The Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge In New Hampshire Is So Well-Hidden, It Feels Like One Of The State’s Best Kept Secrets

Tucked away along the eastern shore of New Hampshire’s Great Bay in Newington, the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge was formerly a weapons storage area at Pease Air Force Base. Established as a refuge in 1992, Great Bay is now a protected home for some of the state’s most beautiful native wildlife. Open to the public for hiking, biking, hunting, and more, Great Bay is the perfect refuge for both animals and people who want to appreciate all the natural beauty New Hampshire’s seacoast has to offer.

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The Great Bay Wildlife Refuge is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the solitude and serenity of nature. Is is open to the public most days from dawn to dusk. You can learn more about Great Bay on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.

Address: Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire, USA