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Good place to walk

Are used to come here all the time with my buddy and his dog they have lots of trails to go on and... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Danny B
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This is more of a gateway into the Phillips Exeter Woods, there is a ball field and a cannon here... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Park located on the edge of Exeter River and a great place for picnics, walks and fishing.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Gilman Park, Exeter, NH
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Are used to come here all the time with my buddy and his dog they have lots of trails to go on and there's a Nice river to feed the ducks I would recommend coming here

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is more of a gateway into the Phillips Exeter Woods, there is a ball field and a cannon here but not much else. Can launch a canoe, kayak or paddle board here to go up the river, slow moving current most of the year....More

Thank Chris_603_2
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is a tiny park but a good destination to perhaps rest after a bike ride or toss a ball around. There is a cannon in the middle of it and the Exeter river abuts it.

Thank SusanfromSTL
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a wonderful park to visit. Very serene. I enjoyed watching the rowers out from Exeter Academy. There are benches to sit on and birds to watch. The walkway is nice and this is a great place in the fall with many sugar maples...More

Thank Jazzie D
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Easy in and park right at launch. One way goes to Exeter, the other way is well forested slow moving river. Total flat water paddle. A nice surprise right near downtown Exeter . Quiet and peaceful .

Thank beverly b
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The basketball court, which sees little use, will likely be removed. Two cannon along edge of the Little River commemorate Exeter's role in the Revolutionary war.

Thank DonW54
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I launch my kayak here. Easy parking near the boat launch. I love meandering around the Exeter River. Sometimes, I don't see another boater. Nice trails along the river too, which we take the dog walking on. Wonderful resource.

Thank C-girl J
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

It is nothing fantastic but it is pleasant. There is water, short wooded trails, bridges, benches, ample parking, basketball courts, athletic fields. It is on the backside of Phillips Exeter Academy's Athletic fields. The signs and entrance are slightly lacking and the overall size is...More

Thank DavidHD413
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great park to let your kids run around and burn off some energy after a long car ride ! Lovely setting by the river, watch the ducks, and the painted turtles sunbathing on logs. Bring your kayaks and bicycles !

1  Thank Hilary53
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I love it great park to go too, nice to play for the kids and stuff. I love it to go to relax and play

1  Thank Matthew B
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