The rolling meadows, old-growth forest, and freshwater marshes at Brandywine Creek State Park are reminiscent of an agricultural landscape and way of life in northern Delaware’s piedmont region. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Brandywine Creek State Park!
See the Views From Hawk Watch Overlook
Discover the park’s iconic stone walls that serve as relics of the land’s agricultural past. You’ll likely see a variety of birds, and during fall and spring migrations, look for hawks, eagles, and vultures. The Hawk Watch is also the perfect spot to watch a sunset!
Hike Through Tulip Tree Woods
Experience this old-growth forest filled with giant 200-year-old Tulip Poplar trees. Discover the Hidden Pond vernal pool, and as you hike to the Brandywine River, you may see remains of historic mills and farmsteads.
Float Down the Brandywine River
Soak in the scenery while tubing or paddling down the Brandywine River. The park offers guided canoe trips, or you can tube down the river on your own. Enjoy beautiful views of the Brandywine Valley, especially during the fall!
Hike the Rocky Run Trail
Natural Blue Granite and significant elevation changes make this the most rugged trail in Delaware State Parks! Enjoy majestic stands of Beech and Tulip Poplar trees as you hop stones to cross Rocky Run. Part of the trail runs through Delaware’s only National Park, First State National Historic Park.
Superintendent’s Pick: Play a Round of Disc Golf
The park’s rolling hills and open meadows create an exciting and challenging course! See if you can hit par on the Beauty and the Beast, holes 4 and 5, which are two of the toughest holes in all of Delaware State Parks.