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Parks and Natural Areas in New Castle County, Delaware

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Bear

Beck’s Pond County Park
827 Salem Church Road, Bear, 395-5654, nccde.org/Parks
Great fishing from land or by boat

Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, 368-6989, destateparks.com
Sports fields, disc golf

Sunset Stables
Howell School Road, Bear, 834-7588, sunsetstable.com
Features trail riding


Delaware City

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


Glasgow

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 new skate park and a sledding hill.


Greenville

Coverdale Farm
543 Way Road, Greenville, 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org
The 352-acre Burrows Run Preserve features pastures and fields, ponds and woodland.


Hockessin

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


Newark

Cooch-Dayett Mills
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

Mason-Dixon Trail
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


Port Penn

Augustine Wildlife Area
Port Penn, 834-8433, fw.delaware.gov
About 2,700 acres border the Delaware River.


Townsend

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


Wilmington

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

Brandywine Park
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

Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org
More than 150 animals, in Brandywine Park

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

 

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