Waterside camping near Manchester

Manchester offers easy access to adventures on both land and water.

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Waterfront Woodsy Glamping

5 sites · Lodging27 acres · Bennington, NH
Find some info and links to a few of the unique accommodations on our property, in Southern NH, which is 27 acres on the Contoocook River and Powder Mill Pond. Be it swimming, kayaking, boating, sunning, hiking, biking, or fishing; spectacular fall foliage, and bird watching or winter sports like skiing, boarding, ice skating, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing,....take time out to enjoy what nature has to offer to the fullest, right here in your new backyard. Explore nature’s wonderland; starting with 27 acres of woods and waterfront beauty on Powder Mill Pond and the Contoocook River. During the warmer weather, you can hop in one of the kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats, (on-site for a small rental fee), sunbathe on the refreshing 30 ft. lily pad, or simply relax in the swing or hammock looking out over Mount Monadnock. During the winter, cross country ski, ice skate or fish or strap-on a pair of the complimentary snowshoes, ...while year round, enjoy sharing s’mores and stories by the fire pit!
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Browns Ridge Family Farm!

5 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Ossipee, NH
We are one of the first farms in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and was originally the first stage coach stop for the area. Our house built in 1750s and at one point had hundreds of acres passed down which were passed down from a kings grant The original area was named after the original settlers, the Browns. Our house was also tavern in the beginning. This property has only passed hands through 4 families and remained with the Browns for most of its life. It has stayed as a farm for most of its tenure. We own 40 acres of pasture and woods and would love for you to come stay!
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Forest & farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · Acton, ME
Learn more about this land:Lakes & ocean within 10 to 20 min Trails for hiking & horses Fishing lakes streams or ocean historical sights Many local businesses sharing the taste of Maine
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South Sutton Get Away

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Bradford, NH
This camper is 10 years old, kept in immaculate condition by the owners who used it while searching for their retirement home. The property surrounding the camp site includes a brook running along a walkway acessable from the camper and gardens with a view of Meeting House Hill a small mountain overlooking South Sutton. Also on the property was a NH sugar house, converted to a Christmas Craft Barn for many years, presently being renovated into a yoga studio. You’ll be awakened by birds and other wildlife and the occasional log truck rolling through nearby Rte. 114. A walk to the center of the village and quiet friendly neighbors. Learn more about this land: We are located in New Hampshire's lakes region including Keyzer and Sunapee to name a few. Approximately 5 miles to historic Musterfield Farm and Wadleigh State park. Plenty of outdoor activities to choose from including hiking, kayaking, canoeing and boating. Walking distance to Meeting House Hill, a small mountain visible from camp site. Mt. Kearsage nearby provides outdoor picnic areas as well as a 1 mile hike to the Summit.  Knights Hill Nature Park offers info-ventures including Pond/Vernal Pool/Wetland Ecology and viewing butterfly species identification.  Our property includes a small brook and a larger Otter Brook along Roby Road.In winter months many NH snowmobile trails are available to the winter adventurer.
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Waterside camping near Manchester guide

Overview

Lying on the Merrimack River in southern New Hampshire, Manchester promises year-round fun, from hiking and boating on lakes and rivers in summer to skiing and tubing at the city’s McIntyre Ski Area in winter. The city is also an arts and cultural destination that is home to the historic Palace Theatre and Currier Museum. In the heart of New England, Manchester also has a convenient location that’s within an hour’s drive of Boston and the Atlantic Ocean and less than two hours from the White Mountains, Lakes Region, and many other top destinations in Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Where to go

Massabesic Lake

About a 10-minute drive west of downtown, Massabesic Lake covers 2,500 acres and is a popular spot for boating, sailing, and fishing. Around 50 miles of multi-use trails surround the lake for use by hikers and bikers.

Lakes Region

Home to the state’s largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, and Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire's Lakes Region offers an abundance of outdoor activities, from paddling and swimming in the summer to ice fishing and skating in the winter. On the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, camping is available at Ellacoya State Park Campground, an hour’s drive north of Manchester.

White Mountains

The hardwood forests, alpine peaks, and towering mountains of the White Mountains National Forest are less than two hours from Manchester. Within the area, Echo Lake State Park offers canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking, while Crawford Notch State Park has waterfalls and camping at its Dry River Campground.

When to go

While spring and summer are the most popular times to visit, Manchester and its surrounding area are four-season destinations. Summer is perfect for getting out onto the water; fall offers the chance to enjoy the spectacle of the landscape blazing with rich hues as the leaves turn, while winter promises snowy adventures, from skiing to ice fishing.

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