Take a stroll on Delaware’s top boardwalks

Whether they’re weaving through scenic sprawls or hugging the Atlantic coast, these boardwalks are great for stretching your legs, feeling the sun on your skin, or just admiring amazing views.  

Check out Delaware’s top boardwalks, north to south here:

Wilmington Riverwalk
A stroll down the Riverwalk is the perfect way to relax after a long day in the city. Hugging the Christina River, it’s a great location to dine with waterfront views where you’ll see the Wilmington cityscape off in the distance. Try dinner at Iron Hill on the patio or roof or a drink at Constitution Yards Beer Garden.

Russel Peterson Wildlife Refuge
In southern Wilmington, this refuge acts as a scenic oasis. Just a short drive from downtown, you’ll see birds, butterflies and the reflection of the blue sky in the central pond. As the boards wind throughout the refuge, you’ll feel like the city is a million miles away. Move south through the refuge to pedal down the 8-mile Jack A. Markell Trail and you’ll wind up in Historic New Castle where you can take a break at Battery Park.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Follow the boardwalk through the grasses and marshland to scenic vistas. Visit in the fall or spring and you just might catch thousands of migratory birds enjoying the refuge as a stop along their journey.

Mispillion Riverwalk
This walk which sprawls through the heart of downtown Milford allows for an appreciation of nature and civilization living in harmony. Enjoy great views of the river, especially from foot bridges passing over the river.

Slaughter Beach Boardwalk
New in 2019, this boardwalk, far from shops, arcades and restaurants, takes visitors out over the area’s quiet salt marsh to catch a better view of ospreys, egrets, fiddler crabs and more that call the unique ecosystem home.

Gordon’s Pond Trail
This elevated boardwalk in Cape Henlopen State Park provides beautiful views of wide open marshes to the west and sprawling dunes to the east. Continue your walk or bike ride past the boardwalk and follow the gravel path that leads into Rehoboth.

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Perfect for biking in the off season, or early morning runs, this seaside boardwalk comes alive every summer with classic beach bites, fun games and of course, a glistening view of the Atlantic. Taking a summer evening walk? Head toward Rehoboth Ave. and you might catch a live show at the Bandstand.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Smell the salt air and feel the sun on your skin in this mellow beach town. Less than a half mile in length, this boardwalk is perfect for a scoop of soft serve during an afternoon walk with the kiddos.