Your Gateway to Great 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

Wednesday Watershed Walks

Wednesday Watershed Walks

Join the Great Bay Changemaker Program and conservation groups from around the Seacoast for a series of Wednesday Watershed Walks. Explore local lands and learn how each property helps protect the health of our waterways.

New Map is Your Guide to the Coast

New Map is Your Guide to the Coast

The New Hampshire coast is full of adventures, especially if you know where to look! The Coastal Access Map is your guide to 90 places to kayak, walk, swim, fish, and play along the rivers, bays, and beaches that make this region one of our state’s gems.

Crommet Creek

Crommet Creek

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

Experiences

Wednesday Watershed Walks

Wednesday Watershed Walks

Join the Great Bay Changemaker Program and conservation groups from around the Seacoast for a series of Wednesday Watershed Walks. Explore local lands and learn how each property helps protect the health of our waterways.

New Map is Your Guide to the Coast

New Map is Your Guide to the Coast

The New Hampshire coast is full of adventures, especially if you know where to look! The Coastal Access Map is your guide to 90 places to kayak, walk, swim, fish, and play along the rivers, bays, and beaches that make this region one of our state’s gems.

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.

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.

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