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Relaxing spot to visit

Not only are there walking/bike trails along the lake, but there is a really nice area to have a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Brenda R
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Regular kayaker on this lake

I've been visiting and enjoying this beautiful reservoir lake in Manchester for over 20 years and I... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Gail B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed December 11, 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 December 11, 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 November 6, 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 November 6, 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 August 27, 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 July 11, 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 July 9, 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
3  Thank Ahabdahuisman
Reviewed July 8, 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
2  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great daytime getaway for the kids! Shoreline fishing is permitted. Picnic tables and barbecue area. Many portable toilets also available. Excellent views of the lake. Great for apartment dwellers with no yard! Tons of free parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Gary S
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We live very close to this place. So we are able to stop by often. Even though you can not swim here at all it is still entertaining. They have sailboat races in the spring, summer, and fall. The trails are wide and dog friendly....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Destination802690
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Scott S
May 11, 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
March 13, 2016|
Response from robcar603 | Reviewed this property |
That is a good idea, I had bought a pair of wading boots to get my boats in/out of the water and getting into/out of the boots in the boat was one serious exercise that in the 2 man kayak, risked capsizing and in the 1 man... More