Walking Tour Guides of Exeter
Swasey Parkway is a wonderful walk along the river in Exeter. Additionally, enjoy the walking and biking tours listed below. Exeter is rich with history and historic markers around town. For the sports enthusiasts Exeter also offers golfing and kayaking.
Walking Trail by the River
On the trail across the river from Swasey Parkway you will see the historic 1771 Powder House, the Pavilion and possibly our local herons and bald eagles. It is a dirt trail that is easy to access and walk, located by the mill apartments downtown.
Founders Park Sculpture by artist Emile Birch
Take a walk through Founders Park downtown located between the Great Dam Bridge marker and the public library. The sculpture was created in 1988 to mark the 350th anniversary of Exeter's founding in 1638. It memorializes primary founders; John Wheelwright, John Phillips, Nicholas Gilman and Native American Wehanonowit.
Exeter Great Dam historic marker
The meeting of the Exeter and Squamscott Rivers attracted both Native and European peoples to this site in Exeter. The dams powered the large textile mill built in 1830. Diverse workers were part of the new fabric in the community. The marker is located in Founders Park.
Exeter Powder House Walking Tour Guide & Map -
or you may prefer a bicycle
You will find this walking tour guide and map downtown behind the Exeter Mill apartments by the Powder House. The dirt trail winds around the pond and continues around the Town of Exeter. You may spot our bald eagle flying around. Bicycling through our town is another great option.