Introduction to Hampstead, New Hampshire
Hampstead was initially a part of Haverhill and Amesbury, Massachusetts. It was settled in 1640 and the town was created in 1739 as a result of changes in boundary lines between Massachusetts and the newly formed province of New Hampshire. It was originally known as Timberlane Parish because of the native trees. Hampstead was given its current name by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1749. He named the town after his original home of Hampstead, England.
Hampstead and nearby Attractions
- Kingston State Park
- Sandown Historical Society Museum
- Robert Frost Farm
- Salem Town Forest
- Children's Metamorphosis Museum
- Canobie Lake Park
Things To Do In Hampstead
Hampstead has easy access to several historical sites and recreational areas. The Ordway Park offers provides a number of recreational and leisure facilities. It also hosts the Harvest Festival every year.
Air transportation is available from Manchester Airport.
Hampstead Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and New Hampshire College.