DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Lady Slipper Orchid and Mountain Laurel hike in the Blackbird State Forest.
Leader: Paul Gitlin. (, C: 570/690-7827)
We’ll meet at the North Smyrna rest area off Route 1 and Route 13 at 9 a.m. They have the best rest rooms in DE. We’ll carpool to the starting area and hike 8 miles. Terrain may be muddy in spots. Bring lunch and water. There is no parking fee.
WHERE: Smyrna Rest Area
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.322898, -75.617664
NEAREST ADDRESS: 5500 Dupont Pkwy Smyrna, DE
Smyrna Rest Area 5500 Dupont Pkwy Smyrna, DE
From the intersection of I-95 & DE-1. Take DE-1 south for 26.1 mi. Take exit 119A. Merge onto US-13 south & proceed 1.2 mi. Turn left into the Rest Area parking lot. Park in the rear section, near the trucks.