The Town of Hampton is located 30 km (19 mi.) northeast of Saint John. A small, friendly community set amid Lower River Passage and amid rolling hills, waterways, farmland, marsh and wildlife, with unique points of interest. The Kennebecasis River runs through Hampton, a perfect opportunity for canoeing, kayaking or boating of any kind. Local rentals are available for paddlers or pontoon-boat rides.
Plan on doing some hiking, biking, or birding while in this area as well. The 12-hectare (30-acre) Dutch Point Park has walking and cycling trails, and at the Lighthouse River Centre, complete with picnic area, wharf and boat launch, interpretive panels provide information on the natural, historical and cultural history of the town. The beautiful Trans Canada Trail also runs through Hampton.
Hampton’s heritage buildings take you back in time and our welcoming people will make you feel at home. The Town Square has been brought back to its former glory with a new playground, park area, and Pavilion.
The town’s vibrant arts community of talented musicians, authors, photographers, sculptors, painters, jewelers, potters, woodworkers and other craft disciplines offer visitors a feast for all the senses. Consider participating in the Kings County Studio Tour, where you can meet the artists in their studios.
Hampton is also proud to be the birthplace of John Peters Humphrey, who wrote the first draft of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1947 and who later founded both Amnesty International Canada and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation. Hooper Studios created the Credo Monument in front of the Courthouse in his honour.
The area’s abundance of activities provides year-round enjoyment. So come and you will be welcomed in Hampton... “It’s Our Nature!”