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Route 9 Coastal Heritage Byway

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Route 9 Coastal Heritage Byway is a scenic, two-lane road that follows along the Delaware River and Bay Estuary. It offers visitors an intimate experience with the largest preserved coastal marshland on the east coast. Route 9 provides great views of spring and fall bird migration as well as stops in the historic cities of Old New Castle and Dover (Delaware's Capital).

Location: Colonial Courthouse in the City of New Castle, traveling south on Route 9 to the John Dickinson Plantation, at the intersection of Routes 9 and 113.

Length: Approximately 50 miles

Drive time: A little over an hour

99 Kings Highway • Dover, DE 19901 • 1-866-284-7483
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