DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is a multi-loop hike, including woods, fields, and garden paths. Wear boots or hiking shoes for rough woodland terrain; bring water. Enter the Winterthur site no earlier than 9:45 AM for the first hike. This should allow enough time to meet up at the far end of the parking lot by the Picnic Pavilion with the leader prior to 10:00 AM. Hike members will just need to be sure and stop at the entry guard shack to let the officer know you are with the Wilmington Trail Club. You may need to provide the name of Leader #1 or Leader #2. There is no fee for this hike.
This hike is limited to 10 people and you must RSVP the leader via email starting 6 days before the hike. Other respondents beyond the first 9 will be added to a second hike and notified if there has been a cancellation in the first hike. Please provide the leader with your phone number for notification in case of cancellations. The first nine to RSVP will be notified by the leader of their acceptance to join the hike. Please provide the leader with your phone number for immediate notification if there are any cancellations.
NOTE: A second hike covering the same route will be formed to commence at 10:30 composed of those waitlisted from the first hike. Members waitlisted and informed they are included in the second hike are to arrive at 10:15 for meet-up and departure at 10:30am. Anyone needing to cancel from either hike should contact the Leader by 8:00am the day of the hike, who may then contact others waitlisted who didn’t get into either hike.
Do not show up for this hike without preregistering. This hike will follow the WTC Covid-19 guidelines. WTC has a new liability release form that is available on this website. Please read it. Please bring your mask, sanitizer, water, any snack and your own pen for the sign-in process.
WHERE: Winterthur Grounds and Gardens – Picnic House
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.810091, -75.603654
NEAREST ADDRESS: 5105 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE
Winterthur Grounds and Gardens – Picnic House 5105 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE
From the intersection of DE-141 (Centerville Rd) & DE-52 (Kennett Pike), proceed north on DE-52 for 2.4 mi. At the traffic light on DE-52 and Old Kennett Rd, turn right into the main gate of Winterthur, Follow the signs to the visitors' parking lot . Do not park in the bus stalls. Meet at far end of Visitors' Parking Lot, adjacent to the "Picnic House".
Fees are charged year round here, but the club sometimes arranges special hikes with passes.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No