Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Trails of Discovery
From hiking scenic trails to indulging your taste buds, gain a unique perspective on the First State by exploring one of these five paths of discovery: the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail, Delaware History Trail, Delaware Outdoor Trail, Delaware Geocaching Trail and the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Following a trail is easy:
1) Choose your adventure: Local brews and wines, historic sites, treasure hunts, decadent dining or outdoor discoveries.
2) Go to the trail’s website, download a passport and select the locations you’d like to visit.
3) Visit each location and have fun! While you’re there, locate a code on the designated trail sign, sticker or cache box and record that code in your passport.
4) Once you’ve visited a minimum number of locations, send the passport to the Delaware Tourism Office to receive a prize for completing the trail. Prizes range from commemorative beer mugs to a cookbook of recipes from iconic Delaware restaurants.
Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail – Quench your thirst for great beer, fine wine and savory spirits then “raise your glass” to toast 29 award-winning Delaware breweries, wineries, distilleries, meaderies and cideries. Stop in for tastings and tours with options from the nationally recognized Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton to Painted Stave in Smyrna or Iron Hill in Wilmington or Newark.
Delaware History Trail – Take a historic journey and learn about Delaware’s rich heritage. Visit historic coastal communities, sprawling du Pont estates and discover how Delaware helped shape our nation’s history.
Delaware Outdoor Trail – Find new discoveries as you paddle alongside bald cypress trees, bike the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley or spot spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat.
Delaware Geocaching Trail – Experience the thrill of a high-tech treasure hunt. Search for hidden caches with the use of GPS as you explore state parks, historic sites and much more.
Delaware Culinary Trail – There’s something for every palate on this culinary adventure. Dine your way around the state at iconic restaurants and savor dishes from southern soul cuisine to the culinary coast.