Delaware Nature, State Parks November 30, 2017
Delaware’s Very First State Park Is Still One Of The State’s Most Stunning And You Need To Visit
Trap Pond State Park opened in 1951, making it Delaware’s first true State Park. It’s known as one of the best places for hiking, paddling, camping and relaxing in the entire state of Delaware! Take a look at what makes this timeless park an incredible place to spend a day, whether it’s spring, summer, fall or even winter.
Trap Pond is best known for its beautiful Baldcypress trees that live in the middle of the water.
These trees have adapted for centuries to survive in swamps and ponds, and Trap Pond's are the northernmost bald cypress trees in the country.
Trap Pond is home to miles and miles of trails that are easy to explore on foot or on bicycle.
In fact, you can rent a bike for an hour, for free, from the campground. A full lap of the park on the Bob Trail takes about 45 minutes.
If you're a fan of camping, you'll love the park's walk-in sites, cabins, and yurts. While most of their 150 campsites close for the year on November 30th, 35 stay open year round.
In the spring and summer, the footpaths and bridges that cross the pond are filled with people enjoying our oldest state park, and the pond is full of paddlers exploring the water trails.
It's hard to beat the sight of the gorgeous fall foliage colors that take over Trap Pond State Park in the fall.
In the Winter, the park is quiet and serene. It's my favorite time of year to explore the snow-crested trails.
Be sure to bundle up, because you'll want to spend hours and hours here.
The town of Laurel, where Trap Pond State Park is located, is one of the most underrated, beautiful towns in Delaware. Make your trip to the oldest state park in Delaware a full adventure and explore all that this little town has to offer. For more information, read about
The Tiny Town In Delaware Completely Surrounded By Breathtaking Natural Beauty.