Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This is one of our favorite, easy-to-do walks in New Hampshire’s seacoast area. This local gem, one of more than 560 national wildlife refuges across the country protects more than 580 acres and 6.5 miles of shoreline along the picturesque Great Bay in Newington. Keep your eyes cast in the tall pines or overhead for bald eagles; the refuge is the wintering habitat for bald eagles, as well as a variety of migratory birds. Many state-protected species use the refuge, including common loon, pied-billed grebe, osprey, common tern, and upland sandpiper.
Wildlife is plentiful, too. On our snowshoe hikes we’ve seen wild turkey, white-tailed deer, and red fox. The refuge also serves as New Hampshire’s major wintering habitat for black ducks. It’s always a treat to catch a glimpse of wildlife in natural settings and habitats. But we enjoy our hikes at the refuge as much for the serene and scenic setting. The refuge features two main snowshoeing trails. A shorter, half mile trail meanders gently through woods to picture-perfect Upper Peverly Pond."