Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

MODERATE 17 reviews

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newington, NH that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 124 feet Loop

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Scenic woods, field, bay view 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.

hiking
28 days ago

good trail for my needs. Exercise on this soon to be 69 year old frame.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Start at Great Bay Discovery Center. Short stroll through the woods to the bay. Beautiful scenery and sites for the kids.

walking
3 months ago

Closed right now

walking
4 months ago

Very easy , good for quick walk .

trail running
4 months ago

easy to find with a nice view of the water. good for a jog if you circle it twice.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Vrey nice

5 months ago

nice trail but extremely simple.

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

walking
2 years ago

This is a great trail that my family and I use frequently. It can be a bit buggy, so be sure to bring bug spray for the mosquitoes and black flies and check for ticks after you finish the loop. on many occasions, we have seen great blue herons and snowy egrets in the tall grass that lines the trail, especially near the pond to the left of the trail after the old air force base section.

hiking
3 years ago

An easy two mile walk with great scenic views.

hiking
4 years ago

This is a very easy hike that I would highly recommend to families. Essentially, it is a very nice walk through some very beautiful natural areas until you come to the picturesque Great Bay.

hiking
4 years ago

This is a VERY pretty trail that takes you from behind the old air force base to the great bay. It's a short easy hike through the woods, some local wildlife, and soon the old bomb storage area will be reclaimed and will likely be even more pretty. Bring your DEET, there are some Mosquitos and black flies when the flood ponds form, but it was pretty minimal.

hiking
4 years ago

A nice two mile walk on well marked trail. White tail deer and turkeys may keep you company on your walk.

hiking
4 years ago

A nice walk out to a marsh and the bay.