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.
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Junction 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.”
Gordons Pond Trail Accessible for 3/4 of a mile to an overlook.
Fred Hudson Road Trail 1.0 mile connector from parking to the Prickly Pear trail
Prickly 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.”
Thompson 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.”
Holts Landing State Park – Seahorse Trail 1.2 mile loop. “The trail travels over packed earth along the forest edge, open meadow, and dense forest.”
Lums 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 .
American Holly Trail 0.7 mile loop through mixed hardwood forest
Loblolly 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
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.