There's A Delaware Trail That Leads To A Babbling Brook The Entire Family Will Love
Are you working on a list of must-do hikes in Delaware? One of our favorite treks through Brandywine Creek State Park is suitable for families or solo adventurers, and you’ll find it to be a scenic stroll that’s easy for all ages. The Eastern Loop of the park covers a variety of terrain and it’s one of those hikes that truly never gets old.
One of the best family-friendly hikes in Delaware is the Eastern Loop of Brandywine Creek State Park.
Most hikers will complete the loop in less than two hours, but families with younger children may take a bit longer to explore the 5.5-mile trail. There is minimal and gradual elevation gain, totaling just over 350 feet.
This is a dog-friendly trail, as long as your pet remains on a leash.
Older children will love climbing on the boulders and glacial erratics carved by water and time over hundreds of years.
Brandywine Creek State Park is a great spot for nature lovers year-round, but it's truly special in the fall, when the trees and ground are bursting with the colors of the season.
The creek itself is a highlight of any hike through the park. The sound of running water accompanies hikers, and if you visit on a weekday or in the off-season, it's a peaceful soundtrack in the otherwise silent woods.
There are plenty of open spaces to lay out a picnic, so pack a lunch and enjoy a beautiful day exploring Brandywine Creek State Park with your family.
Trail maps and current park conditions can be found on the
Delaware State Parks website.
For more of our favorite easy trails in the First State, read about
9 Amazing Delaware Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love.
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Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA