Delaware November 03, 2017
5 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Delaware
Even if you grew up in this pretty state, you might be thinking “wait… there are incredible hikes in Delaware?”. Oftentimes, we travel out of state to explore nature, but there really are some great hiking trails in the First State. While they might not have the elevation of the Adirondacks or the caves of Western Pennsylvania, I think you’ll find these hikes will really make their mark on the adventurers that get to explore them.
1. The Stunning Wildflower Hike at Mt. Cuba:
Mt. Cuba is open to the public from April to November, and strolling the grounds is an experience like no other. Their wildflower celebration in April is unreal - you'll be mesmerized by the display that nature puts on! This is the perfect easy hike, too - the trails throughout the grounds are not strenuous, and there's a meadow that's perfect for picnicking right in the middle of this astounding wildflower paradise.
Read more about this breathtaking, beautiful hike here.
2. The Haunted Hike at Lums Pond:
Hike the swamp trail at Lums Pond - if you dare! Delaware's most haunted state park is the site of strange happenings -
from unexplained sounds to apparitions. Forget the cheesy halloween wonderlands, these ghosts are real.
Read more about this spooky hike here.
3. The Three State Hike through White Clay Creek:
Yes, that's right, three states! White Clay Creek borders Maryland and Pennsylvania, and by following the Boundary Line trail and a few offshoots, you can easily explore a bit of all three states in one day. This is a little bit of a "real" hike, so bring plenty of water and keep an eye on your trail markers. You'll notice them along the way - they are, in fact, stones from the original survey of the Mason-Dixon line.
Read more about this unforgettable hike here.
4. The Historic Hike at Fort Miles:
Where else in the country can you be strolling along the beach one minute, and the next, find yourself face-to-face with heavy artillery? The hike from Cape Henlopen State Park's beach to the abandoned Fort Miles is an experience you won't soon forget. At one point, you can climb a sixty year old "Fire Control" tower, where soldiers looked out across the ocean, trying to spot enemy submarines and ships.
Read more about this mind-blowing hike here.
5. The Serene, Isolated Hike Through Blackbird State Forest:
It's hard to find peace and quiet in the northeast, even if you head off into a state park! Blackbird Forest is an exception, though -
you can hike here for hours, or even stay overnight, and you may not run in to a single soul.
Read more about this peaceful hike here.
These incredible hikes will help you appreciate the beauty that our tiny state of Delaware has been hiding all along – where is your favorite place to explore in the First State?