DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Leader: Steven Moore (610-6364617 ; Email ).
Depart at 9:00 a.m. sharp. The hike will be 8-10 miles with some hills. Bring snacks, lunch, and water. There is a restroom at the parking lot. A parking fee or Delaware pass is required.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From DE Rt 2 Kirkwood Highway, turn on Possum Park Rd/Route 72. Follow for about 2 mi to the traffic light at the Shell station and turn right onto Paper Mill Rd. Go about 2 mi and turn left on Smith Mill Rd at the sign at the top of the hill. Proceed to the end of the dirt road. Pass the “Flying Field” and the parking lot is on your left.
WHERE: White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.727707, -75.729711
NEAREST ADDRESS: 449 Smiths Mill Rd Newark, DE
White Clay Creek State Park – Possum Hill 449 Smiths Mill Rd Newark, DE
From the intersection of DE-2 (Kirkwood Highway) & DE-7 (Limestone Rd), head northwest on DE-7 N/Limestone Rd for 3.2 mi. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto DE-72 S/Paper Mill Rd for 2.3 mi. Turn right onto Smiths Mill Rd (Fairhill School Dr). The parking lot is on the left.
There is no assigned street address for this location, so use the GPS coordinates if possible! Access to this lot is on the west side of DE-72, exactly 1 mile south of the CVS, which is at the corner of DE-72 and Polly Drummond Hill Rd/Corner Ketch Rd. There is a street sign for Smith Mill Rd on the other side of DE-72. The Whitley Farms trailhead is here. This area also includes the “remote control air-flying field”.