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Odiorne Point State Park, Rye

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great place for hiking for a few hours - definitely not a place for thin sandals or flip flops - many of the trails are rocky, some with loose gravel, others covered with twigs and roots. I took other...  read more »
  • This is a wonderful easy bike ride with both paved and unpaved but solid trails for bike riding or hiking! Incredible ocean views, and even more exciting history of the military importance of Odiorne ...  read more »
  • I can't say a contrary word about spending the day at Odiorne. For a nominal fee one can park, bike and walk along picturesque trails, benefit from traveling docents giving sealife lessons along the r...  read more »
  • Beautiful park on the rocky shore. Great for school field trips, families with kids to explore tidal pools and the nature center with lots of educational and hands-on exhibits. Great views, gift shop and playground. Great place to bring a picnic.
  • Great views and a great place to go for a walk. Educational and historical place. The interactive elements are fun too for adults or children.
  • Great place for people of all ages! What a hidden gem. If your driving by make sure you stop in to visit.
  • Amazing view, cool science museum with live fish, and even some you can touch. Great location for picnic. Decent playground.
  • The park was clean and beautiful. Parking was easy and the rocks were pretty fun to climb on. Worth a visit
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