By Sam Sobel, Interpretive Programs Manager at Lums Pond State Park
Located in Northern Delaware, Lums Pond State Park consists of 1,790-acres and 15-miles of trails to explore. Visitors will find themselves along the pond’s edge, walking through nature preserves and traversing agriculture fields. Check out these trails on your next hiking adventure at Lums Pond State Park!
Little Jersey Trail
The Little Jersey is a multi-use trail is for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. The trail is wide and is mostly covered in “crush and run” stone, making it an easy ride for bikers. At 8.8 miles, this trail is the longest in the park and runs through nature preserve and agriculture fields.
One Mile Loop Trail
This trail offers a short hike for all skill levels. Enjoy scenic views of ferns and some of the park’s wetland habitats that provide a safe haven for amphibians and reptiles in the park.
Swamp Forest Trail
Get spectacular views of the pond from the Swamp Forest Trail! The Swamp Forest hugs the shoreline of the pond and offers easy/moderate level hiking for 6.9 miles. For more experienced bikers, the Swamp Forest Trail provides a challenge with tighter trails and more tree stumps and rocks.
Whale Wallow Loop
Hike around this 0.1-mile boardwalk loop in the Lums Pond Nature Preserve and take a look at a special wetland habitat known as a Delmarva Bay.