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Bryan’s Field Trail at White Clay Creek State Park This 2.2 -mile loop is a single-track, packed-earth trail running through fields and winding mature hardwood forests. #destateparks #biking #hiking #trail
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
Nestled in the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley, visitors to Auburn Valley State Park will discover the history of the Marshall Family! Learn more: bit.ly/2LM7t6d #destateparks #history #Delaware #AuburnValleyStatePark
If you’ve ever driven along State Route 71, you may have passed this building and not thought much of it. However, this relic of the past is an iconic part of Lums Pond State Park’s history. This building is the Lums Mill House! Learn more: bit.ly/3lKbSpE
Seahawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park This 1.3-mile loop begins with an expansive, 200-yard boardwalk across the salt marsh and traverses through the forested areas of the park, finishing up near the playground and picnic pavilion. #destateparks
Lums Pond, Delaware’s largest pond, and the diverse habitats conserved beyond its shoreline create a setting for a variety of recreational activities! Check out our blog to learn more: bit.ly/2wIsAQA #destateparks
History of White Clay Creek State Park The natural vistas and rich history of the White Clay watershed exist today because the communities surrounding the park advocated on behalf of this critical resource. In today's video, learn how White Clay Creek State Park became a park!
Bancroft Trail at Alapocas Run State Park Delve into the remnants of our industrial past as you pass underneath the restored train platform and then continue on a steep rocky slope that connects back to the Alapocas Woods Trail. Learn more: bit.ly/3l5ca9s
Paranormal Adventure Tours at Fort Delaware State Park Fort Delaware’s paranormal tours will run the first four Fridays and Saturdays in October. Pre-registration is required for these programs. To learn more and to register, visit: bit.ly/36919PA
Fenwick Island State Park is a 3-mile stretch of beautiful, wild coastline. It is most known for the guarded swimming beach and its three crossings to access drive-on for surf fishing. But Fenwick is also known for paddling! To learn more, visit: bit.ly/3o5BCxO
The DE State Parks Airstream is hitting the road! Join us Sept. 15-19 at the Hershey RV Show. Be sure to stop by booth 501 where park staff will be on-site. We'll even be giving out a special camping discount for your next stay with us. Learn more: bit.ly/2VnfpkO
Walk the Riverview Trail at Fox Point State Park Hike or bike this paved path that offers views of the trains and ships passing by. Look for birds and butterflies in the meadow as you walk. #destateparks #foxpointstatepark #hiking #biking
Did you know that as of June 2020, there are 34 dedicated Nature Preserves in Delaware? Check out our Adventure Blog to learn about the Nature Preserves that you can hike within Delaware! Learn more: bit.ly/3yB0SAa #destateparks #hike #Delaware
Located in Central Delaware, Killens Pond State Park consists of 1,443 acres and 8.8 miles of trails. Visitors can walk along the pond’s edge, hike through meadows, and even enjoy some guided exercise on the Life Course Trail. Learn more: bit.ly/3hXbQrA
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
Located near the Tri-Valley trail at White Clay Creek State Park, the Newark China Clay company remains can be seen. From 1912 to 1942, a small team of men dug deep in this ground. They worked for the Newark China Clay Company! To learn more: bit.ly/37jnloM
Girl Scouts Love State Parks The nationwide Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend is coming up on Sept. 10-12! Grab your backpack, lace up your sneakers, and head out to one of the awesome programs being offered by DE State Parks! Learn more: bit.ly/3jtxk2z
Happy Labor Day from Delaware State Parks! We are thankful for all the hard work our staff and volunteers put in each and every day! #destateparks #LaborDay
Paddle the Pond at Trap Pond State Park Take in the sights, sounds, and smells as you journey into the cypress swamp. Paddle a canoe or kayak down the Terrapin Branch Water Trail to get up close and personal with the baldcypress trees! #destateparks #kayak #canoe
Beachcombing is an activity of finding items along your walk on the beach. Here at Delaware State Parks, there many surprises to be found while beachcombing our shore. Check out these 7 things you may find while walking along the beach: bit.ly/3gEjt8t
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
Named for the clay that was once mined in the area, White Clay Creek State Park’s natural vistas, woodlands and creek with its many small tributaries span piedmont ridges and stream valleys along Delaware’s northern edge. Learn more: bit.ly/33IOKyb #destateparks
Enjoy the Rest of Summer with DE State Parks The warm summer days are slowly coming to an end!  Take advantage by visiting our beaches, paddling the ponds or traversing the trails. mailchi.mp/c86b1c49910a/e…
DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park The Point, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Wednesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1. Official press release: bit.ly/3t2mUKp
Girl Scouts Love State Parks The nationwide Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend is coming up on Sept. 10-12! Grab your backpack, lace up your sneakers, and head out to one of the awesome programs being offered by DE State Parks! Learn more: bit.ly/3jtxk2z
Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park This 3.2-mile (one way) trail connects the Herring Point and Gordons Pond sections of the park. Cyclists will ride through maritime forest and tidal marsh, as well as past sand dunes, and of course along Gordons Pond itself.
