Beaches & Parks

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RYE HARBOR STATE PARK
Rte 1A, Rye 603-436-1552 www.nhstateparks.org Enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Rye Harbor at 63-acre Rye Harbor State Park. Saltwater fishing and picnicking are some of the favorite activities her. Boat charter and whale excursions are available at the Rye Marina (603-964-9008). The park is open May until mid-October; visit online for more information.

ODIORNE POINT STATE PARK
Route 1A, Rye 603-436-7406 www.nhstateparks.org Boating, fishing, hiking, biking nature walks and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities available at Odiorne Point Stat Park. With sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, it’s an excellent spot for picnicking. The park has restrooms, a boat launch and interpretive displays. Call for more information.

WALLIS SANDS STATE BEACH
Rte 1A, Rye 603-436-9404 www.nhparks.state.nh.us Wallis Sands State Beach offers a sandy beach, oceanfront swimming and great views of the Isles of Shoals. Amenities here include bathhouses, hot and cold showers, lifeguards and a store. The beach is open weekends from mid-May to mid-June and daily from mid-June to Labor Day.

BEAR BROOK STATE PARK
Off NH Rte 28, Allentown, NH
Camping Reservations: 603-271-3628
With nearly 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. There is plenty to keep you buy, including hiking, snowmobiling, biking, cross-country skiing swimming and fishing. Fort miles of trails lead explorers to seldom-visited bogs, marshes summits and ponds. At Beaver and Catamount ponds, you can rent rowboats and canoes. Across from the fly-fishing haven, Archery Pond, the younger crowd can enjoy a special fishing area. The park also boasts the only two archery ranges in the state.

HAMPTON BEACH STATE PARK
Route 1A, Hampton, NH
603-926-3784 or Lifeguards: 603-926-2862 Hampton Beach State Park offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities for the entire family. Situated along miles of sandy beach, the park is a great location for fishing, swimming, RV Camping and picnicking. Amenities include a public information center, first-aid, a comfort station and an amphitheater. The park is open on weekends from early May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor day.

Other Area State Parks and Attractions

FULLER GARDENS
10 Willow Ave., North Hampton, NH; 603-964-5414
Commissioned by Gov. Alvan T. Fuller as an ornament to his summer estate, Fuller Garden is a wonderful place to visit from May to October. May brings an extensive tulip display, and the Japanese Garden comes alive with wisteria, azaleas and rhododendrons. Some 1,700 rose bushes begin blooming in late June or early July and continue through the first killing frost.

PRESCOTT PARK
Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH; 603-431-8748
The Prescott Park Arts Festival, one of New England’s most popular outdoor summer events, is held here each July and August. During the festival, dozens of musical and theatrical performances entertain the crowd. In spring and summer, Prescott Park is an excellent area for relaxing in the midst of flower gardens and luscious lawns.

PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK
128 Mountain Rd., Nottingham 603-895-3031 www.nhstateparks.org Pawtuckaway State Park is a great spot for hiking. Trails wind through special points of interest, including a marsh where beavers and deer can be seen and a mountaintop fire tower. Other activities here include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, fishing, camping and biking.

KINGSTON STATE PARK
Off Route 125, Kingston 603-642-5471 www.nhparks.state.nh.us Forty-four acre Kingston State Park is loaded with amenities, including fireplaces, bathhouses, a playground, picnic areas, softball fields and volleyball courts. Swimming in the Great Pond is a popular activity here. The park is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.