Great Bay Discovery Center

Greenland, NH
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 4    Average: 4.3/5]

A short path through the woods leads out to this exceptionally scenic salt marsh on Great Bay. Go down the stairs near the back of the building and turn left on to the trail. Look for the boat displays and kiosk. Along the boardwalk, signs will inform you about the wildlife and plant life that inhabits the wetland. One plant, the feather-tufted common reed, has not been discovered anywhere else in the state. The end of the boardwalk forms a loop around a stand of trees. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the bay view. The Discovery center is open from May to October, but the grounds are open year round. Please note that restrooms and drinking fountains may only be available seasonally. 

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Camping Nearby, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail offers a boardwalk out to scenic views of the salt marsh.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking lot is at the Discovery Center

Trail Contributor

[Total: 4    Average: 4.3/5]

Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

Trail Head


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Getting There

Trailhead is located at Great Bay Discovery Center on Depot Road in Stratham, NH. Depot Road leaves Rt. 33 1.5 miles east of Rt. 108. Drive 0.9 miles down Depot Road, turn left to stay on the road, and continue 0.1 miles to the Great Bay Discovery Center.