Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

MODERATE 41 reviews

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

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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walking
3 months ago

Decent walk, 3 wild turkeys and one major bug bite. Views quite obstructed.

hiking
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3 months ago

Easy walk. Have done it many times. Good for birding, watching beavers swimming in the pond, wild turkeys ambling by.

hiking
4 months ago

A great spot for looky-loos or people with kids as the board walk makes for easy access to the area. Dont bother hiking here though; its more like a Disney theme park than the forest God intended for hikers..plastic superficial and completly off limits to any foot travel

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike

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4 months ago

Beautiful forested area and fields leading out to gorgeous views of great bay. Wildlife we saw was turkey vultures northern bluebird cat bird and Baltimore orioles

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hiking
5 months ago

This is my favorite "go to" trail. There is ample parking, public restrooms, picnic tables and trash receptacles. Two trails are available. One trail is .5 miles long, plank board (elevated) trail with water views and benches. The other is a longer - moderate - trail with views of ponds, Great Bay and fields. The longer trail can be soggy and buggy at times. The part of the trail that is wooden tends to attract the most bugs ... and owls. - Today there was a flock of wild turkeys in the field.