Great hiking trails close to Wilmington and I want to tell you about a few of my favorites!
Both my wife and I, along with you, were stuck at home in the early Covid months of 2020.
As you know, everything was shut down and there was not much anyone could do. Everything was closed!
But you know what was open? The great outdoors! We filled many days during that time with hikes close to home. Most of our hikes were in New Castle and Delaware Counties, and we made the drive down Route 1 to the Conowingo Dam in Maryland to do some hiking there.
For as long as we’ve been married my wife and I have been avid hikers. When the kids were very young, we would have them up in backpacks. As they got older we went on very short hikes, that turned into much longer hikes by the time they were teens and young adults.
We’ve had many great hikes in our region, up in the PA Endless Mountains and in New England.
But when Covid hit, the kids were long moved out and it was just the two of us. There was noting to do! Well, we did do plenty of yard work, until there was no more yard work to do! There was no traveling–so we rediscovered our local hiking trails.
Some of the great hiking trails close to Wilmington are challenging, but most are rather easy and family friendly.
Below I share some thoughts on great hiking trails close to Wilmington, info on how to locate them and some photos I took along the way!
So, fill up your water bottles and put some lunch and snacks into your backpack, and hit the trails!