Visit Odiorne State Park on the Seacoast of New Hampshire

Though we love quiet days exploring the many great things to do in Exeter, NH, there are also plenty of fantastic things to do on the Seacoast of New Hampshire that are just as wonderful. If you’re looking for a great day admiring the scenic beauty of this area, we highly recommend you visit the beautiful Odiorne State Park. Odiorne State Park is located just outside downtown Portsmouth and can easily be combined with other things to do in the area, including visits to the Strawberry Bank Museum and/or Fuller Gardens

You can also spend an entire day under the warmth of the summer sun at Odiorne State Park, depending on how thoroughly you want to explore the grounds. Regardless of what you do in the area and how you spend your days, we have no doubt you’ll quickly fall in love with the relaxed pace and scenic beauty of this special part of New Hampshire. 

Of course, make sure to plan plenty of rest and relaxation at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire, located in the quaint and historic town of Exeter. Our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire is located just inland from beautiful Hampton Beach and near all the top things to do on the Seacoast. With unparalleled hospitality, it’s the best place to stay in the area. Book your room today! 

Trail to the beach at Odiorne State Park on the Seacoast of New Hampshire

A Day at Odiorne State Park on the Seacoast

Odiorne State Park, located just minutes from downtown Portsmouth, features 135 acres of rocky shorelines on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Odiorne State Park sits at the tip of a small peninsula where World War II Fort Dearborn once stood. The seaside location of this historic New Hampshire State Park makes for an exciting day of exploration, including through various habitats. 

Aside from affording visitors excellent access to beaches and the beautiful rocky shoreline of the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Odiore State Park is also where you’ll find the Seacoast Science Center, where you can enjoy up-close encounters with a variety of sea life. Beyond enjoying sweeping views of the Gulf of Maine, here are some of the top things to do at Odiorne State Park. 

  1. There are miles of hiking and walking trails at Odiorne State Park, many of which are handicap accessible. It’s a great way to thoroughly explore the area and enjoy the expansive coastal views. 
  2. As you walk throughout Odiorne State Park, pay special attention to the seven natural habitats, including woodlands, uplands, a salt marsh, freshwater and salt ponds, a sandy beach, and the rocky shore.
  3. Visit one of the four lighthouses located at Odiorne State Park. From here, you can see lighthouses in Portsmouth Harbor, White Island, Whaleback, and Boon Island, as well as the Wood Island Life Saving Station and a U.S. Life Saving Service Key Post.
  4. Given Odiore State Park was once the site of Fort Dearborn, you don’t want to miss the historic fortifications that are still visible here. Also visible within the park is the First English Settlers Monument.
  5. Launch a boat and enjoy paddling around the quiet waters and inland waterways around Odiorne Point State Park. 

If you happen to time your visit to Odiorne State Park at low tide, it’s a fantastic place to spend time looking at the different sea creatures found throughout the tidal pools. There are also grassy fields and picnic areas to round out a fun and relaxing afternoon at this beautiful New Hampshire State Park. 

Enjoy a great meal and a relaxing stay at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire, located near Odiorne State Park on the Seacoast

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Odiorne State Park is just one of the many fantastic New Hampshire State Parks on or near the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Whether you’ve come here to experience the scenic beauty of this remarkable place, explore the history of charming towns like Exeter or Portsmouth, or simply relax at our beautiful Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire, we’re sure this is going to be your special getaway destination for years to come. 

Our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire is the leading choice for lodging among all hotels and Inns on the Seacoast. We offer a wonderful place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions, and we provide a range of accommodations for everyone from solo travelers to families. With several elegant and upscale guest rooms to choose from, one of the best Exeter, New Hampshire Restaurants onsite, and exceptional hospitality, there’s truly no better place to stay on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. 

If you’re ready to experience the magic of the Seacoast and the casual elegance of one of the best Bed and Breakfasts in New Hampshire, book your room with us today! 

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