Although the borough of Hampton may be quite small, it is packed with a multitude of green spaces. With nature reserves, neighborhood parks, a dog-friendly campground and two veterinary clinics, Hampton is even more fun to explore when you have your pooch by your side.
One of the most popular parks in Hampton is Hoffman Park, where you will find 354 acres of grasslands and hardwood forests, as well as several ponds sprinkled throughout. With fishing areas, picnic tables, a playground, and a network of paved and gravel paths, it is always fun to spend a few hours in this park.
Another park worth checking out is the Hampton Borough Park. Here, you will find sports facilities, a playground, and multiple picnic areas, as well as beautifully landscaped gardens.
If you need somewhere in Hampton to spend the night with Fido, the Windy Acres Campground is dog-friendly, so long as dogs are kept on a lead when out and about around the grounds. There is plenty to do within the campground itself, from fishing and swimming to canoeing and kayaking, all thanks to the large lake within the grounds.
There is so much to see and do in and around Hampton, making this a destination that your dog will really enjoy.
Located in the heart of Hampton, the Charlestown Road neighborhood is home to the 269 acre Charlestown Reserve, giving you and your pooch plenty of greenery to explore. This reserve is extremely popular for hunting, biking and hiking, as well as bird and wildlife watching, as there are so many species that live within the reserve. The hiking trail within the park is moderate in terms of difficulty level, with the first part of it featuring a challenging hillside climb. Since there are so many animals in the reserve's various habitats, as well as several rare plant species, it is important that you keep your dog on a lead at all times.
Directly adjacent to Hampton is the neighborhood of Franklin Township in Asbury, which provides access to a couple of different parks. The Tower Hill Reserve, which stretches out for 271 acres, is home to a number of different bird species, including Eastern Bluebirds and the American Woodcock, as well as meadows filled with wildflowers. The best way to explore the reserve is by taking the one mile hiking trail that snakes its way around the edges of the meadows. If all of that was not enough, the Jugtown Mountain Reserve can also be accessed from this neighborhood. This nature preserve features 262 acres of forests, pools and fields, with a few different hiking trails to choose from.
Clinton's Clinton neighborhood is right next to Hampton, and offers up some pawsome green spaces for dog walks. The largest is the South Branch Reservation, which consists of over 1000 acres of parkland for you and Fido to explore. The park follows along a portion of the South Branch of the Raritan River, making this a popular spot for canoeing and fishing, as well as hiking. If your pup would prefer a shorter walk, head on over to Hunts Mill Park. This neighborhood park contains a few sports facilities, a playground, a paved path, and a couple of historical structures, giving you and Fido plenty to see.
Less than a mile from Hampton is the Glen Gardner neighborhood of Glen Gardner, and this neighborhood provides access to the 1145 acre Point Mountain Reservation. More than 160 different species of birds have been seen within this park, as well as a number of amphibians and mammals, making this quite the haven for local wildlife. What your pooch will love the most are the hiking trails within the park, of which there are five to choose from. Give the Ridge Trail a try if you would like some scenic views over Warren County, or the White Trail, which crosses several mountain streams, if you would prefer a slightly easier walk.
The Little York Pattenburg neighborhood of Milford is less than a mile from Hampton, and this is an area that your pooch will have so much fun in. This is where the Schick Reserve is located, featuring 311 acres of fields, woodlands and rolling hills. There is plenty to do here, from horseback riding to skiing to hiking, with an extensive network of trails to explore. For a shorter walk, Alexandria Park is also in this neighborhood, with its sports fields, fitness areas, playground and picnic groves. Dogs are welcome in both parks, but need to be kept on a lead, and owners must always clean up after them.