Kayaking, Hiking, & More at Pawtuckaway State Park

With places like Odiorne State Park, Hampton Beach, and the Fuller Gardens, not to mention all the many things to do in Exeter, NH to enjoy while you’re on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, you won’t have a moment to be bored. If you’re looking for even more adventure and beautiful scenery, head to Pawtuckaway State Park, inland from our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire by about 20 minutes. 

Unlike Odiorne State Park, which affords visitors access to the stunning coastline of New Hampshire, Pawtuckaway State Park affords visitors an entirely different nature-focused experience inland from the coast. This park is filled with gorgeous hiking trails through the forests and extensive waterways, perfect for kayaking – and so much more. 

Pawtuckaway State Park is truly a gem in the New Hampshire State Park system, and it’s easily within reach when you stay with us at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire. Our stunning New Hampshire Inn is in downtown Exeter, across from the historic Bandstand. We offer guests uncompromising elegance, an upscale dining experience, and unbeatable hospitality. Book your room today! 

kayaking the beautiful lake at Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire

An Afternoon at Pawtuckaway State Park

With an impressive 5,000 acres of space to enjoy and a diverse range of landscapes to experience, there’s something for everyone at Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire. It’s one of the largest New Hampshire State Parks in the southern part of the state and includes access to Pawtuckaway Lake and the Pawtuckaway Mountains.

From hiking and wildlife viewing to kayaking and enjoying a day at the lakefront beach, there are plenty of fantastic things to do at Pawtuckaway State Park. Parking is limited at Pawtuckaway State Park, so if you plan to come for the day, we encourage you to make parking, hiking, and/or beach reservations in advance to secure your spot. 

There are several fantastic hiking trails at Pawtuckaway State Park, including a mountaintop lookout tower that affords visitors superb views of the surrounding Seacoast. To access the lookout tower, you’ll hike 2.4 miles to the summit of South Mountain on the Mountain Trail.

Other great hiking trails at Pawtuckaway State Park include the Fundy Trail, which meanders through a beautiful marsh, and the Boulder Field, where you’ll see several glacial erratics. There are, of course, several other fantastic trails worth exploring in Pawtuckaway State Park. 

If you’d rather spend time at Pawtuckaway State Park on or near the water, head to Pawtuckaway Lake. You can rent single or tandem kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for day use on the lake, which is a truly spectacular way to enjoy the scenery of this magnificent park. They are $85 for a full day and $50 for a half day. 

There’s also a large public beach at Pawtuckaway State Park that is perfect for swimming, picnicking, and enjoying the warmth of the summer sun. It’s a popular place to be on a warm summer day, so advance reservations and getting there early enough in the day will ensure you have a fun day ahead. 

However you choose to enjoy your time at Pawtuckaway State Park, we know you’ll have a fantastic time! It’s one of the many gems on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. For an entirely different experience, return to this gorgeous park during the fall, when the foliage views from the lookout tower are at their peak. The colorful beauty will render you speechless! 

After venturing out to Pawtuckaway State Park, return to our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire for an unparalleled evening of relaxation

Relax and Unwind at our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire

As breathtaking and fun as a summer afternoon kayaking or hiking around Pawtuckaway State Park will be, it’s just one of the fantastic New Hampshire State Parks nearby. It’s also just one of the many jewels of the New Hampshire Seacoast that you can enjoy while staying with us at our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire.

Visitors from all over New England flock to the New Hampshire Seacoast to experience this remarkable area’s unparalleled beauty and history. With charming towns like Exeter at the forefront of their getaway, we can hardly blame them! Of course, any great escape also demands plenty of relaxation – and that’s where our #1-rated Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire comes in! 

Our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire is one of the top romantic getaways in the state. We offer several elegant and upscale guest rooms, each outfitted with refined decor and abundant amenities. You’ll also find one of the best Exeter, New Hampshire Restaurants onsite. Of course, throughout your stay, you’ll also enjoy our friendly and detail-oriented hospitality, ensuring your summer getaway in New Hampshire is precisely as you envisioned. There’s no better place to stay on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. 

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. If you’re ready to experience an elevated getaway like no other, book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire today! 

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