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Rye, New Hampshire

Sunken Forests of Rye

Stumps of an Ice Age forest, visible only at low tide. 

In two places along New Hampshire’s coast, if the tide is right, you can see the remains of a forest drowned when the glaciers retreated.

One of the stump fields—just to the north of Jenness Beach—can only be seen when tides are extremely low (or by divers). The Drowned Forest off Odiorne Point is easier to see, as it’s in slightly shallower water.

Know Before You Go

Take Rte. 1A south from Portsmouth, NH.