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Portsmouth Harbor Trail

Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-610-5510
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If you like to walk, just do it.

There is no better way around Portsmouth than to walk. There is sight seeing with many historical... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Bob F
Goshen, New York
Very pleasant sight seeing

Great fun wandering along the Portsmouth harbor. I walked over the bridge to Badger's Island, Maine... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Killingworth, CT
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A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the Portsmouth area.
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  • Very good35%
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  • Poor10%
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13 Jan 2017
“If you like to walk, just do it.”
30 Oct 2016
“Very pleasant sight seeing”
Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-610-5510
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

There is no better way around Portsmouth than to walk. There is sight seeing with many historical locations. But the Harbor walk is quiet and fun and perfect to get away from the crowds.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great fun wandering along the Portsmouth harbor. I walked over the bridge to Badger's Island, Maine and then watched them elevate the roadway to make room for a ship passing underneath. The scenery and architecture are interesting and worth an hour or two.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had just finished the gardens nearby and decided to walk along part of the waterfront. It wasn't crowded and tide was out. Saw the lift bridge in action and nice to see the tugs and boats of all sizes moored beside the docks. The...More

Thank SweetSydneyToronto
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Went today to check out the Portsmouth Harbor and it was lovely! Not crowded on a Wednesday night!! I also found garage parking located 6 minutes walking distace to the Harbor for ONLY $1.25 USD an hour! There was a band playing right by the...More

Thank PrzGrl123
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a beautiful walk to take in any kind of weather (except in a blizzard, a torrential rainstorm, or a very cold, windy day). The views of the bridge and the Kittery coastline are wonderful, Prescott Park is great, there are picnic tables and...More

1  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We found the trail by accident. You can download the pdf onto your phone and follow it. You get to see all the areas of Portsmouth. A must do is you visit Portsmouth.

5  Thank KimLoizzi
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Portsmouth Harbour is one of the two most important naval bases for the British fleet, the other (in historic times) being Plymouth. A csuise from the Historic Portsmouth Naval Dockyard is revealing. Prior ro scrapping or sale to foreign navies, some of Britain's most iconic...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We wanted to be outside and walking somewhere appealing. We stopped at the information booth and got very helpful directIons and a lunch recommendation. We drove to Peirce Island where we found free parking and a lovely path to walk around the edge of the...More

4  Thank sanpregent
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Our tour lasted for about 1 1/4 hours. Took us out to the beginning of the shoals and narrated throughout with interesting history and anecdotes of fun tidbits.

2  Thank pepmiller
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Portsmouth is such a nice New England town! The trail is basically a nice relaxing walk with pretty harbor views and a close look of the draw bridge. We had seen this bridge so many times on the way to Maine and now took a...More

2  Thank Noraatc
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