One of the goals of the Town’s Master Plan is to create a Town forest in the White’s Lane/Twelve Share area. “Twelve Share,” is named after the original 12 shares of land granted by the King of England to the first settlers of the area. The Town of Hampton accumulated several small properties in this area over the years and with the help of the Conservation Commission, it has grown substantially. It is a goal of the Conservation Commission to have a trail that allows residents to walk from Ice Pond to Mill Road.
Hurd Farm Easement
The Hurd Farm has frontage on Timber Swamp and Towle Farm Roads in Hampton and Hampton Falls with 135 (more or less) acres of the land in Hampton. It is a mix of farmland, forests, wetlands and more than one mile of river frontage on the Taylor River. An agricultural conservation agreement on the property guarantees that the most important farm soils will never be developed. A water quality and recreational preservation agreement on the lands along the river protect water resources, and provide for permanent public recreational access.
The land is available to the public for passive recreation, such as:
Batchelder Farm Easement
The historic Batchelder Farm has frontage on Exeter Road and contains approximately 120 acres of scenic farmland, uplands, and wetlands on the west side of Hampton. The land is available to the public for passive recreation, such as:
Town of Hampton owns 25.53 contiguous acres around and including the 10-acre Ice Pond. This area contains wetlands, lightly forested wetlands, and uplands. During the summer of 2009, Seacoast Youth Services of Seabrook added two handicapped accessible trails.