DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This hike will be flat and may be muddy. Hike goes through mostly wooded areas with some field edges. Bring water and lunch. There is no parking fee.
Carpool Meeting: Meet at Suburban Plaza Shopping center (Rt. 4 & Elkton Rd) at the M&T bank parking lot; we will leave there at 8:00 a.m. Hike leaves at 9:00 a.m.
Driving: From Suburban Plaza. Go to Rt. 896 south to Boyd’s Corner Road. Left at Boyd’s Corner Road (at the Exxon Station at Summit Airport; this is Rt. 896), travel about 3-4 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 13 south at Boyd’s Corner (opposite the Wawa). Follow directions below starting at #3.
WHERE: Blackbird State Forest – Tybout Tract
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.345401, -75.675689
NEAREST ADDRESS: 502 Blackbird Forest Rd Smyrna, DE
Blackbird State Forest – Tybout Tract 502 Blackbird Forest Rd Smyrna, DE
From the DE-1 exit of I-95. Take DE-1 south, going over the Roth bridge take the right exit before the toll to DE-13 south. Proceed south on DE-13. Just past Townsend, DE-71 will join from the right, proceed about 1 mi. Turn right onto Blackbird Forest Rd. Proceed about 1.2 mi crossing the RR tracks. Just past Oliver Guessford Rd turn left into the Tybout Tract of Blackbird State Forest. Proceed about 300 yards, to the rearmost parking lot.