Delaware August 27, 2019
8 Exhilarating Hikes To Take Before Summer Ends In Delaware
Delaware is at its best in the months of August and September. Tourists begin to head home and the crowds go away, and the best weather finds its way into our beautiful towns. If you want to get out and see the best of the state, plan a scenic hike! Here’s a fun list of the best Delaware hikes to take when the weather begins to cool off a little and Fall is just around the corner.
1. Swamp Forest Trail, Lums Pond State Park
The beautiful, scenic, and potentially haunted Swamp Forest Trail is a 6.8-mile journey through one of Delaware's most popular parks. You'll love the forest shade and gorgeous waterfront views.
2. Brandywine Creek State Park
It's impossible to narrow down one bucket-list-worthy hike in Brandywine Creek State Park. You could spend hours exploring this gorgeous park and discovering all of the hidden wonders it can show off.
3. Newark Reservoir
There's nothing like a quick stroll around the Newark Reservoir! The entire loop trail is 1.8 miles long and shows off some of the most peaceful scenery in the area.
4. Alapocas Woods Trail, Alapocas Run State Park
The rugged and surprising Alapocas Woods Trail is a 1.8-mile adventure that shows off rocky outcroppings and the only notable waterfall in Delaware. It's a great place to explore on a sunny day.
5. Killen's Pond Loop
Killens Pond is the best place to spend time in central Delaware! See the best of the park along the 2.7-mile loop trail. Bring your binoculars for birding!
6. Lenape Loop, Middle Run Valley Park
The quiet Lenape Loop Trail in Middle Run Natural Area is a 4.4-mile trail that will show off some of Delaware's finest places. Take this hike when you want to get away from it all.
7. Whitely Farms Trail, White Clay Creek State Park
The 7.4-mile Whitley Farms Trail is a popular spot for First State hikers. It's located in the heart of White Clay Creek State Park near Newark and is sure to impress you with its history and beauty.
8. Gordons Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park
Enjoy the popular Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park and you'll be able to spot a variety of ecosystems all working together by the Ocean! This 5.2-mile trail features forest, marsh, and coastal segments.
Which Delaware hikes will you add you your bucket list? Plan to tackle at least one before Fall is here and the chilly air starts to feel like wintertime.