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Welcome to the official website of the Wilmington Trail Club!
 
The Wilmington Trail Club is an organization of people living in and around the Wilmington, Delaware area who participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
 
The club schedules almost 400 events each year lasting from a few hours to several days for hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and car and canoe camping. Most events are in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland. Some events extend to other parts of the U.S. (Virginia, New York, New Hampshire) and the World. Trip leaders are club members who contribute their time, expertise, and effort.
 
We invite non-members to participate in two activities, at no cost, of their choice before joining. Children 18 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
 
On this website you’ll find all kinds of information to help you understand these activities, answer questions, and get involved.  So please take a look around, we hope you like what you see!

 

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National Trails Day

Tri-State Marker Trail Celebration, Saturday June 6, 2015


Join the Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve and Wilmington Trail Club as we celebrate the completion of the northern segment of the trail to the Mason-Dixon Tri-State Marker. This marker was set 250 years ago by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle the border dispute between Pennsylvania (and later Delaware) and Maryland. 

Hikes of various lengths (3 miles to 15 miles) will leave from convenient locations in all three states and will converge at the historical marker at 11 am.
 

Please go to this link for more details, or refer to the June bulletin.

 
State Park Fees

 Many of our events occur in nearby state parks, and some have entry fees.  Most of us find it cost effective to purchase a yearly or lifetime pass, if available.  Click on this link to view 2015 fee schedules.

 
54th Annual Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike

           April 11, 2015 marked the 54th End to End. Thanks to all that made this event a success – 68 registrants (22 were members) and over 20 volunteers. Sixty people started and 49 finished (18 members).  The event attracted runners and hikers from DE and the 3 surrounding states.  Their finishing time range was 5 hours 45 minutes to 13 hours – basically the same as last year.
            The winners of the Don Brown trophy as the fastest walkers are Tom Dueber and George Wagner; the winner of the women's trophy is Jenny Goodall. 

 

            See you next year for number 55!

 

 

 
Hike Across Delaware - Saturday, November 7, 2015

    Registration will begin soon for the 22nd edition of this fabulous annual event. Just think; you get to walk across an entire state! Information and forms will be in the September Bulletin, and on the site sometime in July.

 

 
  
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If you have recently become a WTC member and you can't see the Members section of the website, please send me an email ( bhardam@comcast.net ) so that I can make sure your account gets access to the member areas.