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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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  • Laurel, Delaware

    Hike the Bob Trail at Trap Pond SP

    4.5 mi / 148 ft gain
    In 1951, Trap Pond State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks. Today, the pond is home to the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the country, and the Bob Trail is an excellent hike that will give you a great overview of this gorgeous state park.  The 4.5 miles Bob Trai...
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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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  • 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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  • Dagsboro, Delaware

    Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    Holts Landing State Park is a small, yet beautiful park in Dagsboro, Delaware. The park features a variety of landscapes including salt marshes, hardwood forests, and access to the Indian River Bay.  The Sea Hawk Trail is a 1.4-mile loop that takes you through the marshes and forests of the park....
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  • Milton, Delaware

    Pine Grove Loop

    1.07 mi / 72 ft gain
    The start of the Pine Grove Loop in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located just a short distance from the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Loop. To access this trail, you can either walk or drive back toward Broadkill Beach Road. Then take a right toward Turkle Pond, where you'll see t...
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  • Milford, Delaware

    Kayak Griffith Lake

    Griffith Lake, located in Milford Delaware, is a peaceful spot for an easy, scenic paddle.  There is a free, public boat ramp just off the road where you can launch a kayak. The water itself is flat and calm, but offers great views of the surrounding forest, especially in the fall! Rentals are no...
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  • Milton, Delaware

    Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Loop

    5.0
    1.46 mi / 30 ft gain
    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, upland grasslands and forests. The refuge serves as an important stopover site as well as a breeding...
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  • Ocean View, Delaware

    Paddle the Assawoman Canal

    5.0
    The Assawoman Canal is a beautiful waterway in Ocean View, Delaware and a perfect spot for an easy, yet scenic paddle. The canal is narrow and calm, which makes for some spectacular reflections of the surrounding trees.  You can start and park at the Assawoman Canal Trailhead parking lot off of N...
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  • Ocean View, Delaware

    Hike James Farm Ecological Preserve Loop Trail

    1.1 mi / 16 ft gain
    James Farm Ecological Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Ocean View, Delaware.
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  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

    Bike the Junction and Breakwater Trail

    5.76 mi / 59 ft gain
    The 5.8 mile Junction and Breakwater Trail connects the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. The trail follows a section of the old Penn Central Rail Line, which transported passengers between Lewes and Rehoboth in the mid-1800s. Today, the trail offers a beautiful tour of the marshes, farm...
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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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  • Bethany Beach, Delaware

    Camp at Delaware Seashore State Park

    4.0
    Delaware Seashore State Park offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Rehoboth and Indian River Bays to the west. the campground is located beside the iconic Indian River Inlet Bridge, only a short walk from the beach. Be sure to visit the Indian River Life-Saving Station, a h...
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  • Bethany Beach, Delaware

    Surf Fish Bethany Beach

    Early bird gets the fish. Arrive early and either walk in with your gear, or If you've got a 4WD vehicle, drive onto the sand and pick your spot along the shore. You can expect to catch everything from blue fish, to rays, and even sand sharks (depending on your rigging). Make sure you pack out wh...
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  • Harrington, Delaware

    Camp at Killens Pond State Park

    The Killens Pond Campground is tucked in a section of forest overlooking the 66-acre millpond. During your stay, you can explore the woodland trails, grassy fields, disc golf course, game courts, ball fields, picnic areas, water park and the nature center. Be sure to take a kayak out to explore t...
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  • Harrington, Delaware

    Kayak Killens Pond

    4.0
    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.After entering the park, follow the road until you arrive at the nature center. Park in the nature c...
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