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Nature Trails/Outdoor Activities:

Assawoman Canal Trail – Ocean View, DE

7 Town Road
The Assawoman Canal is a canal in Sussex County, Delaware. The canal links the Indian River Bay to the north with the Little Assawoman Bay to the south. It is bordered by Bethany Beach and South Bethany to the east and Ocean View to the west. Because of it, Fenwick Island is detached from the Delaware mainland.

Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area – Frankford, DE

37604 Mulberry Landing Road
Long stretches of marsh grasses line the bay shores, surrounded by pine woods. A quiet park well worth the visit as a real contrast to the nearby ocean beaches.

Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware – Frankford, DE

34215 Peppers Corner Road
What sets Barn Hill apart from other zoos and zoological facilities is that we place an emphasis on the animal’s quality of life and their environment. You won’t find a ton of concrete and observation glass at our facility, but rather open fields and grasslands that mimic natural environments that our animal ambassadors are used to.

Burton island Nature Preserve and Trailhead – Dewey Beach, DE

25039 Coastal Highway
Head out on this 1.3-mile loop trail near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 23 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Cape Henlopen State Park/Gordon’s Pond Trail, North Rehoboth, DE

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive
This 3.2-mile accessible trail offers stunning views of the park’s dynamic coastal habitats, including dunes, forests, and wetlands. Hike or bike across the elevated boardwalk, and look for wildlife along the trail.

Coastal Kayak – Fenwick Island, DE

36840 Coastal Highway
Coastal Kayak is the most experienced kayak company at the beach! This is our 26th year of providing entertaining and educational guided eco-tours and instruction with the most highly trained staff and best equipment in the area. By providing our customers with a unique and enjoyable experience, we strive to be the highlight of their vacation while at the same time creating an appreciation and awareness of the importance of preserving our natural resources.

Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek – Dagsboro, DE

30220 Piney Neck Road
The Delaware Botanic Gardens is a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware, created for the benefit and enjoyment of all.
You know and love the beach.
Now come see what treasures lie along Delaware’s Inland Bays.

EcoBay Kayak & Stand Up Paddle – Ocean View, DE

30048 Cedar Neck Road
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals and Tours

Fred Hudson Trail – Ocean View, DE
Fresh Pond Trailhead, DE-1

Enjoy this 4.3-mile out-and-back trail near Ocean View, Delaware. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 15 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, road biking, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

James Farm Ecological Preserve – Ocean View, DE

30048 Cedar Neck Road
The James Farm Ecological Preserve (Preserve) is an oasis of wildland on Indian River Bay, located just a short drive from Bethany Beach, Delaware on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View.

Midlands Wildlife Area – Georgetown, DE

Jones Store Road and Hardscrabble Road
Midlands Wildlife Area consists of two large land tracts totaling more than 2,100 acres of wilderness near Georgetown. Before your arrival, we recommend you consult the current schedule of hunting seasons. Or, if you’re ever in doubt, simply wear hunters” orange or other bright colors. Also, please be advised that wildlife areas typically keep signage to a minimum, so a compass or GPS unit may be a wise thing to pack.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Area – Milton, DE

11978 Turkle Pond Road
Established in 1963, the refuge is an important stopover site for migratory birds as they travel up and down the Atlantic Flyway and provides protected breeding habitat for federally and State-listed threatened and endangered species, as well as many neo-tropical migrating bird species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh , freshwater marsh, ponds, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest. Hundreds of native plant and animal species thrive in this mosaic of these diverse cover types that provide habitat for 308 species of birds, 51 species of fish, 45 species of reptiles and amphibians, 37 species of mammals, and an array of rare insect and plant species.

Salisbury Zoo – Salisbury, MD

755 S. Park Drive
Today the Salisbury Zoo encompasses over 12 acres within the city park along a tributary of the Wicomico River. It has remained one of the few municipal Zoo providing FREE admission and parking to its community.

State Beach Parks:

Delaware Seashore State Park – Rehoboth Beach, DE

39415 Inlet Road
Delaware Seashore State Park, boasting six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, serves as an important part of the southern Delaware coastline. The dynamic Indian River Inlet connects the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays with the Atlantic Ocean and is the epicenter of the park’s many activities. A beach lies on either side of the inlet, welcoming anglers and beachgoers who stay for the day or overnight at the park’s waterfront campground and cottages.

Fenwick Island State Park – Fenwick Island, DE

Delaware Route 1
Delaware’s southernmost beach, Fenwick Island State Park offers three miles of ocean beaches along with access to the Little Assawoman Bay. The park once was home to the late 1800s Fenwick Island Life-Saving Station, lost in the storm of 1962, which provided aid to maritime travelers in distress off Delaware’s Atlantic coast. Fenwick Island State Park is home to a World War II-era fire control tower that helped protect the coastline. Ghost crabs are a popular site along the water, and programs are offered to learn about these and other natural resources at the park. Kayaking is a favorite pastime on the bayside at this tranquil downstate park.

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