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Address: Durham Point Road, Durham, NH

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The estuary is beautiful!

I saw loons and beautiful striations on rocks lining the perimeter. It's lovely to walk and observe the wonderful geological formations as a result of the river's erosion. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tl D

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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw loons and beautiful striations on rocks lining the perimeter. It's lovely to walk and observe the wonderful geological formations as a result of the river's erosion. A shorebird birder's paradise.

Thank Tl D
Lee, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Adams Point is NH Fish and Game property in Great Bay with a trail around the edges that is not a full mile. There are serene vistas across the estuary and the walk includes field, rocks, and woods. The poison ivy is rampant and people do walk their dogs here, but at the right time, you may have it nearly... More 

Thank simplegifts2016
Kittery, Maine
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

get outa town! far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portsmouth, the rowdy UNH brats and the malls is Adams Point and the UNH Marine Research Center. Just about 6m and 15 min drive outside of Durham/UNH is this sprawling meadow, rocky seashore, little forest that has been a hidden gem from tourists, mostly solely strolled or hiked by... More 

Thank thefitchboi
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

After reading the reviews I thought this would be a fun place to stop. From UNH it seems to take a while. Once there, we found the shale beach, but no trails. I guess I expected trails to walk in. If they were there, we didn't find them. And there was a lot of dog poop to avoid as you... More 

1 Thank Jeannie W
Durham, New Hampshire
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Have been here dozens of times in all seasons and always found quiet, serenity by the water. This reserve is a long, wide point that reaches into the Great Bay and is covered with forests, wild grassland and rocky coastline. There are trails along the water (best at low tide) and throughout the point weaving in and out of the... More 

1 Thank Prentiss P
Manchester, NH
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77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Although not far from Newmarket, this peninsula is pretty isolated. We saw several dog walkers and some cars at the boat launch but walking we were pretty much alone. Did the loop which is mostly flat. Great views of the bay. Saw a heron and some terns chasing a bald eagle. Kind of a gray day but quite a nice... More 

1 Thank Robin22
Durham, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Find your way down Durham Point Road past several short residential roads on the left. Adams Point road is on your left, just before the downhill slope to Crommetts Creek. If you miss it, stop for a minute to survey Crommetts Creek, where you may see a heron, ducks or just a good glimpse of Great Bay and this little... More 

3 Thank Bob A
Durham, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's off the beaten path and Bay Road itself is a very interesting drive, but it can be an excellent recreational area with a put-in for kayaking, paths for bird watching and just plain relaxation overlooking Great Bay.

1 Thank Terry Z
durham, nh
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130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Adams Point gives you the chance to see NH saltwater marshes, fast-moving tidal water, fields and forests all in a very compact and easily negotiated setting. Be aware that the fields are full of ticks, but it's NH, so that's to be expected. The hike around the peninsula along the waterfront is wonderful - the section through the woods can... More 

3 Thank rgmDurham
Minot, North Dakota
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195 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Just love to go here and let the cares of the world be swept away as I walk along beside the beautiful Great Bay, or meander through the woods and field. There's always a treasure to find washed up on the little rocky beach; be it a shell, bird feather, or an interesting piece of drift wood. There is a... More 

1 Thank Questovia

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