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Great Bay National Nature Refuge

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Scenic woods, field, ocean view
Near:Portsmouth, NH
Distance:2.1 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:80 ft
Hike Time:1 hours
Trail Condition:Fire road/pavement

Summary: The hike starts with a stroll past an old secure military area with a sign stating 'Former Weapons Storage Facility'. It then follows an old path down into a lovely broad field and eventually reaches Great Bay. There you will find an observation platform for view the bay. The road is well maintained. It can be slightly muddy after a rain.

Bikes are not allowed.

Trailhead: From Route 16 aka Spaulding Turnpike in Portsmouth get off at the Pease AFB exit. Enter the old air base and bear right to reach to reach Arboretum Drive following the brown signs to the Great Bay National Refuge. It is about 3 miles or so from the entrance.

(Lat:43.08893 Lon:-70.84346)

Trail Guides for Great Bay National Nature Refuge:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: (603) 431-6014
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jon Willard, who has posted  54 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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