Delaware April 18, 2019
You Can Hike Or Bike To This Delaware Brewery Without Ever Getting Into A Car
Wilmington gets a bad rap as a violent city, but the truth is, there’s a lot to see in our big river town. If you’re looking to get some fresh air and escape the feel of an urban environment, there’s a brand new Delaware greenway ready to show you the best of the First State.
Nature enthusiasts and foodies, rejoice! Now you can combine your two true loves with a bike-and-dine trek along Delaware's newest greenway - the Jack A. Markell Trail!
While the Markel Trail officially starts in New Castle's Battery Park, most people begin the trek from the Dupont Environmental Education Center.
From Battery Park to the Waterfront, you can travel seven miles along scenic coastal marshes, observing wildlife and river traffic all the way.
Pedaling into Wilmington is sure to work up an appetite, and luckily there are plenty of places to dine along the river.
When you get to the waterfront, park your bike and stop by Iron Hill for a delicious waterfront meal.
Even though Iron Hill Brewery is a chain, each location maintains their own brewing room, where master beer makers craft small-batch concoctions.
Iron Hill's Wilmington location works with local suppliers to create unique brews that truly reflect the spirit of our biggest city!
Iron Hill's menu includes burgers, steaks, vegetarian options, nachos, beer cheese pretzels, wings, and more.
If the weather is nice, dine out on the patio! You'll be able to watch the river traffic and enjoy fresh air.
After you've finished your delicious meal, head back out on the trail to pedal your way back to the trailhead.
You can learn more about the
DuPont Environmental Education Center here, and you’ll find a Markell Trail map right here.
While you’re in Wilmington, be sure to explore
everything that the Riverfront has to offer!