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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2009, 09:45:04 am »

Thanks Keith and Anton for the clarity, my bad(!)  It seems like they are in Portsmouth when you're here.   I wonder if Newington is the smallest "city" in NH? But that does give me an idea...

53.  Newington.  Pease International Tradeport (Airport)
       http://www.peasedev.org/pease/airport.asp

      Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
       http://www.fws.gov/Refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=53570

      (and the Mall and Wal Mart that seem like they are in Portsmouth).
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2009, 11:09:36 am »

54.  The Isles of Shoals, nine rocky isles six miles off the New Hampshire and Maine coast, were announced to the Western world in 1614 by Capt. John Smith, of
       Pocahantas fame.   Privately owned but you can take day trips.

       http://www.portsmouthnh.com/thingstodo/todoDetail.cfm?TodoID=2&CategoryID=4

55.  Boating/Crusies.  12 Excursion Boating companies to choose from.  Deep Sea Fishing, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Sailing and Charter.
     
       http://www.portsmouthnh.com/thingstodo/todoDetail.cfm?TodoID=2&CategoryID=4

56.  Albacore Museum.    The USS Albacore, the prototype for modern submarines, was built in Portsmouth and has been converted into a museum. Portsmouth.
       (603) 436-3680

      http://www.portsmouthnh.com/thingstodo/todoDetail.cfm?TodoID=15&CategoryID=4

57.  Children's Museum of New Hampshire.  Dozens of interactive exhibits and activities for children in a new location. Dover. (603) 742-2002

       http://www.portsmouthnh.com/thingstodo/todoDetail.cfm?TodoID=9&CategoryID=4
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2009, 11:14:41 am »

58.  Seacoast Science Center.  Located on Odiorne Point where New Hampshire's first settler landed, the Science Center offers extensive programs and exhibits in 
       marine education. Located in Rye (7 miles south of Portsmouth). (603) 436-8043

59.  Water Country.  Got waterslides?   NEW ENGLANDS's largest water park.  (603) 427-1111

      www.watercountry.com

60.  Breweries.  Redhook Brewery.  The largest brewery in the Seacoast offers tours daily. (603) 430-8600 
       35 Corporate Drive
      Pease International Tradeport
      Portsmouth, NH 03801
      http://www.redhook.com/Default.aspx?p=37
     
       Smuttynose Brewery - Tours 
       225 Heritage Ave • Portsmouth NH 03801
       603•436•4026
       http://www.smuttynose.com/

      And Portsmouth Brewery/Restaurant. a sister business of Smuttynose.  Located in the heart of downtown, big glass windows in front with a large beer mug hanging above the   
      door and they're always busy. 
      56 Market Street • Portsmouth NH 03801
      603-431-1115
   
      http://www.portsmouthbrewery.com/
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2009, 02:11:29 pm »

now this is a sort of list that is factual and has a lot of good information.  Way to go Markus!
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2009, 02:25:47 pm »


59.  Water Country.  Got waterslides?   NEW ENGLANDS's largest water park.  (603) 427-1111

       http://www.watercountry.com/

Wow, this place looks way too fun.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2009, 02:50:31 pm »

now this is a sort of list that is factual and has a lot of good information.  Way to go Markus!

I totally agree Markus.  You have done a wonderful job highlighting many of the great things about
Portsmouth.  I do believe it is important to  keep in mind Portsmouth is less than a quarter the size of
Manchester, so highlighting things that are within 20-30 minutes of Portsmouth doesn't seem to be
a stretch.  That would include, Dover, Rochester, Hampton, New Castle, Epping, Exeter, and dare I
say Seabrook  :), just to name a few of the many lovely towns, and cities within easy access of Portsmouth.

I do believe Prescott Park deserves to stand alone.  It has been my experience that Prescott is a lovely little
park, a great place to just hang out, and during the warmer months, something is going on almost every week,  Musical events, plays, political events, and it even has a boat dock.

61 Prescott Park.
tp://www.yelp.com/biz/prescott-park-portsmouth

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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2009, 06:22:31 pm »

The Wal-Mart and mall are actually in a border town, but I understand what you did there.

OK, got it.  The Regular Wal Mart is in Newington (right on the line of Portsmouth) and the Super Wal Mart is located in Portsmouth. 
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2009, 06:26:30 pm »

now this is a sort of list that is factual and has a lot of good information.  Way to go Markus!

