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Creek Farm



Once part of the 18th-century farm of royal Governor Benning Wentworth, this coastal hideaway borders the shoreline of tidal Sagamore Creek. The historic Carey Cottage, built in 1887, is newly-renovated and now leased by GoodWork, a nonprofit organization (the building is not currently open to the public). The short trail around the property follows the shoreline past a canoe/kayak launch and a human-made tidal pool. If you come to paddle, haul your craft across the lawn to the put-in, then head left toward Portsmouth Harbor for views of the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion and Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. Or go up Sagamore Creek and stop by BG’s Boat House for a lobster roll. Learn more about the coastal forest habitat at Creek Farm in this blog post: Living on the Edge.

Check this page for the latest news and events happening at Creek Farm, including programs inside the Forest Society Education Center.

Help us care for this property by following these guidelines during your visit:

  • This property is open dawn to dusk
  • Carry out all trash
  • Dogs must remain under control and owners must pack out all dog waste
  • No motorized wheeled vehicles
  • No camping
  • No campfires
  • Hunting and fishing are allowed
  • Leave natural and cultural features undisturbed
Allowed Activities
Dog Walking
Wildlife Watching
Good For

Additional Information

Winter Access

There is plowed parking at this property

400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth


Open dawn to dusk

Visitor Use Guidelines

Full list of use guidelines available HERE