Directions to the Retail Shop and Offices
Driving and parking directions are at the bottom of this page, or click on this link for Google directions: 60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Directions to the Dock and Gundalow
The Piscataqua sails from our dock at Prescott Park, at the end of Water Street. There is not a GPS coordinate for Water Street, but you may enter our gift shop location of 60 Marcy Street on your GPS. Water Street is an alley approximately 50 yards down the street from our gift shop, and across the street from the restaurant Mombo. The dock is located at the end of Water Street. If you are unable to find the dock, please go to our gift shop at 60 Marcy Street and we will point you in the right direction.
Driving Directions to Portsmouth and the Gundalow Co.
From Concord, NH area, take Rt 4 East to Portsmouth Traffic Circle, then I-95 N to Exit 7
From North of Portsmouth, take I-95 South to Exit 7
From South of Portsmouth, take I-95 North to Exit 7
From Exit 7: At the end of the ramp, head south toward the center of Portsmouth: left if coming from the north, right if coming from the south. Proceed approximately one mile, through one traffic light, to a yellow blinking light. At this blinking light veer to the right onto Russell St.(by the Sheraton). At the stop sign at the end of Russell Street, turn right. At the next intersection, make a left turn onto Maplewood Ave. Stay in the left lane and go through 2 sets of lights. At the third set of lights take a left onto State Street. Get into the right-hand lane on State Street. Go through 2 sets of lights and continue to the stop sign where State St. intersects with Marcy St. Take a right onto Marcy St. – Prescott Park is on your left hand side. For parking, continue past the park and turn left on to Mechanic St. and cross the bridge to Peirce Island. The first lot on the left is just for the fishing fleet, the lot on the right is just for the boat launch . . . anything beyond that is fair game.
Portsmouth Parking Directions
Click on the “P” to visit Park Portsmouth Website.
Here are several possible options:
1. The Public Parking Garage on Hanover Street in downtown Portsmouth. Parking fee is $.75 per hour. From there you’ll have a walk of about one half mile, travelling over Market Street, Bow Street, and Chapel Street, turn left at the intersection of Chapel and State Streets. Use the pedestrian crossing markings to the other side of State Street, head toward the river and turn right on Marcy Street. Pass the Gundalow office and continue on to Water Street on your left. Walk down Water Street to the river’s edge where you’ll see the gundalow at dock.
2. Proceed to Prescott Park, on the river side of Marcy Street. If you use a GPS and plug in the coordinates you’ll easily arrive at the Park. Just past the large flagpole turn left onto Mechanic Street. Drive over the bridge to Peirce Island; proceed past the commercial fishing dock (no public parking). Continuing on you’ll see a parking lot for “Four Tree Island.” Further along on your left there is perpendicular parking. Your walk back to the park and dock site should take between 10 and 15 minutes.
3. Metered parking is $1 per hour, strictly monitored time limits. On a one-hour meter, the overtime for the first hour is $10, the second hour is $20 and the third hour is $10.
There is limited handicap parking in the area.Download Directions to the Gundalow Dock