DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the event lot across from the Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum for a 4-5 mile hike led by someone from the Southern Chester County Land Conservancy. There will be paved and unpaved trails and some hills.
WHERE: Auburn Valley State Park – Marshall Mansion
Auburn Valley State Park – Marshall Mansion 3000 Creek Rd Yorklyn, DE
From the intersection of DE-41 and Yorklyn Rd, Hockessin. Proceed northeast on Yorklyn Rd for 1.8 mi. Turn left onto DE-82 (Creek Rd). Then quick left onto Benge Rd. Turn right on Farm Ln & into the parking lot.
Nestled in the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley, visitors to Auburn Valley State Park will discover the history of the Marshall Family, Yorklyn’s rich industrial history, and revitalization of this site. Previously known as Auburn Heights Preserve, Auburn Valley State Park features new hiking and paved biking trails, the historic Marshall Mansion completed in 1897, the Marshall Steam Museum, the Auburn Valley 1/8-scale railroad, and much more. Special thanks go to Tom and Ruth Marshall for their generous donation of this Auburn Valley estate to Delaware State Parks.