Odiorne Point State Park
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Odiorne Point, the largest undeveloped stretch of shore on New Hampshire's 18-mile coast, offers lots of fun for nature-lovers: picknicking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, nature walking, cross-country skiing, and more! Just three miles south of Portsmouth on Route 1A in Rye, Odiorne boasts water frontage as well as a variety of natural habitats.
Visitors can explore tide pools, a rocky shoreline, a pebble beach, fresh water and salt marshes, sand dunes, and dense forests. Children and adults alike will love exploring Odiorne Point.
During the day, visitors can enjoy picnics, scenic views of the ocean and shore, a paved bike path, hiking trails, and even a playground on the far side of the park.
The Seacoast Science Center is located within Odiorne Point, though a separate fee is charged for admission.
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, weather permitting
There is a $3.00 entrance fee, though children 12 and under are free. A boat launch is available for $5.00.
Route 1A, Rye, NH, 03870 map
Phone: (603) 436-7406
From I-93: To Route 101 east to I-95 North to exit 5, Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Go 1/4 around the circle to Route 1 By-Pass south to Route 1 south. Take a left onto 1A south at the traffic lights at Elwyn Road. Follow Route 1A south for several miles and Odiorne State Park will be on the left.
From I-95: I-95 North to exit 5, Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Go 1/4 around the circle to Route 1 By-Pass south to Route 1 south. Take a left onto 1A south at the traffic lights at Elwyn Road. Follow Route 1A south for several miles and Odiorne State Park will be on the left.
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