Nature January 08, 2020
7 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Delaware To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead
It’s easy to stay cooped up in the wintertime, but this is the best time of year to get out and explore your state! Bundle up and find your hats and gloves, because the best winter hikes in Delaware are calling your name.
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1. Killens Pond Loop Trail, Killens Pond State Park
Killens Pond is one of Delaware's most popular summertime destinations, thanks to its waterpark. However, if you pass on this Kent County forest in the winter, you'll be missing out on stunning and serene views.
2. Swamp Forest Trail, Lums Pond State Park
The haunted Swamp Forest trail is one of the best winter hikes in Delaware. It's quiet - almost too quiet - and if you're lucky, you'll encounter horses being ridden on the nearly empty trails.
3. Alapocas Woods Trail, Alapocas Woods State Park
The unique Alapocas Woods trail shows off frozen rocks and waterfalls, along with one of a kind views you won't find elsewhere in Wilmington. Visit after a cold snap to see the frozen icicles!
4. David English Trail, White Clay Creek State Park
White Clay Creek State Park is a natural wonder, and after a fresh snow, it's like a whole new world. Get out there and explore it!
5. Gordon's Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park
The beach is the best place for a winter hike in Delaware! Explore all of Cape Henlopen's trails when nobody else is hogging the sand.
6. Hidden Pond, Brandywine Creek State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park is a popular sledding spot, so if you want peace and quiet, head there early in the morning after a fresh snowfall. The untouched power is beautiful.
7. Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park
When it comes to winter hikes in Delaware, many people completely overlook Delaware Seashore State Park. Not only can you find pondside and beachside trails, but the Indian River Inlet becomes a North Pole wonderland. See for yourself after several days of freezing temperatures.
For more information on trails and routes in Delaware, visit the
Delaware State Parks website, here. Address: Killens Pond State Park Entrance, Felton, DE 19943, USA Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701, USA Address: Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA Address: Thompson Station Road, Park Office, 880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711, USA Address: Cape Henlopen, Delaware 19958, USA Address: 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA Address: Indian River Inlet, Delaware, USA