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“Retreat outside the Queen City”
Review of Lake Massabesic

Lake Massabesic
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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New Hampshire
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Retreat outside the Queen City”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Trails around the lake are peaceful and offer a natural beautiful space to get away from it all.

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Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Relaxing park setting”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We visited the large city park on a beautiful day for fall foliage. Saw a Great Blue Heron fishing in the water just off the shore line.

Visited October 2011
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New Hampshire
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hidden Beauty year round”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Beautiful lake that's Manchester's water supply so there's no swimming. Trails are extensive and pristine with few people. Trails can be used for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in winter. Boating and kayaking are popular with nice sandy beaches. I try to get there almost every day year round with my dog.

Visited December 2011
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Dunbarton, NH
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250 reviews
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“Great place to bike ride”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Great bike trails for all levels of riding - from kids to adults to mountain bikers. Easy access, good sized parking lot and you can go as far (or not) as you'd like.....if you don't bike, there are lots of walkers, and also a great place to bring the dog....

Visited October 2011
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NH
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363 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
“This place is my favorite for stress relief”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

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This place is at the rotary off of exit 1 on RT101 or on Londonderry Trpk heading south toward Auburn NH.

There is quite a bit of parking available. There is an area for picnicing and some really nice green grass for throwing a ball or giving your dog a walk. There are 10 miles worth of biking / running / walking trails all around the lake. It is usally pretty busy during the summer. There is a large lake that can only be used for non motor powered boats and fishing. The lake is stocked and be sure to get your NH fishing license or you will get bagged. The place has a strange calm about it and sometimes I just go there and sit in my car and relax.

Visited August 2011
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