Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington

Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 and is located along the eastern shore of New Hampshire's Great Bay in the town of Newington. The area was formerly part of weapons storage area at Pease Air Force Base, which was closed in 1991. A variety of rich wildlife habitats from uplands to open waters can be found throughout the refuge.

Both Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the Karner Blue butterfly easement in Concord, New Hampshire, which protects important habitat for this federally endangered species, are managed by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The refuge has a surface area of 1,116 acres (4.52 km2).
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  • Never too much traffic and just so peacefull to drive thru. And no matter what season you visit, there's always something new to see.  more »
  • Trying to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic, I ventured out to Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge to get some fresh air and exercise. Approaching the trailhead for the Peverly Pond Trail, I....  more »
  • Breathtaking, family-friendly wildlife preserve that's off the beaten path.
  • Good hiking trails

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