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White Clay Creek State Park

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Address: 880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2112
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+1 302-368-6900
08:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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Peaceful Park

This park has a Pennsylvania and Delaware side. The trails are easy to follow and the terrain is easy or challenging depending on where you walk. It is bike and pet friendly. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah R
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park has a Pennsylvania and Delaware side. The trails are easy to follow and the terrain is easy or challenging depending on where you walk. It is bike and pet friendly. It is close to Newark, Delaware. The scenery is beautiful, spring flowers gorgeous, and best of all no traffic could be heard. The only downside is parking can... More 

Thank Deborah R
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful wooded areas and meadows too are found here so the number of birds is amazing. The hiking areas never seem crowded and wild flowers are abundant.

1 Thank Abw1109
Bear, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very nice park and the stage was nice and big Very well kept It was a beautiful warm day very sunny Had plenty of room to sit with my own chair

Thank donnadee752
Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

From, biking, hiking, or horseback riding theres so much to see and enjoy here. I'm blessed to live so close to his wonderful place. Fishing, hunting, and just enjoying the creek and nature. What more could you ask for.

Thank Dan S
Newark, Delaware
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223 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The park is primarily made up of an extensive set of walking trails near the White Clay Creek. It extends from Delaware into Pennsylvania. It is strikingly beautiful, never crowded, but also never empty. The terrain is varied, including open areas where the trails pass through fields. You can also walk steeply up from the creek to the hills surrounding... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Newark, Delaware
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This past Saturday, we went on an "archaeological" expedition to see the old foundation of the Newark China Clay Company. There was a minibus of about 13 people plus the Park Guide and driver. Yes, we tromped through thorny branches and overgrown landscape (no path!) but we learned quite a lot about something we never knew existed. I commend Dr.... More 

1 Thank Chris L
Newark, Delaware
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hike and like to walk nearby. The park has miles of nicely varied trails. They are well marked and interesting. Some are more kid-friendly than others, and its easy to tell which via the maps. Two serious issues: hikers and bikes share the same paths. The bikers are always friendly, but still travel at speed on the trails so... More 

Thank bcdonthego2016
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Live around the corner from one of the many parking area. Great place to take the kids so much to see, make sure you bring your water shoes the creek is so much fun for the little ones.

Thank KathyW123456
Elkton, MD
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111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Pretty creek that is good for fishing. Nice trails, summer events, nature center. $5 to park if you are not a Delaware resident.

Thank Barb B
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This one is one of the largest in Delaware. It is convenient for Newark residents and visitors. Very close to the university of Delaware. I liked it very much.

1 Thank Salman_Khtr

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