Delaware Nature December 02, 2017
The 7 Secret Parks Of Delaware You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Delaware’s state parks are among the most underrated in the country. From Cape Henlopen to White Clay Creek, they draw millions of visitors every year who want to experience all that Delaware has to offer. Sometimes, though, you want to go where the people
aren’t, and these secret Delaware parks are always a lot less crowded than our more well known natural places.
1. Redden State Forest
Delaware's largest state forest is also one of its least trekked. Be careful during hunting season, of course, but these trails go on for miles, and you may not even see a soul. You can rent the famous Redden Lodge, too, for a family or office gathering.
18074 Redden Forest Drive Georgetown, DE 19947
2. Newark Reservoir
The Newark Reservoir is the perfect place to stroll around as the light of day fades. The paths around the pond make for beautiful sunset pictures, and it's usually pretty quite here.
240 Old Paper Mill Rd Newark, DE
3. Woodshaven Park
This park, with its walking trails, picnic pavilions, and playground is a true hidden gem! Enjoy it when it's less crowded on weekdays and in the winter, when you may have it mostly to yourself.
100 Darley Rd, Claymont, DE 19703
4. Monigle Park
Monigle Park is a little know park on the Bay side of Read Avenue.
It's small, but there are a few benches and it's a fantastic place to watch the sunset.
Read Avenue, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
5. Burton Island
Burton Island is one area of Delaware Seashore State Park that gets overlooked. The mile long loop trail here will show off some of the best marsh wildlife in Delaware as you walk through preserved land.
39401 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
6. Blackbird Creek Reserve
Blackbird Creek Reserve is one of the best places in the state to go for a long, quiet walk. Not only will you find great walking paths and hardly a soul around, but kayakers love to drop in to the creek here and paddle for miles.
801 Blackbird Landing Rd, Townsend, DE 19734
7. Rittenhouse Park
Rittenhouse Park offers nearly 50 acres of scenic walking, picnicking, paddling, and exploring. I'm always amazed when people don't know about this hidden gem in New Castle County!
228 W Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713
If you really want to get away, head deep in Delaware’s most isolated forest for a weekend enjoying the crisp fall weather at
Delaware’s most peaceful, isolated campground.