Since its founding in 1861, Hampton Township, named after Moses Hampton, a respected judge and member of Congress, has evolved into a thriving professional community with lots of green spaces to boot.
Home to numerous events, the Hampton Community Center feels like the heartbeat of the community. There, you can play pickleball, volleyball, badminton, and basketball, you can swim and learn how to dance, do yoga, tai chi, or Zumba, or exercise in the Fitness Area. You can visit the Hampton Community Library between classes and activities and let your mind learn something new. The 195-acre Hampton Community Park encompasses pavilions for picnicking and grilling, which can be used rain or shine, multiple sports courts and fields where tennis, soccer, baseball, street hockey, and volleyball can be enjoyed, as well as nature trails, Rachel Carson Trail being one of them. Honoring the author of Silent Spring and early environmentalist, this is a 45-mile treat for hikers and runners. If you haven’t done geocaching, try it here and see how you like it.
Hampton also includes a portion of Hartwood Acres, originally a spectacular country estate (check out the mansion tour), now a site for walkers, bikers, runners, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers but also a venue for beloved summer outdoor concert series. Watch the 2022 Netflix Pale Blue Eye and try to spot shots of the Hartwood Stables and the Mansion.
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If you’re interested in what life looked like in Colonial times, visit the Depreciation Lands Museum, quiz the costumed docents on the village life and stroll along the grounds consisting of the 1837 Pine Creek Covenanter Church, its cemetery, a log house and herb garden, a replica of a school, an operating blacksmith shop, among other attractions.
If you’re a golfer, explore your favorite pastime at Wildwood Golf Club or Pine Creek Golf Center. For shops and services go to the expanding commercial district along Pennsylvania Route 8.