Parks and Natural Areas
Public Golf Courses
Beck’s Pond County Park
827 Salem Church Road, Bear, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks Great fishing from land and by boat
Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, 368-6989, destateparks.com Sports fields, disc golf, and the new zip line treetop adventure
Howell School Road, Bear, 834-7588, sunsetstable.com Features trail riding
Bethany Beach Nature Center
Del. 26, Bethany Beach, 537-7680, bethany-beach.net/naturecenter.htm A 26-acre conservation area of mostly wetlands
Marshyhope Wildlife Area
Whitney Swamp Road and Sandy Hill Road, Bridgeville dnrec.delaware.gov 1,000 acres for hunting
80 Old Camden Road, Camden, 744-2495, co.kent.de.us 86 acres
Fort Delaware State Park
Delaware City, 834-7941, destateparks.com Pea Patch Island features a Civil War fort.
Fort DuPont State Park
45 Clinton St., Delaware City, 834-7941, destateparks.com 322 acres and a historic fort
Michael N. Castle Trail
Delaware City A 14-mile-long, shared-use recreational trail along the north side of the C&D Canal
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436, swc.dnrec.delaware.gov Includes the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves
Kings Highway and Washington Street, Dover, 736-7050, cityofdover.com Boating, fishing, volleyball and a fitness court.
St. Jones Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436, swc.dnrec.delaware.gov Home of the St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies.
Ted Harvey Conservation Area
Ted Harvey Wildlife Area Road, Dover, dnrec.delaware.gov 2,700 acres
Killens Pond State Park and Water Park
5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-3412, destateparks.com Water slides, two pools
Fenwick Island State Park
Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, 227-2800, destateparks.com Enjoy the ocean and inland bays on this barrier island.
Assawoman Wildlife Area
37604 Mulberry Landing Road, Frankford, 539-3160, dnrec.delaware.gov Three tracts total 3,100 acres on Little Assawoman Bay.
Midlands Wildlife Area
Jones Store Road and Hardscrabble Road, Georgetown, fw.delaware.gov, 2,100 acres
Redden State Forest & Education Center
18074 Redden Forest Drive, Georgetown, 856-2893, dda.delaware.gov/forestry Delaware’s largest state-owned timberland.
Glasgow County Park
U.S. 40 and U.S. 896, Glasgow, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks A 2.7-mile paved pathway loops this 250-acre park, which features a skate park, dog park and a sledding hill.
543 Way Road, Greenville, 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org The 352-acre Burrows Run Preserve features pastures and fields, ponds and woodland.
Taber State Forest
1953 Burrsville Road, Harrington, 349-5754, dda.delaware.gov/forestry 1,240 acres
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org Offers a butterfly garden and educational programs.
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org 600 acres devoted to the propagation of native plants
Trap Pond State Park
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, 875-5153, dnrec.state.de.us Features the northernmost stand of bald cypress in the United States.
Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve
South Bayshore Drive, Lewes, destateparks.com 129 acres open seasonally for fishing
Cape Henlopen State Park
42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-8983, destateparks.com Swimming, camping, fishing pier, Frisbee golf, picnic areas
Junction and Breakwater Trail
Wolfe Neck Road, Lewes, destateparks.com A six-mile multi-use trail from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach
Little Creek Wildlife Area
Little Creek, 284-1077, dnrec.delaware.gov 4,700 acres of wildlands popular with hunters
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, 422-0847, delawarenaturesociety.org 313 acres features and old grist mill and pond
DuPont Nature Center and the Mispillion Harbor Reserve
2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, 422-1329, dupontnaturecenter.org A prime area for viewing shorebirds
Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Milford Neck Road and Pritchett Road, Milford, 284-1077, fw.delaware.gov 5,500 acres
Edward H. McCabe Preserve
100 W. 10 St., Milton, 654-4707, nature.org, 143 acres of tidal marshes, upland forests and Atlantic white cedar swamp
Ponders Tract at Pemberton Forest Preserve
Del. 16, Milton, nature.org 908 acres are open mid-February through mid-August
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419, primehook.fws.gov 10,000 acres
Prime Hook Wildlife Area
Little Neck Road, Milford, fw.delaware.gov
Holts Landing State Park
Road 346, Millville, 227-2800, destateparks.com 203 acres on Indian River Bay
904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org Educational center
Iron Hill County Park
Iron Hill Road, Newark, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks 335 acres include a dog park
masondixontrail.org Runs through White Clay Creek State Park
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks 850 acres
White Clay Creek State Park
425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, 368-6900, destateparks.com 37 miles of trails
James Farm Ecological Preserve
Cedar Neck Road Ocean View, 226-8105, inlandbays.org Two miles of trails
Port Mahon Preserve
Port Mahon Road, Port Mahon, 654-4707 340 acres of beaches, marshes and creeks
Augustine Wildlife Area
Port Penn, 834-8433, fw.delaware.gov About 2,700 acres border the Delaware River.
Delaware Seashore State Park
130 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, 227-2800, destateparks.com 2,825 acres
Nanticoke Wildlife Area
Matts Road and Ellis Mill Road, Seaford, fw.delaware.gov 4,400 acres of wilderness
Old Furnace Wildlife Area
Old Furnace Road and Fleetwood Pond Road, Seaford, fw.delaware.gov 2,000 acres
Great Cypress Swamp
Del. 54 west of U.S. 113, Selbyville 12,400 acres. Permission required to enter.
