EVENT

WHEN:
DATE: 05/18/2022
TIME: 9:00am - 1:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)
MILEAGE: 8-10 miles


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)

This unusual triangle of land is surrounded by the Delaware River to the east, the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal to the south, and the old Chesapeake & Delaware Canal to the northwest. One of the old sand dike trails has been rebuilt, so we’ll be sure to hike that one too.  Join us for lunch by the Delaware River!  There are many historical remnants here. (FYI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/fort_dupont).  Bring water and lunch.  We are not parking in the main State Park lot; but rather in the larger, free Boat Launch lot a little further east.

LOCATION

WHERE:
Fort DuPont State Park – Boat Launch Lot

NEAREST ADDRESS:
Wingate Rd
Delaware City, DE 19706

EXACT COORDINATES:
39.575188, -75.586483

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
Google Mapping

PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
No

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:
From the intersection of US-13 & DE-72. Travel south on DE-72 for 1.5 mi. Continue strait onto DE-9 & proceed 2.4 mi. Cross the small C&D Branch Canal bridge, but not the Reedy Point Bridge! Turn left at the Fort DuPont sign. Continue on New Castle Av for 0.3 mi.  Road name changes to Wingate Rd, proceed 0.1 mi.  This road will curve left. Turn right into the first large parking lot and process away from Wingate Rd to the far end of the lot.


LOCATION NOTES:

This property was previously known as the grounds of the “Gov Bacon Health Center”.  It is next to Fort DuPont State Park.  The street names are new and may differ from what shows on your map. This area was recently purchased by the “Fort DuPont Redevelopment & Preservation Corporation”.  There are many historical remnants here.


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