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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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Scenic DE-52 Bike Route

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • 4840 Kennett Pike
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Phone: (302) 658-9111
  • Region: New Castle
Parking - Park your car at the Delaware Museum of Natural History Download a Bike Trail Map Pedal out on scenic DE-52 toward Centreville and return.  Round trip - 7.6 miles.  Look for the "OUT" see more »

Scenic DE-9 Bike Route North to South

  • Battery Park - Historic New Castle
  • Delaware Street and Battery Park
  • New Castle, DE 19720
  • Phone: (302) 322-9804
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Battery Park, parking lots located on East Third Street, adjacent to park. Beautiful historic area on the Delaware River suited to history and nature buffs alike.  Historic churches and see more »

Scenic DE-9 Bike Route South to North

  • Fort Delaware
  • 45 Clinton Street
  • Delaware City, DE 19706
  • Phone: (302) 322-9804
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Park your car near the Fort Delaware Welcome Center Fort Delaware was a Civil War prison for captured Confederate soldiers and also an important coastal fortification. The north end of Pea see more »

Seashore Bike Route North to South

  • Delaware Seashore State Park
  • 39415 Inlet Rd
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Phone: (302) 227-2800
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park in the lot near the marina on the west side of DE-1. One of Delaware's most popular destinations, Delaware Seashore State Park welcomes visitors with 6 miles of ocean and bay shoreline. see more »

Seashore Bike Route South to North

  • Fenwick Island State Park
  • Coastal Highway (DE-1)
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 227-2800
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park in the lot at Fenwick Island State Park(near kayak rental). Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, see more »

Silver Lake Park

  • Washington Street (Near intersection of Washington Street and N. State Street)
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 736-7050
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Two parking areas are available - Kings Highway entrance and Washington Street entrance. Silver Lake Park is a crown jewel for the City of Dover park system with its 182 acres of lake see more »

St. Jones Reserve and Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • 818 Kitts Hummock Road
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 739-6377
  • Region: Kent
Parking: In the parking lot in front of the main building. The 5,119-acre St. Jones Reserve, located along the St. Jones River and the Delaware Bay, is the headquarters for the Delaware National see more »

St. Jones River

  • St. Jones River Boat Ramp at Scotton Landing
  • Near Intersection of Barkers Landing Road, Trap Shooters Road, and DE-1
  • Magnolia, DE 19962
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at St. Jones River boat ramp. This public boat ramp allows boat access to Saint Jones River and into Delaware Bay.  A disabled-accessible fishing pier is present. Hours of see more »

Ted Harvey Wildlife Area

  • Kitts Hummock Road
  • Dover, DE 19901
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Designated parking lots outlined on wildlife maps. This wildlife area consists of over 2,600 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest and agricultural fields dedicated to see more »

Trap Pond State Park

  • 33587 Baldcypress Lane
  • Laurel, DE 19956
  • Phone: 302-875-5153
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Campers should proceed directly to the campground on the north side of the pond.  Day visitors can park near the nature center on the south side of the pond. Located east of Laurel, Trap Pond see more »

White Clay Creek State Park

  • 750 Thompson Station Road
  • Newark, DE 19711
  • Phone: (302) 368-6900
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: There are 8 day-use parking areas in White Clay Creek State Park. 3,600-acre state park is largely undeveloped except for trails. White Clay Creek runs for 4 miles through Delaware. Most see more »

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area

  • 4876 Hay Point Landing Road
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Designated parking lots outlined on wildlife maps. The wildlife area consists of over 6,000 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest, and agricultural fields dedicated to see more »

Woodland Bike Route East to West

  • Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
  • Woodland Beach Road and Delaware Avenue
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. The wildlife area consists of over 6,000 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest, and agricultural fields dedicated to wildlife see more »

Woodland Bike Route West to East

  • Big Oak County Park
  • 555 Bay Road
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 744-2495
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at Big Oak County Park Big Oak County Park is a 90-acre site bordered on the west and north by Del. 1 (Exit 114 – South Smyrna Exit) and on the south by Big Oak Road (Kent 325). It see more »
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