Nature October 09, 2017
The Haunted Hike In Delaware That Will Send You Running For The Hills
Delaware is full of spooky, haunted houses and places, but only one invites you to wander through haunted woods for hours at a time. Are you brave enough to hike the most haunted park in Delaware? Read below and see if you think you can brave the miles and miles of chilling trails.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Lums Pond in New Castle County features nearly 14 miles of hiking trails and the largest freshwater pond in the State.
You can find this state park at 1068 Howell School Road Bear, Delaware.
The park is one of the most popular in Delaware, but few people know if its spooky, haunted past.
In the 1870s, a young runaway was brutally murdered in the woods of what is now the Swamp Trail. It is said that when you stroll the grounds, on a quiet enough day, you can hear her screaming and pleading for help.
The property was once a working mill, and some suggest that the Lum family have not quite given up their home.
Visitors have reported seeing a father and son working on the mill, and water wheels are still heard running, though the mill has been decommissioned for decades.
There are other paranormal happenings at Lums Pond, too.
The pond was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and the difficult journey north meant that many former slaves did not make it to their freedom. The sounds of shackles and singing can be heard when the wind blows just right here.
So, all that being said - are you brave enough to hike Lums Pond?
Be sure to go on a quiet October afternoon, and be sure to bring your running shoes. Once you get deep into the woods, there's only one way out - and you'd better make it quick.
The most haunted park in Delaware may be Lums Pond, but it’s far from the only spooky place in the First State. Check out this list of
These 15 Hauntings in Delaware Will Send Chills Down Your Spine to get familiar with the ghosts of the Delaware, and enjoy the spookiest month of the year.