DELAWARE

Delaware has a number of trails with minimal obstacles.  Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible.  Here are just a few of them.
These links were found through Internet search.  I would love to have some first-hand recommendations.  With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.

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Miscellaneous

Federal

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  • Cape Henlopen State Park

    Wheelchair AccessibleJunction and Breakwater Trail  “Trail users will pass through mature hardwood and conifer forests, marshes and open fields. Scenic vistas at the Wolfe Glade and Holland Glade crossings provide spectacular views of the coastal marshes, and interpretive signs provide visitors with information about plant and animal life along the trail.”

    Wheelchair AccessibleGordons Pond Trail  Accessible for 3/4 of a mile to an overlook.

  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    Wheelchair AccessibleFred Hudson Road Trail  1.0 mile connector from parking to the Prickly Pear trail

    Wheelchair AccessiblePrickly Pear Trail   “….3.5-mile loop perfect for exploring the park’s open meadows, young hardwood and pine forests, and a view of the Indian River Bay.”

    Wheelchair AccessibleThompson Island Trail  1.7 mile round trip  “The hike begins in a mature upland hardwood and conifer forest, traverses a small marsh, and meanders through pine forest toward the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal. The trail ends at an overlook showcasing views of Thompson Island, tidal salt marsh, Rehoboth Bay, and the Dewey Beach skyline.”

  • Wheelchair AccessibleHolts Landing State Park – Seahorse Trail 1.2 mile loop. “The trail travels over packed earth along the forest edge, open meadow, and dense forest.”

  • Wheelchair AccessibleLums Pond State Park – The Sensory Trail is a 0.10 mile loop from the Nature Center

  • Here is a website with comprehensive list of the state park trails giving length, ease, and accessibility .

  • Trap Pond State Park

    Wheelchair AccessibleAmerican Holly Trail  0.7 mile loop through mixed hardwood forest

    Wheelchair AccessibleLoblolly Trail  4.6 mile loop that “… winds around Trap Pond and links the Park Office, campground, and Baldcypress Nature Center. “

  • An article by  Barbara Raskauskas  on wheelchair trails in Delaware State Parks

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Local

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Private

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Miscellaneous

  • Maps and Guides to Delaware Greenways

  • The Northern Delaware Greenway trail is nine miles, about half of which is a rail-trail.  It passes through several state and county parks. Map

  • The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Delaware.

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