TIME: 1:00pm - 3:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)
MILEAGE: 5 miles
Leader: Franz J. Portmann (H: 302/239-2125; C: 302/377-7818; E: ).
The name of this park changed from Auburn Valley to Auburn Valley State Park. Meet at the new Auburn Valley State Park Parking Lot at 1:00 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. There are a few gentle hills.
Driving Directions: (From Wilmington) At the second traffic light in Hockessin turn right onto Yorklyn Road. go for 1.7 miles. Just after the Post Office on your left, turn left into the parking lot. If you went past the Bridge you went too far.
Auburn Valley State Park – Marshall Mansion
3000 Creek Rd
Yorklyn, DE 19736
39.809341, -75. 679098
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.