The Best Outdoor Activities in Delaware

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike the Cape Henlopen State Park Loop

Delaware / Cape Henlopen State Park Loop

This well maintained park has both diverse activities, such as biking, fishing, camping, and swimming, as well as varied landscapes – beach, woods, marsh, and hills.

Hike Creek Road Trail Loop

Delaware / Creek Road Trail, Brandywine Creek

A lovely but flat straight shot along the Brandywine Creek, Creek Road Trail is not, on its own, the most exciting terrain, but it does have a number of more challenging side trails to choose from.

Hike the Whitely Farms Trail

Delaware / Whitely Farms Trail

This well marked trail leads through cornfield and woods on a scenic and easy loop. Biking is also permitted on the trail.

Hike the Delaware Arc Monument Loop

Delaware / Delaware Arc Monument Trail

Hike or bike to this monument, which marks the meeting point of the Delaware Arc and the PA Mason Dixon Line.

Hike the Swamp Forest Trail

Delaware / Swamp Forest Trail

Especially scenic in the fall, this well maintained trail loops around a small pond. It is an easy walk (or bike ride) that has a good chance of numerous wildlife sightings.

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Hike the Burton Island Trail

Delaware / Burton Island Trailhead

The Burton Island trailhead and parking lot are located on the north end of the Indian River Marina inside the Delaware Seashore State Park.

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Hike the Indian Springs Trail

Delaware / Brandywine Creek State Park

The Indian Springs trailhead is located to the right of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center. The address for your GPS is 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, 19807.

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Hike the Pinelands Trail

Delaware / Seaside Nature Center

There are two places you can pick up this trail in the Cape Henlopen State Park. One trailhead is located in the Fort Miles parking lot.

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