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.
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.
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.
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.
Camp at Redden State Forest
Delaware / Redden State Forest Visitor Center
Redden State Forest, located in central Sussex county, is Delaware's largest state forest with over 12,400 acres. The forest offers 44 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and bird watching.
Kayak Trap Pond's Terrapin Branch Water Trail
Delaware / Trap Pond State Park Boat Ramp
In 1951, Trap Pond Trap State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks.
Hike through the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge
Delaware / Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, located on the west side of the Delaware Bay, contains over 10,000 acres of protected habitat including salt marshes, freshwater marshes, ponds, wooded swamps, up.
Explore Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Delaware / Bombay Hook NWR Visitor Center
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic, and is nestled on the Eastern shores of Kent County, Delaware.
Bike Gordons Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen SP
Delaware / Gordons Pond Trailhead, Cape Henlopen State Park
Kayak Cape Henlopen State Park
Delaware / Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier
Cape Henlopen State Park is located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Kayak Killens Pond
Delaware / Killens Pond Nature Center
Killens Pond State Park surrounds a 66-acre pond. Kayak, canoe, and peddle boat rentals are available from their boat dock. You can also bring your own water craft and launch it from the boat ramp.
Bike the Junction and Breakwater Trail
Delaware / Junction and Breakwater Trailhead
The 5.8 mile Junction and Breakwater Trail connects the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.