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Dutch Point Park is a great place to take a walk. The trails travel behind the primary and middle schools in Hampton. Both Wetmore's Trail and Coleman's Trail travel up over rocky ridges. Haden Hill's Loop Trail takes you out to a spectacular view on a point in the wetlands surrounding Ossekeag Creek and the hill surrounding the Kennebecasis River Valley. The Cenotaph Trail is a short paved trail that travels in from of the cenotaph monument. All the trails are joined together by the Main Trail. This wide, crushed rock trail meanders through the woods providing access to the different playgrounds and neighborhoods along the way.
Exit off Route 1 towards Hampton. When you get to the lights at the bottom of the hill turn right towards Norton. Drive until you come to the traffic circle near town hall. Go around the traffic circle and continue on Main Street (route 121) to the left. Drive for a kilometre and turn right onto school street. Just past the turn to the left there are parking spots along the road. Park here and you will see the Main Trail next to the road on your right. Turning right on the trail will take you back up towards Main Street to the Cenotaph Trail. Going straight on the trail will take you up into the woods behind the schools.
The main access to the trails is at Dutch Point Park. To get there continue past School Street for another 1.1 kilometres and turn right onto Dutch Point Road (if you come to the bridge you have gone too far). After 250 meters turn right into Dutch Point Park and you will find a large parking lot on the right. You will see the trail sign at the start of the trail next to the entrance to the parking lot.