Odiorne Point State Park, Rye

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Odiorne Point State Park is a New Hampshire state park located on the seacoast in Rye near Portsmouth. The point got its name from the Odiorne family, who settled on the land in the mid-1660s. Among the park's features are the Seacoast Science Center and the remains of the World War II Fort Dearborn.
The park is the site of the former Pannaway Plantation, the location of the first European settlement in New Hampshire, and is commemorated by a memorial in the park.
Near Odiorne Point is one of the Sunken Forests of New Hampshire.

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  • David Thompson and Amias Cole were my 11 G Grandparents, so this one has special meaning, but a great little park. We saw the location of the original settlement, the family cemetery behind the barn.....  more »
  • We stopped here on Tuesday on a cool fall day. The walk along the shore line was very invigorating and cool due to the breeze off the water. We walked some of the trails and when you got out of the...  more »
  • I went to the Science Center and helped with ocean debris cleanup. I got the chance to walk through the Science Center. It was very cool. Definitely check it out. Its a great area for kids and adults with exhibits of sea creatures and posters full of great marine information. The park itself has a rocky beach with plenty of seating. The organize events and have plenty of volunteer opportunities. Its paid parking too. I didn't have to pay because I volunteered, maybe it was because I was on a motorcycle, lol, not sure.
  • A unique natural area in New Hampshire! I spend my free time exploring New Hampshire, and this is one of the only seacoast/tidal nature areas to visit. When tide is out you can explore the tide pools (which are slimy and not very appealing), the coast is mostly rocky but you can wade in the water as well. There is marshland on the inland side. I just didn't find it that pretty overall or I would have given it 5 stars.

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