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Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Great hike suitable for younger kids

The longer trail is 2 miles and very easy. The shorter one is only 1/2 mile. The trails are shady... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
AnnaDvinsky
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Haifa, Israel
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The refuge has free parking, hiking trails, maps, clean bathrooms, plenty of parking, free entrance... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
LJK0308
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Bedford, MA
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28 Arboretum Dr, Newington, NH 03801-7857
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The longer trail is 2 miles and very easy. The shorter one is only 1/2 mile. The trails are shady. It's very peaceful and quiet and safe for kids to run around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AnnaDvinsky
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The refuge has free parking, hiking trails, maps, clean bathrooms, plenty of parking, free entrance fees. Well worth the visit for a hike, flat ground trails, visit the water's edge with a viewing stand, benches and telescope.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LJK0308
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy the wilderness. Walking trails bring you to come of the seacoast best wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NFDDJS33
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This a great walk for family's with kids it's not to long and fairly flat. A nice stroll through the woods and part of it is on a raised wooden bridge. The Dog even likes the short hike, kind of buggy in the summer time...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BladeGuy603
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for an easy walk. Birds galore. Nice view of estuary about half way through. Be aware of the poison ivy-it is everywhere!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MODU34
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The short little walk along the boardwalk was pleasant enough but the longer walk on the opposite end was pretty horrendous because of huge muddy areas. Not sure if it's really worth the time. Using my tripod to dry my wet socks!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very kewl place. Although the indoor buildings to the Discovery center closed early we got to take a boardwalk hike it was very kewl. Yo will see by my pics.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I was not impressed with this hike. There was only one little corner of the trail that was scenic. The road getting to the trailhead is in a messy disarray and needs repair

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Janet R
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I have gone here a few times for walks and have really enjoyed it. It is very clean and you will see a lot of birds and other animals.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank JillA
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We hiked around the refuge for a couple of hours. It was so quiet so we could listen to the birds! Very clean and nice trails.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank 536kathys
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