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.

For more information on trails and routes in Delaware, visit the Delaware State Parks website!

Address: Alapocas Run, Delaware 19803, USA
Address: Cape Henlopen State Park Public Beach, 15009 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Address: Killens Pond State Park Entrance, Killens Pond State Pk Entrance, Delaware 19943, USA
Address: Lums Pond, Delaware 19701, USA
Address: 750 Thompson Station Rd, Newark, DE 19711, USA
Address: Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA
Address: Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA
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Best Winter Hikes in Delaware

December 10, 2021

Where can I go cold weather hiking in Delaware?  

Delaware is an amazing state year-round; don’t let the cold or snow trick you into thinking you can’t go on an amazing cold-weather hike around here, because you totally can. For example, there are the trails at White Clay Creek State Park, which turns into a literal winter wonderland during the chilliest months of the year. There are also trails at Lums Pond State Park, which is absolutely magical when coated in a layer or two of fresh, untouched snow. You can also head out to the Blackbird State Forest to see some of Delaware’s woods at their wintery best; this is the most fun following snow when everything is crisp and white and just perfect. Really, any of our beautiful state parks are perfect for wintertime cold weather hiking in Delaware; most of them are open year-round, and many trails are well taken care of so you don’t have to worry about trekking through thick snow too much. For more information about each of these ideas and more, check this list of picturesque winter trails out 

What are some fun things to do in the winter in Delaware?  

Delaware is a place that’s perfect for lovers of winter. It gets a notable amount of snow each year, and every season it turns into a wonderland filled with adventure and holiday cheer. You can always do the wintertime classics; build a snowman, have a snowball fight, build a snow fort, go sledding – things like that. But you can do other things here, too, like ice fishing and cold-weather camping. Some years, there are events like ice sculpture competitions and tree lighting ceremonies, depending on where you go or live, and many years have seen entire Delaware towns that transformed themselves into holiday paradises. Delaware is a truly magical place during winter, and we think you’ll love it as much as we do.  

Address: Alapocas Run, Delaware 19803, USA
Address: Cape Henlopen State Park Public Beach, 15009 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Address: Killens Pond State Park Entrance, Killens Pond State Pk Entrance, Delaware 19943, USA
Address: Lums Pond, Delaware 19701, USA
Address: 750 Thompson Station Rd, Newark, DE 19711, USA
Address: Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA
Address: Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA