Lake Massabesic Trail

Loop • 4 mi • 60 ft

Located minutes from Manchester, northern New England’s largest city, the Massabesic Audubon Sanctuary boasts 130 acres of fields and forests owned and managed by New Hampshire Audubon. From the parcel’s nature center a 1.5-mile interpretive trail loops around the property through many diverse habitats. The loop provides access to additional trails that lead to the end of scenic Battery Point. The combination of trails is ideal for a half-day adventure of leisurely hiking and wildlife observation. The shoreline and end of Battery Point is owned and managed by the Manchester Water Works, and there is a seamless transition from Audubon to Water Works land. Both organizations have a cooperative management agreement on the whole of Battery Point that includes a no-hunting policy
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Auburn
Length: 4 total miles
Elevation Gain: 60 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 295 feet
Top Elevation: 310 feet
Local Contacts: New Hampshire Audubon
Local Maps: USGS Derry and Candia
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Nice location for snowshoeing, too. Great place for winter afternoon.


I go here and hike around the lake quite often. It is a fun place. Mostly flat.

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