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 location of the first European settlement in New Hampshire, the point got its name from the Odiorne family, who settled on the land in the mid-1660s.Near Odiorne Point is one of the Sunken Forests of New Hampshire.Fort DearbornPrior to 1942, the site of the park was private, expensive oceanfront land. In 1942, during World War II, the site was taken by the United States government for construction of Fort Dearborn. In 1961 the site was sold to the state of New Hampshire.
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  • I have walked the woods, swam at the beaches, climbed over the remains of the gun emplacements. I have cross country skied, picnicked, and biked the trails. Taken the kids to the playground, and atten...  more »
  • This is a just off the main tourist path along Route 1, but very well worth a visit. Peaceful and inviting minus the large crowds.  more »
  • It is a wonderful bit of New Hampshire seaside nature at its best! I go to walk the trails, maybe sit on a quiet beach, watch for the deer or beavers or other wildlife. It's a fun adventure. This summ...  more »
  • Went for a dance. Really good talented band. The Seacoast Science Center is a great place for young and old alike. Interactive exhibits will get kids really interested!
  • Beautiful grounds in a mostly natural state, hiking/biking trails, rocky beaches, picnic areas, tide pools, science center, playground for all ages, and flush bathrooms (needed attention the day we were there - no soap or paper towels, and the hand dryer wasn't working). Great for large gatherings of any type. No alcohol or smoking. NH State Park so an entrance fee for anyone over 5 years old. $4 for adults, less for seniors (65+) and children 6-12. Science Center admission is an additional $15 for adults, $5 for children.
  • What a cool place! Park is fun for kids. Shoreline is a great place to explore and I look forward to visiting the science center next summer - I've heard lots of great things.
  • Awesome view, great hike along the water or walk along the rock beach. Playground is one of the best around, too. This is one of my all time favorite places. Go after 5pm for free parking or when it is off season.
  • This place is awesome. Just took my three year old to see octanuts. We come here in the winter time to the science center to get out of the house for something different. In the summer it's a great place to hang with kids and explore. Four seasons of fun.

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