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    Top Spots in and near Delaware

    • Lewes, Delaware

      Cape Henlopen State Park Loop

      4.8
      6.83 mi / 148 ft gain
      Cape Henlopen is a true gem of a park, located in Southern Delaware. The park is situated at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. The bay and ocean ecosystems allow for a wide array of wildlife, and durin...
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    • Wilmington, Delaware

      Creekside and Brandywine Valley Trail Loop

      4.5
      5.5 mi / 20 ft gain
      This loops starts out from the Rockland Road Trail head.  There is a pay station here that is self-regulated.  Creekside Trail starts here and runs the entire length of Brandywine Creek State Park along the Brandywine River. The trail is an easy 2.6 miles long and continues into First State Natio...
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    • Georgetown, Delaware

      Camp at Redden State Forest

      3.5
      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.  A limited number primitive campsites are available for no charge. Reservations are required, and the maxim...
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    • Bear, Delaware

      Camp at Lums Pond State Park

      5.0
      Lums Pond State Park offers endless adventures while you camp in the newly renovated campground. Explore the pond via kayak, hike through more than 12 miles of trails, fish from the water’s edge, take your dog to enjoy the off-leash dog park, or try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course.   The camp...
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    • Wilmington, Delaware

      Hike the Hidden Pond Trail

      4.0
      2.15 mi / 282 ft gain
      Brandywine Creek State Park, a 933-acre park located in Northern Delaware, offers 14 miles of hiking trails, expanses of open fields, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. The Hidden Pond trail is an excellent hike through the hardwood forests and down to the banks of the creek.  The trail begins ...
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    • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

      Hike the Burton Island Trail

      3.6
      1.5 mi
      The Burton Island trailhead and parking lot are located on the north end of the Indian River Marina inside the Delaware Seashore State Park. Burton Island is the largest island in a group of islands separating the Rehoboth Bay from the Indian River Bay. Raised boardwalks will take you over the sa...
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    • New Castle County, Delaware

      Hike the Indian Springs Trail

      5.0
      1.8 mi
      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.The trail starts out following along a crafted stone wall built in the 1800's and leads you through the 190 year-old tulip po...
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    • Bear, Delaware

      Hike the Swamp Forest Trail

      6.75 mi / 144 ft gain
      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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    • Laurel, Delaware

      Kayak Trap Pond's Terrapin Branch Water Trail

      5.0
      In 1951, Trap Pond Trap State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks. Today, the pond is home to the northernmost natural grove of baldcypress trees in the country, and offers absolutely beautiful kayaking through the ancient swamps. Upon arriving at the park, follow the main road to the...
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    • Smyrna, Delaware

      Explore Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

      5.0
      12 mi
      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. Upon arriving at the refuge, there is a small visitor center with maps, a video presentation, restrooms, and educational exhi...
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    • Wilmington, Delaware

      Hike the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

      12.35 mi / 1096 ft gain
      If you are going to tour Northern Delaware, look no further than the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. This ~12 mile route links some of the best sites and attractions in the region including Bellevue State Park, Wilmington State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Brandywine Zoo, and Rockford Par...
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    • Lewes, Delaware

      Hike the Walking Dunes Trail

      5.0
      2.48 mi / 43 ft gain
      This trail is a hidden gem within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware. This roughly 2.5 mile loop takes you through wooded maritime forests, salt marsh wetlands, and open sand dunes that will leave you feeling as though you've been transported to the desert. You'll be amazed when you enco...
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    • Newark, Delaware

      Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

      5.0
      1.9 mi / 0 ft gain
      White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania state line, but the easiest way to access the trail...
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    • Lewes, Delaware

      Camp at Cape Henlopen State Park

      Located at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henlopen is a 7,000 acre park which offers a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. During your stay, you can swim in the ocean waves, bike through the sand dunes, fish from the Bayside fishing pier, c...
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    • Laurel, Delaware

      Camp at Trap Pond State Park

      Camp within the enchanting forest of Trap Pond State Park and explore the northernmost natural grove of baldcypress trees on the east coast. Be sure to take out a kayak or canoe and paddle among the ancient baldcypress swamp to discover native birds, turtles, wildflowers, and other incredible spe...
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    • Lewes, Delaware

      Kayak Cape Henlopen State Park

      Cape Henlopen State Park is located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Gaze over the sandy cape itself to see the Atlantic while paddling through the calmer bay water. During the summer months, it is common to see osprey, dolphins, or even schools of rays and...
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    The 6 Best Camping Spots in Delaware

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    The 10 Best Hikes in Delaware

    The 10 Best Hikes in Delaware

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