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The Awesome Hike In Delaware That Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Fort

Everyone knows that Delaware is full of colonial history! In fact, you can even visit a restaurant that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back to the 1600s at Jessop’s Tavern in New Castle. But, are you familiar with our more modern history? Not only do we have Fort Delaware, a confederate prison during the Civil War that’s now one of the most haunted places in the world, but we’re also home to the incredibly important Fort Miles, which was abandoned shortly after World War II. Fort Miles was once a key player in the Delaware Bay defense plan, protecting the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, but it has since been left for curious Delawareans to explore. Now that it’s forever part of Cape Henlopen State Park, you can hike the park’s trails and head straight for abandoned bunkers, barracks, and coastal watchtowers.

The Fort Miles trails are just a few of the incredible, breathtaking trails at Cape Henlopen State Park. Read more about the Gordon’s Pond – Junction and Breakwater Trail Loop here – it’s the most unforgettable hike in all of Delaware!

Kim Magaraci
Kim Magaraci is a freelance writer in the tri-state area who spends all of her time running around in circles so that her dog Wilco can have a better life. She loves all things Delaware and Philly... except scrapple. Contact: kmagaraci@onlyinyourstate.com