Explore the most popular trails near Manchester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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It's actually called Powder House Hill. The hill is part of a 53 acre conserved property within the downtown area of Manchester by the Sea. It's name was derived from the Powder House built to protect gun powder held by the town during the War of 1812.

Beautiful ocean view at the end!

8 months ago

Short easy walk with dogs out to the beach.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ocean Lawn trail was closed (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) so I didn’t get the full mileage I wanted. Still beautiful. Will be back to get the full experience.

Great with kids. Fantastic payoff. Not what you're looking for if you're up for a challenge, though.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Nice walk thru woods and beautiful view of the harbour. Couldn't figure out the tapes wrapped around the trees, nothing showed up on the map. 3 cookies with with trails but no guide cow to distance.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trail closed Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday....it's Thurs....

Sunday, September 18, 2016

really loved this beautiful walk. Found the old Powder House ...also did a little geocaching! fun walk for sure.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Found out this trail goes into a loop. Its a nice easy walk. Liked how you can walk right to Grays beach and Ocean Lawn was pretty sweet. Wish it was open all 7 days but understand the need to preserve the land. I like the rock trail to the right. Nice view of the ocean. Can't see it too much but it is viewable from high up.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Great! Clean, beautiful and abundant wildlife. Small mountain/ large hill that you can hike up if you want, but there is a trail that avoids it as well. The Ocean Lawn has a beautiful view!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nice quiet walk, though the Great Lawn was closed today. Path to the beach was a surprise. Nice private-like beach. Simple walk very short.

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nice walk. The Ocean Lawn is a great picnic spot.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Thursday, August 15, 2013