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PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS

 

Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-1164, www.destateparks.com
Blue Ball Barn and Can-Do Playground for children of all abilities.

 

Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-2334, www.delawarenaturesociety.org
Offers a butterfly garden and educational programs.

 

Banning County Park
Maryland Avenue and Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
Ponds, athletic fields and picnic areas.

 

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

 

Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, www.destateparks.com
Fishing, tennis, trails.

 

Blackbird Creek Reserve
801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, 378-5734, www.swc.dnrec.delaware.gov
400 acres.

 

Blackbird State Forest
502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, 653-6505, www.dda.delaware.gov/forestry
5,400 acres.

 

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534, www.destateparks.com
933 acres of upland forest, meadows and creek bottom.

 

Brandywine Park
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 577-7020, www.destateparks.com
The park runs along both sides of the famous creek in Wilmington.

 

Brandywine Springs County Park
3300 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
A suburban park.

 

Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, www.brandywinezoo.org
More than 150 animals, including new red pandas.

 


Photo By Brad Glazier, Delaware 87ers
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The Delaware 87ers, an NBA Development League team, plays its home games at The Bob in Newark.


PHOTO BY CHRIS STARR 

Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin

 

Carousel Farm County Park
3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
The park offers trails, a pond and stables with horses.

 

Cedar Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Walker School Road, Townsend, www.fw.delaware.gov
5,000 acres on the Delaware River.

 

Cooch-Dayett Mills
904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 239-2334, www.delawarenaturesociety.org
Educational center.

 

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

 

The Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, www.thedch.org
This nonprofit’s gardens showcase urban horticulture.

 

Delcastle Recreation Area
McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
400 acres with golf, tennis and multi-use trails.

 

DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, www.duponteec.org
Exhibits on water-related topics in an urban wildlife refuge.

 

Fort Delaware State Park
Delaware City, 834-7941, www.destateparks.com
Pea Patch Island features a Civil War fort.

 

Fort DuPont State Park
45 Clinton St., Delaware City, 834-7941, www.destateparks.com
322 acres and a historic fort.

 

Fox Point State Park
Hay Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, www.destateparks.com
Along the Delaware River.

 

Glasgow County Park
U.S. 40 and U.S. 896, Glasgow, 395-5654, www.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.

 

Iron Hill County Park
Iron Hill Road, Newark, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
335 acres include a dog park.

 

Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, 368-6989, www.destateparks.com
Sports fields, disc golf and the zip line treetop adventure.

 


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETY
 

DuPont Environmental Education Center

 

Mason-Dixon Trail
www.masondixontrail.org
Runs through White Clay Creek State Park.

 

Michael N. Castle Trail
Delaware City
A 14-mile-long, shared-use recreational trail along the north side of the C&D Canal.

 

Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, 395-5654, www.nccde.org/Parks
850 acres.

 

Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, www.mtcubacenter.org
600 acres devoted to the propagation of native plants.

 

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail
1910 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 655-7275, www.delawaregreenways.org
A 9-mile stretch of multi-use trail.

 

Rockwood Mansion Park
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, 761-4340, www.rockwood.org
A six-acre estate.

 

Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, 656-1490, www.duponteec.org
200 acres of freshwater marsh.

 

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

 

Valley Garden Park
Campbell Road, Wilmington, 576-3810, www.nccde.org/Parks
Trails, miniature waterfalls near Hoopes Reservoir.

 

White Clay Creek State Park
425 Wedgewood Road, Newark, 368-6900, www.destateparks.com
37 miles of trails.

 

Wilmington State Parks
1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, 577-7020, www.destateparks.com
Includes Brandywine Park and Rockford Park.

 

Woodlawn Trustees Area
Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, 655-6215, www.woodlawntrustees.com
2,000 acres on forest, meadows, agriculture fields and multi-use trails on the Brandywine Creek.

 


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETY
 

Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin.

 

OTHER

 

Delaware Birding Trail
www.delawarebirdingtrail.org
A chain of 27 sites across the state offers prime viewing.

 

Ecodelaware.com
This site lists outdoor recreation, education areas and outdoor events statewide.

 

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

 

Deerfield
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, www.deerfieldgolfclub.com

 

Delcastle Golf Club
801 McKennan’s Church Road, Wilmington, 998-9595, www.delcastlegc.com

 

Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, 571-9041, www.edolivergolfclub.com

 

Odessa National
1131 Fieldsboro Road, Townsend, 464-1007, www.odessanationalgolfclub.com

 

Rock Manor Golf Course
1319 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, 295-1400, www.rockmanorgolf.com

 

White Clay Creek Country Club
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-6700, www.whiteclaycreekgolfcourse.com

 


PHOTO BY RON DUBICK 

Glasgow County Skate Park

 

NEARBY MARYLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA

 

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

 

Bittersweet Golf Club
1190 Augustine Herman Hwy., Elkton, Md., (410) 392-4099, www.bittersweetgc.us

 

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at North East
1500 Chesapeake Club Drive, North East, Md., (410) 287-0200, www.chesapeakegolf.com

 

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun
128 Karen Drive, Rising Sun, Md., (410) 658-4343, www.chesapeakegolf.com

 

Chisel Creek Golf Club
13 Chisel Creek Drive, Landenberg, Pa., (610) 255-3961, www.chiselcreekgolf.com

 

The Golf Course at Glen Mills
221 Glen Mills Road, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 558-2142, www.glenmillsgolf.com

 

Loch Nairn Golf Club
514 McCue Road, Avondale, Pa., (610) 268-2234, www.lngolf.com

 

Patriots Glen Golf Club
300 Patriots Way, Elkton, Md., (410) 392-9552, www.patriotsglen.com

 

SPORTS

 

Airport Speedway
​2412 Speedway Drive, New Castle, 328-8302, www.airportspeedway.com
Hosts micro-sprint racing on Saturday nights April-October.

 

Delaware 87ers
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste. 200, Wilmington, 504-7587, www.nba.com/dleague/delaware
The National Basketball Association Development League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers plays home games at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark.

 

Delaware Park
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Stanton, (800) 41-SLOTS, www.delawarepark.com
Thoroughbred racing May through November. Simulcast, slots and sports betting, too.

 

Wilmington Blue Rocks
801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 888-2015, www.bluerocks.com
Minor league baseball team plays April into September at Frawley Stadium.

 

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