Delaware’s Patriarch Tree Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In America

Everyone knows that Delaware is older than our country itself, but did you ever stop to think about how some of the trees you encounter on your everyday adventure have lived through more history than you can imagine? The oldest tree in Delaware, Trap Pond’s Patriarch Tree, is more than half a millenium old. That means it was standing here long before European settlers reached our shores. Grab a kayak (or rent one from the park) and paddle out to see this beauty for yourself.

Have you ever paddled up to see the oldest tree in Delaware? Plan a visit to Trap Pond State Park and you’ll encounter this massive landmark. While you’re here, take a minute to reflect on everything the tree has lived through and marvel at the resilience of the natural world.

Address: Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956, USA