New Hampshire’s Lake Massabesic is the water supply for the city of Manchester. As such it is not open to swimming, paddle boarding or other activities where you come into direct contact with the water. That does not mean however that it is not a prime spot for such activities as boating, fishing, sailing or just relaxing on the shore enjoying the view. There are several areas to stop and gain access to the lake.
There is a nice park on the NH Route 28 bypass that is popular for its relaxing views of the lake.
Directly opposite the landing on the other side of the road is a nice playground and picnic facility the Circle of Fun Playground.
A short ways up the road is a small memorial to New Hampshire veterans.
Continuing up route 121 you will come to the remains of the Griffin Mill Site situated on a small stream running into Lake Massabesic.