Travel Itineraries

The Delaware Outdoor Trail travel itineraries provide ideas for day to day adventures throughout the state with suggestions for dining and overnight accommodations. Choose from the outdoor activities listed below and download your itinerary to begin your journey.

Biking Delaware Outdoor TrailBiking: Pedal your day away

Here’s how to explore the Northeast’s most bikeable state
Grab a quick coffee and pastry at Delaware’s own Brew HaHa! Espresso & Newsstand before taking on the David English Trail at White Clay Creek State Park (near Newark), one of the county’s largest areas of forests and trails. This packed-earth trail boasts equal parts excitement and beauty as it winds through hardwood forest and hay fields. The 2.4-mile single-loop trail is known for its nature and quiet solitude, with abundant wildlife along the ride, which has a total elevation change of 144 feet. Read more

Walking running hiking Delaware Outdoor TrailWalking: Get on the path to discovery

Here’s a step-by-step guide to running, walking and hiking in Delaware
Start in Northern Delaware, in the wooded rolling hills of “Chateau Country.” Get your motor charged with coffee and breakfast at Delaware’s own Brew HaHa Espresso & Newsstand, then head to Brandywine Creek State Park along the scenic Brandywine River, where the Hidden Pond Trail offers vistas of open fields bordered by artisan-crafted stone walls. Read more

Water Activities Delaware Outdoor TrailWater Activities: On the water, endless explorations

From ocean to bay, from boating to fishing, Delaware has it covered
Consider starting your trip with a stayover at the Inn at Montchanin Village, where lodgers are pampered and them primed for the day at the adjoining restaurant, Krazy Kat’s. It’s just minutes from Brandywine Creek State Park in the heart of Northern Delaware’s “Chateau Country.” This park offers a beautiful setting for freshwater fishing: Anglers can find smallmouth bass, bluegill and crappie in Brandywine Creek, and trout in Wilson’s Run, near the main entrance to the park. Read more

Wildlife Viewing Delaware Outdoor TrailWildlife Viewing: See nature come alive

Check out Delaware’s best spots for wildlife watching
Get things going with one of the best breakfasts around at Lucky’s Coffee Shop north of Wilmington. Then start your adventure amid the wooded calm of Northern Delaware’s rolling piedmont, at one of its most popular outdoor destinations, Ashland Nature Center. Self-guided trails take hikers through a variety of habitats, ranging from marsh to stream, and the popular Hawk Watch Hill gives a rare glimpse of these spectacular birds of prey. Others will enjoy the seasonal Butterfly House, or meeting live turtles, frogs, crayfish, and other creatures. Read more