Recreation and Activities

High Hampton is a recreational paradise, renowned and cherished for its boundless array of activities and pleasurable pursuits. Whatever you’re in the mood for — active or leisurely, convivial or solitary, structured or ambling — you’ll find it here.

The private 35-acre Hampton Lake is a center of activity, with pristine waters that are calm, Fun on the Lakeprotected and stream-fed. Family-centered features include a wading pool, swimming area, swim-to stationary platform, sand beach, boat house, two decks with lounge chairs, and children’s playground.

Boating is a favorite lake activity, and your non-motorized boats — sail, canoe, row and pedal — are welcome. Boats can be rented for a modest hourly fee.

Fishing is a joy here, whether from boat or shore. And because Hampton Lake is private, there’s no closed season, and no license needed. Fish to your heart’s content for rainbow trout, bass and bream. High Hampton’s Chef Sean will gladly prepare your fresh catch for dinner.

Together on the TrailHigh Hampton’s numerous hiking trails are beautiful and varied in scope, welcoming the stroller, walker or hiker. Trails wind around the lake and grounds, through forest and meadows, and two lead to the tops of High Hampton’s own mountains – Chimney Top (elev. 4,618 ft.) and Rock Mountain (4,730 ft.). There’s also a fitness trail with 10 instruction stations designed for a cardiovascular workout.

Outdoor games provide endless hours of wholesome entertainment at High Hampton.The beautiful grounds of the Inn provide idyllic settings for croquet, bocce, tetherball, volleyball, badminton, putting, horseshoes, shuffleboard and basketball.

For rainy days, evenings, and quieter times, the Inn’s “activities closet” yields playing cards, board games and puzzles, with the Inn’s beautiful and spacious lobby offers many comfortable and cozy places for friendly competition.

To entertain the littlest family members, High Hampton’s Summer Children’s Program provides delightful, age-tailored diversions, including donkey cart rides, swims, nature walks, games, arts and crafts, picnic lunches, hayrides, pajama parties, Mexican fiestas, cookouts, and llamas.

Family Life, High Hampton style