Odiorne Point
photo by Christy Labrie

Odiorne Point State Park

570 Ocean Blvd.
Rye, NH 03870

Odiorne Point in Rye, NH, identified by historians as the site where the first European settler, David Thomson, landed in 1623, today is a 330-acre state park. It offers extensive trails, dense vegetation, excellent views of the Atlantic, a playground, picnic tables, the remains of military fortifications, and the Seacoast Science Center.

Hours:Dawn to dusk
Cost:In season: $4 adults; $2 ages 6-11; free for kids under 6 and NH residents over 65