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Pawtuckaway State Park

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Address: Nottingham, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-895-3031
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beautiful park

so i am not an outdoorsman but have hiked the Lake District in England and several tramps in NZ....this was beautiful. My only complaint and this was echoed by the more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
chimayred
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falmouth, maine
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falmouth, maine
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629 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so i am not an outdoorsman but have hiked the Lake District in England and several tramps in NZ....this was beautiful. My only complaint and this was echoed by the more experienced people I was with was that the trails were poorly marked. Weren't sure where we were going; often lost blazes; some blazes seemed to change in the middle... More 

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Patterson, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem Enjoyed only day trip but would of stayed in the camp for a week Clean organized and close to nature Reasonable day rate Clean bathrooms and nice park headquarters shop with curios and supplies

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Thank Sam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Incredible hiking experiences in these woodlands, ... Hugh boulders and exceptional rock formations throughout the park.Glacial erratic 30-40 feet in height, if you like to boulder or just watch others, this is the mecca for it. "Warning, spring time the black flies and other hungry insects are vicious."

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Thank Christy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this park from what we saw of it. We were renting a home that backed up to the park and spent a day at the beach there. Great relaxing atmosphere. Large spread out swim area with spots of shade or sun on the sand. Picnic tables throughout the trees surrounding the beach. Nice walking paths. Beautiful playground for the... More 

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Thank Sara N
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Spent Labor Day weekend here. Camp Site 158 on Big Island. This was a great site set back from road and nestled in the woods. It would not have been as private if site 159 had been occupied. There was a lot of trash on ground from previous campers. Wish I had brought a rake. Bathroom just down the road... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We rented the park pavilion for a reunion of 90+ men, women and children. With the beach near by this should be great. One week before we go they email us and say they need everyone's make, model and plate number. This was a pain to do at the last minute. (They did not use the info after all) I... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have started hiking recently and I loved to hike on of the Pawtuckaway State Park Firetower trail which is almost 4.8 miles round trip. The trail is not that tough , it starts with flat soil road which is quiet easy to walk and then the trail turns a bit difficult with some of the rocky routes. However, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love to hike Pawtuckaway. Did a long loop which included North mountain and South Mountain. Be advised: the Fire Tower is under construction which means access to this area is limited. There is no access to the observation deck. The entire tower area is cordoned off. There is some information on the Pawtuckaway web site. Still, the view is... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited Pawtuckaway state park recently and was impressed by how updated the area was. I had not been to pawtuckaway in 15 years. The beach was clean, the playground was modern and clean. The store is within walking distance of the beach area as well as the boat dock where you can rent boats.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a huge and very beautiful park. The sites are large and have a fairly secluded feeling. You can definitely hear your neighbors, though. Many campsites are on the water. Unfortunately, the campground is rundown and needs upgrading. The bathroom facilities are dirty. There was only one shower stall for our entire area of the campground. The garbage cans... More 

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