September 25, 2018
By: Abby Shepard, Marketing Director at Delaware State Parks
A crisp breeze replacing warm summer days only means the Fall season is officially upon us. Find Delaware State Parks in their prime this Autumn season as the seasons begin to change and park foliage transforms to beautiful golden hues. Walk, run, hike, or bike over 150 miles of trails and immerse yourself in the wondrous beauty of the season. Be sure to check out these 5 spots for the best fall foliage viewing throughout Delaware State Parks.
Experience Trap Pond’s fall foliage from the land or water! Take a paddle into the swamps, or hike along the pond’s edge on the 4.6 mile Bob Trail, and be rewarded by stunning views of the baldcypress trees and surrounding wetlands.
Located in the heart of Kent County, Delaware, Killens Pond State Park features a 66 acre millpond, established in the late 1700s. Today, the park is a favorite destination for fishing, camping, hiking, and more. Stroll along the edge of Killens Pond on the Pondside Trail, a 2.6 mile loop through hardwood forests.
Explore the edge of Lums Pond as you hike the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail, or swing through the trees on the Go Ape Treetop adventure course!
White Clay Creek offers 37 miles of trails to explore. Begin at the White Clay Creek Nature Center, and follow the PennDel trail along the creek for dense forests, beautiful vistas, and even a bridge that crosses the water and offers sweeping views. After the bridge, the PennDel trail turns into the Pomeroy Trail, and this loop leads back to the nature center in a loop.
Hike through the meadows or the forest at Brandywine Creek for stunning fall colors in every direction. The Hidden Pond trail begins at the nature center, and winds through the forest and down the water’s edge.
The Northern Delaware Greenway Trail runs through Alapocas Run State Park as part of the larger East Coast Greenway Trail. It connects to Rockwood Park and Bellevue State Park in the north, as well as Wilmington State Parks in the south. Along this trail, you’ll see the Brandywine River as well as a natural rock wall!
Do you have a favorite trail in Delaware State Parks to travel during the Fall season? Let us know in the comments below. Find more to do in Delaware State Parks this fall.