Nice addition Dave! Thanks Anton and Dave, it's fun.  Well, I"m burning daylight.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2009, 06:28:23 pm »

The Wal-Mart and mall are actually in a border town, but I understand what you did there.

OK, got it.  The Regular Wal Mart is in Newington (right on the line of Portsmouth) and the Super Wal Mart is located in Portsmouth. 

Yeah.  About the mall, I thought it was in Portsmouth too at first.  It's on the toll road b/t Portsmouth and Dover.  Newington has quite a few stores.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2009, 06:53:44 pm »

62.  York Wild Kingdom.  York's Wild Kingdom offers a variety of family rides, paddle boats, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a petting zoo, scenic picnic grounds and a 
       haunted house. Educational learning sessions take place throughout the day and Maine's only White Bengal Tiger will amaze and delight everyone.   
       York is located just over 14 miles from downtown Portsmouth, it takes about 25 minutes to get there.

       http://www.yorkzoo.com/

63.  Lots of Kayak Rental Companies.

       Eastern Mountain Sports ,Portsmouth. (603) 334-6141, Plum Island Kayak, 38R Merrimac St. Newburyport. (978) 462-5510, Portsmouth
       Kayak Adventures, Portsmouth. (603) 559-1000  Putnam's Ski & Snowboard Shop, 2998 Lafayette Road, Rt. 1. Portsmouth. (603) 431-7764
       Seacoast Kayak 210 Ocean Blvd./Route 1A, Seabrook, NH. (603) 474-1025 Seabrook. (603) 474-1025 
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2009, 06:56:23 pm »

Actually Newington has a great little history of promoting business to keep the taxes down for the locals, but that is a story for a different thread.

64...Portsmouth the first settlement in NH.  Ok for those who are into factual data.  Dover and Portsmouth have been fighting since 1623, as to who is really first, both claim number one! :)  For the sake of this thread, let's give it to Portsmouth! :)
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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2009, 06:59:31 pm »

65.  The Great Bay National Estauarine Research Reserve.

    The Great Bay Discovery Center (formerly known as Sandy Point) serves as the conservation-education headquarters for the Great Bay Reserve. A universally accessible  trail and boardwalk allow visitors to explore a variety of habitats including upland hardwood forests, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh and mudflats. Visitors can stand on the deck of a 19th century gundalow replica or wander through the native gardens surrounding the center. Birders find the Discovery Center an excellent location to watch for Great Bay's wintering eagle population, migratory warblers, waterfowl, and locally nesting pairs of osprey.  There's also a childrens touch tank where kids can get there hands wet with lobsters,

http://www.greatbay.org/

(too bad it's not privately run!)
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2009, 07:00:35 pm »

Actually Newington has a great little history of promoting business to keep the taxes down for the locals, but that is a story for a different thread.

64...Portsmouth the first settlement in NH.  Ok for those who are into factual data.  Dover and Portsmouth have been fighting since 1623, as to who is really first, both claim number one! :)  For the sake of this thread, let's give it to Portsmouth! :)

That's interesting.  Wikapedia had Dover down as first.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2009, 07:03:46 pm »

66.  Odiorne Point State Park
       The largest undeveloped stretch on New Hampshire's coastline, Odiorne Point State Park's 330 acres are open year-round for boating, fishing, hiking, biking, nature   
       walks, cross-country skiing and picnicing.  Located in Rye, just south of Portsmouth.

      http://www.nhstateparks.com/odiorne.html


EDIT:  This is reason number 77.  Stay tuned for 66's replacement!
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2009, 07:07:38 pm »

The Wal-Mart and mall are actually in a border town, but I understand what you did there.

OK, got it.  The Regular Wal Mart is in Newington (right on the line of Portsmouth) and the Super Wal Mart is located in Portsmouth. 

Yeah.  About the mall, I thought it was in Portsmouth too at first.  It's on the toll road b/t Portsmouth and Dover.  Newington has quite a few stores.

I've lived here forever and I always had to be corrected as a child that it was in Newington not Portsmouth.  It's some sort of inclination to think it's in Portsmouth.  IMO I've found that the common consensus was that it was in Portsmouth too.  =O)

Awesome info too Dave.  This thread is coming out nicely.  

as for Great Bay. . . it's kinda neat and since I usually like to go off trails when I"m walking public land (geez I didn't know where i was going duh huh) I found tons of signs stating that you're entering private government property and stuff.  Its fun to check out stuff at Pease.  I found an old road that was blocked off and had tons of old environmental wells in the woods.  It's a neat place if you like historical looks and paths.
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