At Odiorne Point State Park picnickers can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, and explorers can uncover evidence of past military occupation. An extensive network of trails wind through the dense vegetation and traverse the park. The Seacoast Science Center, which is located in the park, has exhibits relating to the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area (separate fee).

Delightful hike through beautiful land and along the coast. Ocean views are gorgeous. Very easy walking. Remains of interesting old bunkers built to protect the Navy Shipyard during war time. Only negatives......interior trails are like a maze and unmarked. Bathroom facilities were in horrible condition, empty, and in desperate need of service.

Beautiful trail with great views. Really easy trail, mostly flat terrain.

9 months ago

Took a nice February stroll today. Lots of trees down from past storms, but a beautiful walk with breathtaking views of Odiorne Point. I didn’t walk the entire loop today, but I will come back in the spring and do it. I got too distracted by taking pictures.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

I did this hike in May-2016 While I think I would call my hike a meander and walked all over the park. The highlight of this park is that it is the site of the first European settlement in New Hampshire in 1623.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sadly disappointed. Trails are not marked. Very short and boring. Ocean view is the only positive, but then I could have gotten that without having to pay $4 for a 1.75 mile walk. Not coming back.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This place holds so many memories for my family and I. My Father was stationed here in the forties when it was Fort Dearborn. In the seventies, us teens could get inside the "bunkers" and explore sub basements and everything else. Now I return often to backpack and show my grandkids the place.

This beautiful trail combines great views of the ocean, tide pools, rocky shore and glimpses into the history of the area. It's fairly short and although not well marked, it's still easy to find your way around.

Loved the amount of trails that lead to and around the break water. Our loop ended up being about 3.7 miles, and we didn't even see all of the park.

One of the nicest trails in the Seacoast. You can make it as long or as short as you want. Trails in excellent shape this year and wider due to a habitat restoration completed throughout the park this summer.

Nice walk with plenty of off shoots to make it longer or shorter. Great views of the ocean. Plenty of parking. You can stroll all the way to the Seacoast Science Center. Personally I prefer to go prior to the heavy tourist season.

A nice easy stroll on the coast with pretty views over the water.

Taking a walk to the bunker and looking at the historic elements of the park adds an element of interest to the walk.

I've been snowshoeing at Odiorne numerous times and plan on going again this winter. The trail is wide and easy to follow, with generally flat grades all the way through. The views of the Atlantic are superb, especially in the winter, when everything is silent (even the ocean) and still. This is a great place to look for snowy owls, which stop in Rye, NH to rest for several weeks in February during their migration north to Canada. They usually perch along the rocks or on trees near the ocean. I myself see them quite often in Odiorne State Park.

The views are beautiful. There are many different offshoots that all seem to connect. You can make this a super easy stroll or make it more complicated.

Very easy walking trail. Great views of the ocean, some historic signs and structures and a classic New England trail on "Columbus Road" (a trail that leads to the monument of the first settlers of Portsmouth) that reminds me of a scene that includes the Headless Horseman.

mountain biking
Monday, July 09, 2012

Not much to this track. Had a trailer attached so limited some of the trails but some great views. Plenty to ride along coastal 1A though.

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