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nice lake for family?

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nice lake for family?

Hi. I am looking for a nice lake to take my family for a day trip not to far from the Mass.border. This past weekend we went to Ellacoya state park which was very nice but just a little too far for us. Next time we would stay the night because the little one's can't take the ride. I'm looking for something a little closer if anyone has any ideas. Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: nice lake for family?

Kingston State Park

Phone: 603-642-5471

Location: Off NH Rte 125, Kingston

Activities: Swimming, fishing, picnicking

Amenities: Bathhouse, playing fields, picnic tables, swings

Fee: $3.00, $1 for children ages 6-11; children 5 and under and NH residents 65 and older are free

Operation Schedule: Weekends: 27 May – Mid-June

Daily: 24 June - Labor Day

Acreage: 44 acres

Waterfront: Great Pond

Number of Campsites: None

More Information: Fresh water swimming on Great Pond. Great Pond was formed as a kettle hole created as the glacial ice melted. Kingston State Park is only 14 miles from the seacoast.

Another possibility for you is Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH. Here's info on it:


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2. Re: nice lake for family?

Another option would be Greenfield State Park in Greenfield, NH. But Kingston is probably a shorter and easier ride for you. Check out Greenfield when you fellt he kids are up to it. Large beach and a long shallow area in the lake.

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Thanks so much for the info. We'll definatly check them out. Hopefully the weather on the weekends will get better.

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4. Re: nice lake for family?

Surry Mt Recreation Area, just north of Keene NH, might be worth a look. There are campgrounds as well as the lake and beach.

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5. Re: nice lake for family?

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