The picturesque quaint villages along the Delaware Bay are perfect for a leisurely ride with a few stops to grab a bite to eat or pick up souvenirs.
The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge has an 12-mile wildlife driving trail open for walking, cycling and vehicles in Smyrna off of Route 9. This trail wanders in and around marsh land, freshwater man-made pools, wetlands and salt marshes create the perfect ride for cyclists. It’s also an excellent trail to see cranes, geese, bald eagles and falcons.
The Bicycle Map of Kent County is a great resource for a birds-eye view of all of the statewide, regional, and connector bicycle route suggestions. It’s also color-coded to easily find the right trail for you and see which are more trafficked and typically crowded.
The Killens Pond State Park’s Bike Trail is a 2.3 mile greenway that runs from US 13 to Killens Pond State Park. Once you’ve entered the park on the trail, the trail surface becomes crushed stone instead of asphalt. Nature trails within the park use the bike trail as a connection point to a millpond, the park’s central feature, that was established in the late 18th century.
The St. Jones Greenway connects Dover and the central Kent County area to the Delaware Bay. It’s a 14-mile long river-side pathway designed for pedestrians and cyclists and is often used by commuters who prefer two wheels.
There are over 40 miles of family-friendly trails to use for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, you’ll want to visit Blackbird State Forest, located on the border of New Castle and Kent Counties. Delaware’s northernmost state forest is open year-round and has five primitive campsites and four picnic spots.
The Mispillion River Greenway runs through historic downtown Milford on both sides of the Mispillion River and links city parks with various historic sites and cultural amenities. The 1.8 miles begins at Goat Island and ends at Silver Lake, offering a scenic route of the peaceful waterway along the way.
The most popular cycling event —the annual Amish Country Bike Tour—returns for the 33rd year on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The ride offers 15, 25, 50, 64 and 100 mile distance options and fun pit stops at Harvest Ridge Winery, Painted Stave Distilling and the famous Amish Schoolhouse for pie!