With hiking trails and abundant recreation (including camping, a waterpark, and disc golf), Killens Pond State Park is the perfect destination and getaway for avid outdoors people and nature lovers. In the heart of the park lies Killens Pond, a 66-acre millpond that was established all the way back in the late 1700s. Cozy up for a weekend in the quaint cabins, or grab your tent and stay in the campgrounds while you take advantage of the outdoor trails! Between the Bike Trail, Pondside Trail, Cross Country Trail and Life Course Trail, you’ll love soaking up all the natural wonder of Killens State Park. Learn more about Killens Pond here!
The northernmost state forest in Delaware, Blackbird totals more than 5,400 acres, and features a mix of oak, yellow-poplar, maple, gum, and hickory trees which blanket the area. Lush flowering trees and shrubs dot the trails, providing breathtaking, scenic woodlands. Blackbird boasts 40 miles of trails; with 10 different trail options, so you can indulge in nature — at your own pace. Plus, Blackbird State Forest is home to a 2,200-foot paved nature trail designed for wheelchair accessibility. Click here for a map of Black Bird State Forest trails, and plan your nature retreat today!
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
With more than 15,000 acres of protected tidal salt marsh, Bombay Hook is an irreplaceable treasure and one of the largest remaining expanses of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. From marshes to fields and forests, there’s no shortage of natural beauty. Choose from a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails (two of which are handicapped accessible), three observation towers, and more! Bombay Hook is perfect for nature photography, as well — take advantage of the wide diversity of habitats and animal life! Learn more about Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge here, and plan your nature-filled getaway! .