Trip report

GET FIT HIKE #1: LAKE MASSABESIC

Half Day Hike DATE: 04/16/2022 - 04/16/2022

Trip/Event Location: MANCHESTER, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Our first of four GetFit Hikes to get fit for summer hiking! Our Lake Massabesic Hike is a 4.7 mile hike leading to Battery and Blueberry Points with good views across Lake Massabesic good for all

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We are meeting at Massabesic Audubon Center at 24 Audubon Way, Auburn NH.

  • From I-93 and points west and north and south of Manchester, take Exit 7 to Route 101 East (Seacoast). Watch for the Audubon signs.
  • Take Exit 1 and go south onto Route 28 By-pass. Travel 1/8 miles to the traffic circle.
  • Proceed half way through the circle, continuing on the Route 28 By-pass. You’ll see Lake Massabesic on your left.
  • Travel 1.9 miles to Spofford Road. Turn left onto Spofford Road for 1/4 mile.
  • Turn left onto Audubon Way (on the corner as Spofford Road veers right).

The parking lot is on the left, opposite the Center. We'll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma. 


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

We took the 3.7 mile Lake Massebesic Trail from the Audubon Center in Manchester. It was a cloudy start and it did not rain on our Easter Parade led by our bunny mascot! We first took a side trip to visit the Osprey Viewing Blind and the beautiful Blueberry Point with terrific views of the lake.  

We returned to the main trail and then bushwhacked along the shoreline of the lake where we found a delightful ledge for lunch! Our intrepid bunnies continued on Battery Point with the best views of the day. Although we were right outside of Manchester it felt like we were in the middle of the White Mountains! One of our favorite hikes in Manchester. Great camaraderie with our group – never at a loss for conversations. Happy Easter to all!

~ Mike and Jon

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Once again, Mike and Jon organized an event of fun and laughter, while we eased our way into the GO 2022 season of events!

They even arranged for the weather to cooperate, holding back the predicted rainfall until we completed our agenda. Nice!!

We hopped along the trails.......most times following the rabbit ears which led our way......

A basket of Easter Joy!

Thank YOUS!

~ Paul

 

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Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
HikerBiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Londonderry, NH


United States
Moving forward fm RI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Smithfield, RI


United States
SEBill

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
SEALI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
Mark S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
Cblaiz

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
XTERRAMAN03053

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Londonderry, NH


United States
JMitch

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Buzzards Bay, MA


United States
fredthys

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Weymouth, MA


United States
lbotta

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


New London, NH


United States
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