It's hard to believe when you're out on Dube's Pond that you're just a short ten-minute drive from Manchester. Dube's Pond is so picturesque and peaceful. When my husband and I kayaked here on a weekday in July 2007, we saw only one other small boat. There's limited shoreline development and virtually no traffic noise.
At first, Dube's Pond seems small, but it actually has many coves and islands to explore, some with blueberry bushes. In summer, you'll see fragrant waterlilies and sundew tufts, along with other water plants.
We saw some beautiful blue herons and a large heron rookery at the far end of the pond. (Please keep your distance from the rookery.) While we didn't see any beaver activity, we did see some lodges.
Paddling and exploring Dube's Pond is just a wonderful way to spend a few tranquil hours on a summer's day.
There are no facilities here. There's a small picnic area at the boat launch, but we weren't sure if this was for public use.
From Manchester, take Routes 3/28 north and turn right onto Route 27. The boat access is on the left, 2.3 miles beyond the junction with Bypass 28. Parking is across the road on Whitehall Road.
Resources: "Quiet Water New Hampshire and Vermont"
by John Hayes & Alex Wilson