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Lake Massabesic

16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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Natural getaway close to Manchester

It really doesn't matter the season...Massabesic is always a gorgeous place to get away and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Melissa A
Summer Fishing

Sad to say that the water was so clear you could see what people threw in the lake but you also... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Ann L F
Palmyra, Maine
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“water supply” (21 reviews)
“rail trail” (4 reviews)
16 Londonderry Tpke, Manchester, NH 03104-5807
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

It really doesn't matter the season...Massabesic is always a gorgeous place to get away and enjoy nature. The trails are easy and have beautiful views. Walking dogs is a joy, most people do keep them leashed. People are friendly. You can kayak to areas with...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sad to say that the water was so clear you could see what people threw in the lake but you also could see fish and enjoy the quite tranquil atmosphere. We would take a picnic lunch and just enjoy the day.

1  Thank Ann L F
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A beautiful place and a great place close by to wander with nature. There are numerous trails and they are well blazed. Another pleasant thing is there is not much litter.

Thank johnm01453
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A beautiful, protected waters that is the water supply for the local town, Manchester, so no swimming or wading in the water here, but if you have a boat, you can float around on a gorgeous lake all day. There is a lovely waking trail,...More

Thank GeekMamaKara
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I've been here several times and always enjoy it. From kayaking on the lake to walking the trails it a relaxing place, well maintained and you always felt safe.

1  Thank Bruce603
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a nice walk with the dog through the woods and by the lake. Some beautiful scenery, and saw various birds and a red squirrel. Nice and quiet on the day.

3  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice paths around lake front, and a nice walk to the Audubon Osprey Center. It's okay for kayaking, I say just okay due to some on power/fishing boats don't pay too much attention to other boaters or speed limits. I've almost been run over several...More

3  Thank KevinJKayak
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A nice lake to walk around, admire views and bird watch. A number of different waterbirds around and many woodland species. a lot of paths through the woods to follow and very quiet on day we visited. Lake was a lot lower than on previous...More

3  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Close to home, with great water access, makes this my favorite kayaking site. There are actually several places you can put in, depending what type of boat you have, so you can see all of the lake in a kayak. Except of course the Manchester...More

3  Thank leenyd
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Headed over here to just was wander around and enjoy the view. Saw many birds around. Only wish there were a couple more picnic tables

1  Thank Jackie W
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14 March 2016|
Response from robcar603 | Reviewed this property |
That is a good idea, I had bought a pair of wading boots to get my boats in/out of the water and getting into/out of the boots in the boat was one serious exercise that in the 2 man kayak, risked capsizing and in the 1 man... More