Delaware Hiking, Nature July 29, 2020
This Easy 7 Mile Trail Network In Delaware Features A Boardwalk, Bridge, Nature Center, And More
The Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Greenways, and Bike Delaware recently joined forces to embark on a huge project to convert old rail lines into a greenway, where residents and visitors to New Castle County can enjoy our state’s scenery and history all at once. Travel the Jack A. Markell trail in Northern Delaware to discover an often-overlooked world in your own back yard.
Travel the newly completed Jack A. Markell Trail for eight miles from Wilmington to New Castle and you'll discover a world of wonders. This popular trail in Northern Delaware is easy for anyone to enjoy.
One of the landmarks of the trail is the DuPont Environmental Education Center.
The center sits on the edge of the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, which features 212 preserved acres of a fascinating freshwater tidal ecosystem.
This flat, maintained trail showcases Delaware's nature and history. You can travel all the way to First State National Historic Park sites in New Castle.
Follow this gorgeous trail in Northern Delaware as your cross coastal marshes, take in views of the Christina River and travel along old converted railway lines.
Whether you're embarking on a full-day journey to see the sights or just want to get out for a quick stroll, there's no better trail in Northern Delaware than the new Jack A. Markell Trail.
You can find a trail map for the Jack A. Markell Trail on the
Delaware Greenways website, here. It’s also worth looking into the DuPont Environmental Education Center, which may have programming or events that interest you!
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