Ashland Nature Center

Brackenville & Barley Mill Roads
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334

Discover Delaware’s "natural jewel" in the hills of Hockessin. The Nature Center features 600 acres of varied habitat, trails, a seasonal butterfly house, native plant demonstration gardens and educational exhibits. Programs and events for all ages are offered year-round by the Delaware Nature Society.


Brandywine Zoo

1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 571-7747

Delaware’s only zoo. The Brandywine zoo has been a Wilmington landmark since 1905. Today, the zoo features animals native to North and South America. The zoo is situated in Brandywine Park, just a few blocks from the center of Wilmington.

Open Every Day: 10A - 4 P


Delaware State Parks

Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
(302) 739-4702

Enjoy the natural diversity of Delaware's 14 state parks. From hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, to nature programs and touring historic sites, there is truly something for everyone at Delaware State Parks! Heck, you can even rent a yurt at Lums pond or Trap pond state park.

Fees are in effect from May through October. Season passes are available. Call or visit the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation online for more information.


Wilmington & Western Railroad

Greenbank Station on DE Route 41
P.O. Box 5787
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-1930

Tour the historic Red Clay Valley on an authentic turn-of-the century steam train.

Sundays, May - October
Special events scheduled regularly.