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PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS

 

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, 422-0847, www.delawarenaturesociety.org
313 acres features and old grist mill and pond.

 

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

 

Big Oak Park
417 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, 744-2495, www.co.kent.de.us
90 acres feature the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation.

 

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, 653-9345, www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook
The 16,000-acre refuge is a mecca for birders.

 

Brecknock Park
80 Old Camden Road, Camden, 744-2495, www.co.kent.de.us
86 acres.

 

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436, www.swc.dnrec.delaware.gov
Includes the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves.

 

Killens Pond State Park and Water Park
5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-3412, www.destateparks.com
Water slides, two pools.

 

Little Creek Wildlife Area
Little Creek, 284-1077, www.dnrec.delaware.gov
4,700 acres of wildlands popular with hunters.

 

McGinnis Pond
Wyoming, www.fw.delaware.gov
31 acres.

 

Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Milford Neck Road and Pritchett Road, Milford, 284-1077, www.fw.delaware.gov
5,500 acres.

 

Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area
782 Kersey Road, Viola, www.fw.delaware.gov
4,400 acres for hunting, riding horses.

 


PHOTO COURTESY OF GREATER WILMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 
 

Dover International Speedway.


PHOTO BY RON DUBICK 

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course, Magnolia

 

Port Mahon Preserve
Port Mahon Road, Port Mahon, 654-4707
340 Acres of beaches, marshes and creeks.

 

Silver Lake
Kings Highway and Washington Street, Dover, 736-7050, www.cityofdover.com
Boating, fishing, volleyball and a fitness court.

 

St. Jones Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436, www.swc.dnrec.delaware.gov
Home of the St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies.

 

Taber State Forest
1953 Burrsville Road, Harrington, 349-5754, www.dda.delaware.gov/forestry
1,240 acres.

 

Ted Harvey Conservation Area
Ted Harvey Wildlife Area Road, Dover, www.dnrec.delaware.gov
2,700 acres.

 

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, 653-2882, www.fw.delaware.gov
6,300 acres is home to the Aquatic Resources Education Center.

 

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

 

Garrisons Lake Golf Club
101 W. Fairways Circle, Smyrna, 659-1206, www.garrisonslakegolf.com

 

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course
1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia, 697-8204

 

SPORTS

 

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600, www.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, www.doverspeedway.com
Dover hosts major NASCAR events in spring and fall.

 

Harrington Raceway & Casino
15 West Rider Road, Harrington, 398-7223, www.harringtonraceway.com
Live harness and simulcast racing.

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