The Secret Garden Hike In Delaware Will Make You Feel Like You’re In A Fairytale

The DuPont family left a huge mark on the state of Delaware, both from a business and an architecture standpoint. Each DuPont Estate seems more stunning than the last, but perhaps none is as impressive as the 1,000 acre Winterthur Museum, Library and Garden. H.F. DuPont was dedicated to preserving gorgeous open space, and his obsession with landscape architecture is a legacy that the staff at Winterthur have worked hard to maintain. Thanks to their efforts, one of the most underrated gardens is hiding in the back of the estate, between the Enchanted Woods and the Pinetum. When you visit, don’t let this one pass you by.

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While you’re at Winterthur, take an hour to explore the Enchanted Woods. Kids and adults of all ages will love walking through the Acorn Tea Room, skipping across the Serpentine Path, and sitting in the enormous birds’ nest.