The construction of the Rockford Tower during the Industrial Revolution reflects Wilmington’s dedication to meeting both the utilitarian and decorative needs of the city’s rapidly expanding population. To learn about the history of Rockford Tower, visit: bit.ly/34ijVRr
Hidden Pond Trail at Brandywine Creek State Park This 2 mile easy to moderate loop begins near the nature center and you’ll hike into the forest canopy, stroll through tucked away meadows, and enjoy quiet views of the Brandywine Creek before ending back at the nature center.
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
Situated on the south shore of the Indian River Bay, Holts Landing State Park’s diverse habitats and water access offer a tranquil retreat. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Holts Landing State Park: bit.ly/2Usjsc2 #destateparks
Biking at Delaware State Parks Delaware State Parks offers miles of biking trails for all abilities. From a leisurely ride near the beach to an extreme ride on our Skills Trail, DE State Parks has something to offer for everyone. #destateparks #biking
A mix of the high ground supporting a maritime forest and low-lying salt marsh, today’s Burton Island is a nature preserve connected to the mainland by a hiking trail. To learn about the history and legends of Burton Island, visit: bit.ly/36UlsP4 #destateparks
Tour the Fort Miles Historical Area Take a tour of Battery 519, and climb to the top of the Observation Tower to discover the roles the towers played in the operation of Fort Miles. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/2JJHEjE #destateparks #capehenlopenstatepark
Killens Pond State Park The Murderkill River’s natural bounty drew Native Americans and settlers to the ancient waterways. The remaining habitat surrounding the millpond provides a recreational oasis for today’s visitors. Learn more: bit.ly/2U9CnqV
Fresh Pond Tract at Delaware Seashore Fresh Pond is an oasis of public land, offering a 5-mile trail system open for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. #destateparks #hiking #Delaware
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
DNREC will reduce the lifeguarding hours at two of its Delaware State Parks ocean swimming beaches starting next week. To learn more and to read the official press release, visit: bit.ly/3k9ECHB #destateparks
Nestled in the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley, visitors to Auburn Valley State Park will discover the history of the Marshall Family! Learn more: bit.ly/2LM7t6d #destateparks #history #Delaware #AuburnValleyStatePark
Park (Bike) Loop at Cape Henlopen This 3.3-mile paved trail enables cyclists of all abilities to explore the heart of the park. Riders will pedal along the ocean dunes, through the maritime forest, and enjoy the overlook in front of the Fort Miles Battery 519 Museum!
Are you looking to explore our creeks, ponds and beaches but don't have your own equipment? Don't worry! Brandywine Creek State Park, the inland ponds and the beach state parks offer rentals for all your paddling needs. Learn more: bit.ly/3jh2Gb7 #destateparks #paddling
COVID-19 Update Starting Monday, August 16, state employees and visitors to Delaware state facilities must wear masks indoors, consistent with CDC guidance. This applies to all individuals, regardless of their vaccination status. Official press release: bit.ly/2VVPAs3
Experience nature and recreation in the heart of the city through Wilmington State Parks, an urban retreat along the Brandywine River that has fostered family memories and traditions for generations. Learn more: bit.ly/38za7DN #destateparks #Delaware
Walk the Port Penn Wetlands Trail Discover how people made a living from the natural resources of the Delaware River. Look for wetland creatures and listen for the sounds of nature while walking on the boardwalk. #destateparks #Delaware #hike
This year marks our 70th anniversary! To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we want to hear YOUR stories of the meaningful experiences you have had in DE State Parks. To learn more and to submit your story, visit: bit.ly/3pJYmTL #destateparks
Did you know that as of June 2020, there are 34 dedicated Nature Preserves in Delaware? Check out our Adventure Blog to learn about the Nature Preserves that you can hike within Delaware! Learn more: bit.ly/3yB0SAa #destateparks #hike #Delaware
Wednesday, August 4, was International Owl Awareness Day, and the Brandywine Zoo celebrated their resident Strigiformes (A.K.A. owls), the Burrowing Owls! Check out our Adventure Blog to learn about Dori & Gimli, the burrowing owls at the Brandywine Zoo: bit.ly/3AnDjLO
Main Track at Bellevue State Park Built in the 1930s, William DuPont Jr. used this 1.2 mile track to train his prized thoroughbred horses. Today, our guests use it daily to walk, run or bike around the beautiful meadows, forests, and pond that fit inside this massive track.
Walk the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park The pier was originally built to support mine operations during World War II. Today, it offers 24-hour access to fishing in the Delaware Bay. #destateparks #fishing #delaware #capehenlopenstatepark
Are you looking to explore our creeks, ponds and beaches but don't have your own equipment? Don't worry! Brandywine Creek State Park, the inland ponds and the beach state parks offer rentals for all your paddling needs. Learn more: bit.ly/3jh2Gb7
One Mile Loop at Lums Pond State Park This trail offers a short hike for all skill levels. Enjoy scenic views of ferns and some of the park’s wetland habitats that provide a safe haven for amphibians and reptiles in the park. #destateparks #hiking #Delaware
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