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Great place to unwind

I grew up in Mancheter.. This place changed quite a bit.. Use to be able to do some activities here... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
John K
Piece of paradise

I have lived near this lake all my life and have enjoyed it in so many ways. Back In The day we... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire
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All reviews audubon center mountain biking great place for a picnic mile hike picnic tables beautiful scenery small boat different areas great trails enjoy nature only drawback plenty of parking kayak fishing boats auburn shore
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

I grew up in Mancheter.. This place changed quite a bit.. Use to be able to do some activities here but now it's limited due to ithis place being the water souce. Great place for a picnic or just to unwind. Very clean too..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed 17 January 2019

I have lived near this lake all my life and have enjoyed it in so many ways. Back In The day we would ride the trails on horseback, hike them and even had science lessons out there. We have been on the lake in canoes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank soozynleo
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Not only are there walking/bike trails along the lake, but there is a really nice area to have a family picnic or just sit and relax overlooking the lake. You can even fish off this area with the 'little ones'! Plan ahead because it can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I've been visiting and enjoying this beautiful reservoir lake in Manchester for over 20 years and I still haven't seen it all. The weather can actually be different on different areas of the lake so prepare for calm, windy, and waves, as anything goes, which...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gail B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If your looking to picnic, fish, or go for a quiet hike with some breath taking scenery Massabesic is perfect, swimming is prohibited but you can still drop a kayak in the water and enjoy the view

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aprennell
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Park car and relax at picnic tables, or ride or walk trails for miles. Beautiful scenery, boats on lake . Peaceful area to read or just ponder.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lpfav
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Lake Massabesic is a wonderful lake for activities, but also great to sit by. There are some trails that are easy and fun. A great picnic area, and the Audubon Society is right up the road!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I went kayaking with a group on Lake Massabesic for about 2 and 1/2 hours. It was pretty and nice and clean looking. There weren't many boats, mostly kayaks on the water. We did see one loon and I was told that there's also a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Capecorallady
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are looking to do something uniquely different in Manchester, NH: Head to Lake Massabesic after calling Mike at Massabesic Canoe and Kayak (114 Raymond Rd., Auburn, NH) to reserve your vessel of choice. We had never been canoeing before but ended up spending...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Visited s driving past to give dog a walk. Quiet day, plenty of parking and nice to stroll and look out across the lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Eric C
11 March 2019|
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Response from Brenda R | Reviewed this property |
Even though the park gates are chained/locked, you can still park nearby to get access to the 4 mile trail, weather permitting. The park opens April-May til October, depending upon the weather as well. Also, no boating... More
Scott S
12 May 2018|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Scott: There are at least 2 boat ramps that I know of.Both are located in Auburn at opposite sides of the lake.( Rattlesnake Island) just over the bridge about 1-2 miles from the rotary in Manchester near the main entry to... More