Exploring Nature

Featured Gardens & Nature Centers

Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Spanning 313 acres, the Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is home to trails, a gristmill, a pond, meadows, and animals. Educational programs give groups ways of learning about indigenous plant and animal life. 15411 Abbotts Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963. Sussex County. Tel: 302-422-0847. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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Corks Point Outdoors

508 S. Chapel St., Smyrna, DE 19977. 302-738-1374. Offers nature tours throughout the scenic Delaware Bayshore region, including salt marshes, coastal plain forests and meadows. Fee.

Delaware Greenways

100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1001., Wilmington, DE 302-655-7275. 19899. Participate in Trail Maintenance by creating and grooming a trail. This program can accommodate classes or entire schools. Free.

Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve

On Route 257, Milton, DE 19968. 302-654-4707. A wide range of Delaware’s ecosystems, including tidal marshes, upland forests and Atlantic white cedar swamp. Free.

Goodstay Gardens

University of Delaware, at the Wilmington Campus, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805. 302-573-4450. A mansion surrounded by Tudor gardens, restored to their former splendor for all to enjoy. Free.