Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: Your Gateway to the Bay

3,500+ Hours

Contributed by volunteers each year

1,000,000+ Data Points

Tracking water quality and more every year

10,000+ Acres

Protected public lands and open water

Find Your Place on Great Bay

Somewhere in the 10,000+ acres protected by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a place for you. Enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, and birding. Study in a classroom that spans open water, marshes, fields, and forests. Connect to the natural wonder of Great Bay.

Places

Crommet Creek

Crommet Creek

Enjoy a hike, take in the freshwater overlook, and keep an eye out for one of our resident beavers.

Community Wildlife Garden

Community Wildlife Garden

Enjoy the fruits of volunteer power in this lovely garden next to Stratham’s Chapman’s Landing.

Adams Point

Adams Point

Picnic, hike, and harvest oysters on this historic peninsula extending into the narrows of Great Bay.

Experiences

Osprey Cam

Osprey Cam

Watch the migratory osprey return to nest and rear their chicks at our Discovery Center LIVE online.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

Located on the North Atlantic Flyway, our Reserve offers many opportunities to spot birds and wildlife.

Hiking

Hiking

Forests, salt marshes, and mudflats, oh my! We have many habitats to discover and trails to explore them.

Hunting & Fishing

Hunting & Fishing

Join a tradition of responsible hunting and fishing that has existed on Great Bay for generations.

Our Mission

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve provides place-based science, data, education programs, workshops, and technical assistance to help understand and protect the lands and waters that are the cultural and economic heart of communities in New Hampshire’s Great Bay watershed. We are a resource for anyone who wants to connect with others to protect the Great Bay.

Stay in Touch

Keep current on our work to support you and your communities. Subscribe to Great Bay Matters, our newsletter, and updates from the Great Bay Stewards.

Coming up at the Great Bay Reserve

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