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Delaware Outdoor Trail Locations

When it comes to finding the best outdoor destinations in Delaware, we’ve done the work for you. This handy list of Delaware Outdoor Trail locations breaks down the options into four favorite types of adventures – Hiking/Walking/Running; Biking; Wildlife Viewing and Water Activities. Start your virtual tour of the trail here, choosing the pursuits that perk up your interest.

Once you've built a list of which locations and activities you'd like to enjoy. Make sure to download a passport to keep track of the codes found on each location's Delaware Outdoor Trail sign. Complete 5 activities in each county (for a total of 15) for your chance to earn a prize

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Abbott's Mill Nature Center

  • 15411 Abbott's Pond Rd
  • Milford, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 422-0847
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Abbott's Mill Nature Center Parking Lot. Public trail system and picnic area with restrooms.  Part of Milford Millponds Nature Preserve with over 6 miles of trails through forest, fields and see more »

Amish Country Bike Route

  • First State Heritage Park
  • 121 Duke of York Street
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 744-5055
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at First State Heritage Park The First State Heritage Park is Delaware's fist urban "park without boundaries" located in the historic district of Dover, which has been Delaware's capital see more »

Ashland Nature Center

  • Brackenville Rd and Barley Mill Rd
  • Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Phone: (302) 239-2334
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Parking lot - free. Located near Hockessin, Ashland Nature Center serves as the Delaware Nature Society's headquarters and the hub for all of its activities of education and natural resource see more »

Bellevue State Park

  • 720 Carr Road
  • Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Phone: (302) 761-6952
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: There are two main parking areas. Turn right at the first stop sign to park closest to the Art Center, stables, pond and pavilions. Continue straight through the stop sign to park near the see more »

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

  • 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 653-6872
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Along the auto tour route there are walking trails with designated parking areas. Bird watchers stop along the auto-tour route to view birds. The mission of Bombay Hook National Wildlife see more »

Brandywine Creek State Park

  • 41 Adams Dam Rd.
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Phone: 302-577-3534
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Two lots inside main entrances and one each at entrances on the other side of the river. Approximately 1,100 acres of woodlands and meadows, miles of hiking and biking trails, 18-hole disc see more »

Brecknock County Park

  • 80 Old Camden Road
  • Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Phone: (302) 744-2495
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Parking provided on stie. Kent County's flagship community park sits just off U.S. 13 south of Dover. This 86-acre park boasts multiple recreational opportunities, onsite comfort facilities, see more »

Cape Henlopen State Park

  • 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 645-8983
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Designated parking areas available. Cape Henlopen State Park is a popular beach park, offering ocean and bay swimming, surf and pier fishing, camping, youth group camping and a nature center see more »

Carousel Park Equestrian Facility

  • 3700 Limestone Rd
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Phone: (302) 995-7670
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Parking next to park office. Carousel Park & Equestrian Center offers riding lesson programs, therapeutic riding programs for individuals with special needs, horse leasing programs, pony see more »

Christina River

  • Newport Boat Ramp
  • E. Marsh Lane
  • Newport, DE 19804
  • Phone: (302) 834-8433
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: 51 parking spaces available in a lot by the boat ramp. The Newport Boat Ramp is an access point to the Wilmington Riverfront by way of the Christina River. Along the way, you will be see more »

Delaware Seashore State Park

  • 39415 Inlet Rd
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Phone: (302) 227-2800
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Parking available on both sides of the Indian River Inlet. One of Delaware's most popular destinations, Delaware Seashore State Park welcomes visitors with 6 miles of ocean and bay shoreline. see more »

DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve

  • 2992 Lighthouse Rd
  • Milford, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 422-1329
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Parking lot Located within the scenic Mispillion Harbor, the DuPont Nature Center offers some amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. The center includes an observation deck with spotting see more »

Edward H. McCabe Preserve and Greenway Trail

  • 100 W. 10th St.
  • Milton, DE 19968
  • Phone: (302) 654-4707
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Canoe trail parking area and boat ramp are at Milton Memorial Park in Milton. There is a canoe dock at the McCabe preserve where you may secure your canoe while you hike the preserve's see more »

Fenwick Island State Park

  • 39415 Inlet Rd
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 227-2800
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Parking is available on both sides of the Indian River Inlet. Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, Fenwick see more »

First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries

  • 121 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 744-5055
  • Region: Kent
The First State Heritage Park is Delaware's fist urban "park without boundaries" located in the historic district of Dover, which has been Delaware's capital city since 1777. The park links nearly two see more »

Fort Dupont State Park

  • Reedy Point Bridge, DE Rt 9
  • Delaware CIty, DE 19706
  • Phone: (302) 834-7941
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Boaters may park in the lot adjacent to boat ramp. There is no fee for boaters to park.  Visitors who want to engage in other recreational activities may park in the lot at the end of see more »

Henlopen Bike Route

  • Roosevelt Inlet Parking Lot - Lewes Beach
  • Cedar Avenue and Roosevelt Inlet
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 645-7777
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park in the lot at end of Cedar Avenue near Roosevelt Inlet. Located where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, this small town offers gorgeous views of the coastline with a historic see more »

John Bell House

  • First State Heritage Park
  • 43 The Green
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 739-9194
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at First State Heritage Park The First State Heritage Park is Delaware's fist urban "park without boundaries" located in the historic district of Dover, which has been Delaware's capital see more »

Junction Breakwater Trail

  • Cape Henlopen State park
  • 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
  • Parking Lot Behind Tanger Outlets
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Phone: (302) 645-8983
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park behind the Seaside Tanger Outlets. This trail follows a section of the former Penn Central Railroad between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach for approximately 5 miles, along an easy contour on a see more »

Kent Scenic DE-9 Bike Route

  • Little Creek Wildlife Area
  • Bayside Drive Road (Near intersection of S. Little Creek Road and Bayside Drive)
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at Little Creek Wildlife Area parking on DE-9. The wildlife area consists of over 4,700 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest and agricultural fields dedicated to see more »

Killens Pond State Park

  • 5025 Killens Pond Rd
  • Felton, DE 19943
  • Phone: (302) 284-4526
  • Region: Kent
Parking: There are several parking lots inside of the park. Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park's see more »

Lewes Canal

  • Lewes Boat Ramp
  • Pilottown Road (End of Pilottown Road)
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 539-3160
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park at Lewes boat ramp. Parking lots designated for single vehicles - not boat trailer sites.  This boat launching area with a large parking area also has a fishing pier. View the see more »

Little Creek Wildlife Area

  • Bayside Drive Road (Near intersection of S. Little Creek Road and Bayside Drive)
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at Little Creek Wildlife Area parking on DE-9. The wildlife area consists of over 4,700 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest and agricultural fields dedicated to see more »

Lums Pond State Park

  • 1068 Howell School Rd
  • Bear, DE 19701
  • Phone: (302) 368-6989
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Parking is available in each of the five main day use areas and at the dog park lot at the end of Buck Jersey Road. Lums Pond is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park see more »

Mispillion River

  • Cedar Creek Boat Ramp
  • Cedar Beach Road and CR-203
  • Slaughter Beach, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at the Cedar Creek boat ramp. The public ramp allows boat access to Mispillion River and Cedar Creek and into Delaware Bay. DuPont Nature Center at the old Mispillion Lighthouse see more »
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