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Odiorne Point State Park, Rye

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Odiorne Point State Park is a public recreation area located on the Atlantic seacoast in the town of Rye near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Among the park's features are the Seacoast Science Center and the remains of the World War II Fort Dearborn. The park offers opportunities for hiking, cycling, picnicking, fishing, and boating.
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  • Park was once a family resort, taken over by the government during WWII. You can see the rails from the big artillery weapons that were there. You can walk/bike through the wooded section and see the....  more »
  • This was a last minute decision to check out this park and so we were a bit limited on daylight. The map we had was not very good, and the trails are not really marked at all. But it is beautiful...  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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