Kingman Farm


kingman farm photo

This picture was taken in June 1998 from Route 155 overlooking the Kingman Farm fields.

Kingman Farm is located on Route 155 in Madbury, New Hampshire. This property contains 334 acres of which 234 is woodland, including a small portion of wetlands. There is an extensive trail system which runs throughout the property which is ideal for mountain biking, hiking, or running. This land is also used for educational field experience for the UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment..


The University of New Hampshire acquired the Kingman Farm in 1961, and they have consistently promoted preservation, sustainability, improvement, and recreation ever since. 

Present Uses

The woodlands on Kingman Farm are used extensively for educational and research purposes. Kingman farm is home to a number of permanent Continuous Forest Inventory plots as well as a Marteloscope, a field training tool that allows forestry students to simulate stand growth and progression.

There are already three plantations at Kingman Farm, pitch pine, red spruce and white pine with plans for a fourth. In spring of 2016 an American chestnut plantation will be planted.

The primary recreational uses of the Kingman Farm are mountain biking, hiking, jogging, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. There are also periodic mountain bike race series, running and snowshoe races.


From Pettee Hall in Durham, take a right at the intersection near New Hampshire Hall. Then take your first left and you'll see the outdoor pool and Snively Arena on your left. Take this road to Madbury Road. Take a left at the stop sign and stay straight on this road. Go straight through the Rte. 4 intersection. Go about a mile until you reach the intersection of Rte 155. Take a left onto Rte 155 and then the next left onto Town Hall Road. You will see the Madbury Town Hall on your right. Preferred parking is in the lot across the road from the Town Hall.

Please note that the access to Kingman Farm off of 155 has been closed.

APPROXIMATE LOCATION: N 43°10.333', W 70°56.307'