Seacoast Science Center and Founder's Monument

MODERATE 21 reviews

Seacoast Science Center and Founder's Monument is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rye, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
85 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


historic site

8 days ago

24 days ago

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.

1 month ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, August 22, 2014

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.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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.