Massabesic Lake is a lake in southern New Hampshire, United States, covering about (equivalent to about 4sqmi) within the city of Manchester and the town of Auburn. Because it provides drinking water for Manchester, swimming and water skiing are not allowed there. Popular sports on the lake are sailing, fishing, and kayaking. The recreational trails along the lake provide beautiful views of the lake and the town of Auburn.Besides flowing into the Manchester water system, the lake's water feeds Cohas Brook, leading to the Merrimack River. Massabesic is a Native American name meaning "place of much water" or "near the great brook."The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery.LegendNative American legends claim that the famous New Hampshire chief Passaconaway died on Lake Massabesic. A settler reported that the elder chief was headed towards Loon Island on the east side of the lake, which was "a place of fond memories of the aged chief's young past." When he was in the north part of the lake, a thunderstorm was being formed, which "was a sign of the presence of the Great Spirit." Then, a lightning bolt hit the canoe in which Passaconaway was riding in, and he and the canoe were disintegrated instantly.Add Lake Massabesic and other attractions to your Manchester trip itinerary using our Manchester day trip planning site .
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סמוך לקנדיה שבניו המפשייר נגלה לנו האגם המקסים הזה. באגם עוגנות דוגי6ת שטים ברווזים והנוף של אוקטובר היה מרהיב. more »Near the Kendia in New Hampshire we discovered this lovely lake. On the lake, domgy6i, a duck and the scenery of October was spectacular.
You can purchase a map at the Audubon Society, but this is tricky to follow. No swimming, but the hiking trails are easy to walk on and some surround the beautiful lake. more »
A special place to walk sit or Mountain bike. Great trails and ample parking to kayak or take out your small boat or canoe!
Great place with a serene environment. Me and my wife spent our Saturday afternoon hiking over there and absolutely loved the place.
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