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Peverly Pond Loop is a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Portsmouth, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Loop

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

This boardwalk trail, which is fully wheelchair accessible, begins at the southeast corner of the parking lot. After passing through a beautiful forested area, the trail continues to a wildlife observation blind at the edge of Upper Peverly Pond. From there, the trail loops back to the parking lot after meandering by several (seasonally wet) vernal pools.

From Route 16 aka Spaulding Turnpike in Portsmouth get off at the Pease AFB exit. Enter the old air base and bear right to reach to reach Arboretum Drive following the brown signs to the Great Bay National Refuge. It is about 3 miles or so from the entrance.

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Mariah Lopes
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Hiking

Awesome little walk trail for the family they were open and it’s free ! My 5 and 2 year old walked (ran mostly) but if you need to bring a stroller this place is perfect we even saw some little turtles sun bathing

Caroline Kanaskie
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Hiking

A great, well-maintained boardwalk trail. At the water, we saw 15+ turtles sunning themselves :) Lots of nature to enjoy!

Katy Blankenship
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Hiking

Very nice trail for a short walk with kids. It is stroller friendly and quick.

Sean Michael McLaughlin
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Very short trail, but it's nice knowing there won't be any mud of climbing during your hike. I've never seen a trail with wooden bridges lining the whole path, pretty neat.

Darlene Potter
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Hiking

Wasn’t expecting a built wood trail but helps to preserve the refuge. Pretty pond with mallards and geese in the pond.

Sabrina Bolianites
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Hiking

Love the wood walkway. Good for kids.

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Lauren Butterworth
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Hiking

pretty half mile hike on the boardwalk with great views! no dogs tho :/

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Sue Tremblay
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HikingMuddy

A bit muddy but a beautiful day. Saw young eagle , beaver, many turtles sunning.

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Chad Davis
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Nice trail

Randy Scott
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Walking

Quick trail to walk. Nice waterview at the pond.

Crystin Lebel
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This is a great spot for a quick walk in the woods.

Stacy Mazur
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Nature trips

I love the boardwalk loop! It’s quiet and peaceful. You can hear bird song and get a view of Peverly Pond.

Jessica D
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Walking

Easy stroll across from the 1.9 mile GBWR trail; same parking lot. The entire trail is on a foot bridge which is neat.

Michael Burgoyne
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Walking

Nice little loop before or after the longer loop nearby.

Chris Gallot
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Walking

We took out 18 month old here and let him walk the whole path. Really fun and easy for kids. The raised path with side rails makes it great for even the littlest children. you could take a stroller on it as well.

Ben Barthelemy
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Closed do to paveing in the area

Sapphire Kasabian
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Walking

Very cute trail. Nice for a short walk. Went on a very cold winter day, can't wait to go back in the spring/summer. I liked the fact that it was very easy, and had an even wooden walkway/ramp the entire route. It seemed handicap accessible. Also probably very good for family outings if you have a child in a carriage.

Bonnie Rose
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Hiking

Nice walk. Handicap accessible on a nice new board walk. About mid point is a nice duck blind. Many birds and muskrats in the pond so keep your eyes open !

Chad Davis
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Tom Pringle
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Ron B
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Dong Meng
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Carlos Ortiz
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Kayla-Marie D.
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Becky Morais
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Beth Day
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Stephanie Voss Leal
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Amy Latham
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Christopher Burnett
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Colleen Natalie
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