from the boaters. Rude and did not not care if they went over your fishing line. There is no policing of the beach! So be ware of the village idiots that come a shore!
    Written October 10, 2020
  • CTMans
    Ridgefield, Connecticut1,376 contributions
    Nice Hike
    Very nice park. Visited in October. Science Center was closed but we were not intending to go anyway. $4 per person to enter, plenty of free parking. Playground for children was closed - unclear why. Many trails for hiking, level terrain mostly at or near ocean's edge. A few historical markers explain some history.
    Written October 29, 2021
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JessieB112277
New Paltz, NY99 contributions
Nov 2020
This was a last minute decision to check out this park and so we were a bit limited on daylight. The map we had was not very good, and the trails are not really marked at all. But it is beautiful, there are sections along the rocky shore with tons of gorgeous rocks and shells. The pathways (not along the shore) are easy and wide, good place to bring kids, especially once the learning center is reopened. There is a playground which I also believe is currently off limits due to Covid.
Written December 1, 2020
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Oven-Boy
Dover, NH37 contributions
May 2021
Park was once a family resort, taken over by the government during WWII. You can see the rails from the big artillery weapons that were there. You can walk/bike through the wooded section and see the stone wall with the fountain. Walk more and see the site where people landed in the early days.
Great place to start a bike ride down 1a to Hampton Beach.
Written May 20, 2021
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William L
Sandown, NH1,025 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Visit at low tide. Bring good shoes or sandals. Rocks are numerous. Try and find prettified wood in tide pools. Lots of crab and mussels to find as well
Written June 27, 2021
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH10,220 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Besides being very scenic, Ordione Point State Park is a park with many different habitats that include tide pools, rocky shore, a pebble beach, fresh water marsh, salt marsh, dense forest, open fields, a fresh water system that includes a man-made pond, plus a small sand dune environment. There are also remnants of gardens dating from the pre-WW II era and remains of a military installation from WW II.

The Seacoast Science Center lies within park boundaries. There are separate entry fees for each.

Youngsters gravitate more toward the park's tide pools of the Sunken Forest.

There are paved bicycle and walking paths, picnic tables, and benches along the oceanfront. At the far end of the park is a boat launch.

On my most-recent visit, I went to the Seacoast Science Center first. The exhibits were greatly improved since my previous visit four years earlier. Then, I enjoyed the oceanfront from the benches out back. I finished my visit with exploring the remnants of Battery 204 which was part of this park during WW II when the park was Fort Dearborn during WW II. It was still in decent condition.

This state park has a lot to offer. A family can make a day of it by visiting the Seacoast Science Center, having a picnic, and then have another activity such as a nature walk or visit to the tide pools.

I recommend this attraction for all ages. There’s something for everyone.

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Written August 29, 2016
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CMLSunshine
Portsmouth, NH35 contributions
Aug 2018
This park is amazing, it has everything - playgrounds, different ocean access, rocks, walking paths - there are so many things to do! Lots of people grill their dinners near the picnic tables-we have brought picnics. And there are little alcoves and spots in the trees that you can plant your family! Last week my 13 year old and I biked through Odiorne State park and had a great adventure. Next time we are bringing fishing rods!
Written August 7, 2018
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NHjo
Saco, ME7,170 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Nice woodsy and coastal walking trails, gorgeous water views, lots of birds, picnic tables and grassy spots to put a blanket, pebbly beaches, an old fort, and a nearby science center. You can spend a few hours or a day.
Written May 11, 2018
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mmbcde
Derry, NH252 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Odiorne Point is a beautiful set of trails, beaches, and rocky shores that are covered with veins of basalt (black ore) that you can see traversing the shoreline. This is a wonderous place to walk that feels apart from the normal Hampton-type beaches and more like something from another world. The trails are peaceful and serene, and the water crashes upon the rocks and shore like something from time immemorial. I recommend visiting Ordiorne a few times to see all the wonderful bits of it.
Written November 12, 2018
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ITProjectManager
ITProjectManager32 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
I have walked the woods, swam at the beaches, climbed over the remains of the gun emplacements. I have cross country skied, picnicked, and biked the trails. Taken the kids to the playground, and attended concerts here. The Science Center has a nominal entrance fee and still they want to go back. The, touch tank is always a hit. Rain or shine there is always something to do, see or explor
Written December 22, 2017
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travellinlight21
Hartford, CT98 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We were in the area for the weekend and brought our kayaks. Despite the fact that there is water everywhere, we had a tough time finding a place to tip in. There is a small boat launch here and we just hopped in and paddled around for a few hours. There were some motor boats and jet skis, but they tend to stick to the more open waters whereas we went upstream. We saw a heron and some other birds, the river flows through a golf course so it's pretty tranquil. I can't attest to the park's other facilities, but this is a nice place for a short, calm paddle.
Written August 23, 2013
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Labella25
Greenville, SC42 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
The park in and of itself was not bad, with some lovely views. We actually went to visit the Seacoast Science Center which is in the park. The brochures and their web-site do not give that information, therefore when we arrived we had to pay to enter the park, $4 for each person in the car. Then we had to pay to get into the Seacoast Science Center. What a huge disappointment. The place is small, old and dirty. Complete waste of time.
Written August 14, 2013
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