Stratham Hill Park

The town of Stratham, New Hampshire keeps a decommissioned fire tower in use as an observation platform for anyone who takes the five-minute walk from the Stratham Park parking lot. It’s convenient for a quick stop anytime I’m heading over to Portsmouth or Rye via NH Route 33.


Stratham Hill Tower (all photos in this post by Ellen Kolb)


This marker adorns a rock along the trail that leads to the tower. Phillips Exeter Academy is about six miles from the park.


At the base of the tower is a large circular marker naming the hills and mountains visible in the distance.


Looking toward Portsmouth.


A panoramic view, with Great Bay visible at left.