Big Oak Park
417 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, 744-2495, co.kent.de.us 90-acres feature the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation
Blackbird State Forest
502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, 653-6505, dda.delaware.gov/forestry
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, 653-9345, fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook The 16,000-acre refuge is a mecca for birders.
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, 653-2882, fw.delaware.gov 6,300 acres is home to the Aquatic Resources Education Center.
Blackbird Creek Reserve
801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, 378-5734 swc.dnrec.delaware.gov 400 acres
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Walker School Road, Townsend, fw.delaware.gov 5,000 acres on the Delaware River
Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-1164, destateparks.com Blue Ball Barn and Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.
Banning County Park
Maryland Avenue and Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks Ponds, athletic fields and picnic areas
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com Fishing, tennis, trails
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534, destateparks.com 933 acres of upland forest, meadows and creek bottom
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com The park runs along both sides of the famous creek in Wilmington.
Brandywine Springs County Park
3300 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks A suburban park
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org More than 150 animals
Canby County Park
Oak Street and South Clayton Street, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks
Carousel Farm County Park
3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks The park offers trails, a pond, and stables with horses.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org This nonprofit’s gardens showcase urban horticulture.
Delcastle Recreation Area
McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks 400 acres with golf, tennis and multi-use trails
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, duponteec.org Exhibits on water-related topics in an urban wildlife refuge.
Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com Along the Delaware River
Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
1910 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 655-7275, delawaregreenways.org A 9-mile stretch of multi-use trail
Rockwood Mansion Park
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, 761-4340, rockwood.org A six-acre estate
Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, duponteec.org 200 acres of freshwater marsh
Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810, nccde.org/Parks Trails, miniature waterfalls near Hoopes Reservoir
Wilmington State Parks
1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, 577-7020, destateparks.com Includes Brandywine Park and Rockford Park
Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215, woodlawntrustees.com 2,000 acres on forest, meadows, agriculture fields and multi-use trails on the Brandywine Creek
Wyoming, fw.delaware.gov 31 acres
Norman G, Wilder Wildlife Area
782 Kersey Road, Viola, fw.delaware.gov 4,400 acres for hunting, riding horses
Delaware Birding Trail
delawarebirdingtrail.org A chain of 27 sites across the state offers prime viewing.
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, 226-8105, inlandbays.org Protects and preserves Delaware’s three shallow inland bays
This site lists outdoor recreation, education areas and outdoor events statewide.
Heritage Shores Club
1 Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, 337-7514, heritageshoresgolf.com
Marsh Island Golf Club
21383 Camp Arrowhead Road, Lewes, 945-4653
32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, 947-9800, baywoodgreens.com
1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia, 697-8204, jonathanslandinggolf.com
Bethany Bay Golf Club
Captain’s Court, Millville, 539-3833, bethany-bay.com
The South Rookery Golf Course
27052 Broadkill Road, Milton, 684-3000, rookerygolf.com
The Rookery North Golf Course
6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, 422-9745, rookerygolf.com
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club
7 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean View, 537-5600, beartrapdunes.com
Old Landing Golf Course
20836 Old Landing Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3131, oldlandinggolf.com
Hooper’s Landing Golf Course
1019 W. Locust St., Seaford, 629-2890, seafordde.com/index.cfm?ref=84100
Garrisons Lake Golf Club
101 W. Fairways Circle, Smyrna, 659-1206, garrisonslakegolf.com
1131 Fieldsboro Road, Townsend, 464-1007, odessanationalgolfclub.com
Delcastle Golf Club
801 McKennan’s Church Road, Wilmington, 998-9595, delcastlegc.com
Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, 571-9041, edolivergolfclub.com
Rock Manor Golf Course
1319 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, 295-1400, rockmanorgolf.com
White Clay Creek Country Club
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-6700, whiteclaycreekgolfcourse.com
Bittersweet Golf Club
1190 Augustine Herman Hwy., Elkton, Md., (410) 392-4099, bittersweetgc.us
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at North East
1500 Chesapeake Club Drive, North East, Md., (410) 287-0200, chesapeakegolf.com
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun
128 Karen Drive, Rising Sun, Md., (410) 658-4343, chesapeakegolf.com
Chisel Creek Golf Club
13 Chisel Creek Drive, Landenberg, Pa., (610) 255-3961, chiselcreekgolf.com
The Golf Course at Glen Mills
221 Glen Mills Road, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 558-2142, glenmillsgolf.com
Loch Nairn Golf Club
514 McCue Road, Avondale, Pa., (610) 268-2234, lngolf.com
Patriots Glen Golf Club
300 Patriots Way, Elkton, Md., (410) 392-9552, patriotsglen.com
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600, doverdowns.com Live harness racing. October to April. Simulcasts of harness and thoroughbred racing.
Dover International Speedway
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, (800) 441-RACE, doverspeedway.com Dover hosts major NASCAR events in spring and fall.
Harrington Raceway & Casino
15 West Rider Road, Harrington, 398-7223, harringtonraceway.com Live harness and simulcast racing.
2412 Speedway Drive, New Castle, 328-8302, airportspeedway.com Hosts micro-sprint racing on Saturday nights April-October
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Stanton, (800) 41-SLOTS, delawarepark.com, Thoroughbred racing May through November. Simulcast, slots and sports betting, too.
Wilmington Blue Rocks
801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 888-2015, bluerocks.com Minor league baseball team plays April into September.