Delaware June 10, 2019
9 Reasons Why Hiking Through Delaware Is The Best Way To Spend Your Weekend
Hiking in Delaware is one of the best ways you can spend your time! See what makes the First State one that’s worth exploring by reading all about our gorgeous home and how it is full of natural beauty.
1. There's no better way to start the day.
Plan a sunrise hike and enjoy an unobstructed view of the sun peeking over the ocean at any of our National Wildlife Refuges, right on the coast.
2. You'll be able to find your own secret beach.
Even in the middle of tourist season, you can take a short adventure to find an empty beach. Kitts Hummock, Woodland Beach, or Prime Hook Beach are all good places to relax in peace and quiet.
3. The wildlife may come out to play.
Keep an eye out for rare migratory birds, foxes, coyote, and deer on your Delaware hiking adventure. There's more hiding in the First State than you may realize!
4. You never know what you'll stumble upon.
Delaware's trails are full of hidden treasures - like the Mason Dixon Line "post mark'd west," or the boundary line between Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania - both found in White Clay Creek State Park.
5. You can take a break from the weather while learning about your world.
Many of Delaware's state parks have nature centers, where you can get up close with critters and learn all about the state's environment and ecosystems.
6. There's beauty around every corner.
No matter where you decide to hike, you'll find stunning natural environments near every single Delaware town. Delaware's parks department is one of the most dedicated in the country.
7. One State Pond is actually home to a waterpark!
Killens Pond State Park is home to the best waterpark in the state. You can hike all morning and then hit the park to cool off.
8. You'll be walking through history.
When you hike through Cape Henlopen State Park, you can explore a World War II military fort! This abandoned fort is home to fire control lookout towers, and you can catch a breathtaking view from the top.
9. You'll end up with a much deeper appreciation of your home state.
When you finally see all that Delaware has to offer, you'll wonder why so many people mock our tiny state. It truly is home to endless discoveries, if you're willing to take a look.
For some of the best trails around, read
5 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Delaware.