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Address: 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Phone Number: (302) 239 – 2334
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Description: Ashland Nature Center serves as the Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters...
Ashland Nature Center serves as the Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters and the hub for its education and natural resource conservation activities. The site is open to the public year-round, features an overnight lodge for school and public groups, a seasonal butterfly house, picnic area and four self-guided trails through a variety of habitats. Free and low-cost programs are offered for all ages. Enjoy the Ashland Hawk Watch during the fall raptor migration.
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Love bringing my dog here for hikes

There are several shorter trails here that are great for a quick evening walk with my dog. It's always nicely maintained, parking is easy, trails are clearly marked and best of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Andrea C
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There are several shorter trails here that are great for a quick evening walk with my dog. It's always nicely maintained, parking is easy, trails are clearly marked and best of all, it's usually not crowded. We come here a couple times a week for our walks and just love it. It's one of my favorite spots in the area!

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Several trails and a visitor center. This is a wonderful place to be out doors with family exploring nature

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great program for girls and boys 12-16. Learn the ethical and safe way to hunt ducks and geese and enjoy the great outdoors. My son started in the program 16 years ago and I am still involved. Hunter safety and wildlife education is the foundation of this program.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ashland Nature Center is a great local place to explore all types of local terrain to hike from marshlands, creek side, wooded hills, and some open areas. They have a small but nice center where they do activities as well as an open hilltop for bird watching.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I am a new birder and found out that a Hawk Watch was being conducted at Ashland. Turns out, it was only 15 minutes from home. I went to the center and it was really nice. Staff was really friendly and pointed me to the top of the hill where the Hawk Watch was being conducted. I went up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ashland Nature Center is beautiful and a great organization to have in the community. Our daughter has had many really nice experiences at their camps and events. The educational sessions are well thought out and taught by folks that really care and believe in the session. I cannot say enough about Ashland Nature Center.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well-thought out exhibits; good hikes; programs Labels on plants are nicely maintained; Staff was solicitous;

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stopped by briefly, just to see what this place was like, because of a connection between the Center and my deceased parents. I was delighted to see many children having outdoor fun on the field near the building. This is just the sort of thing my folks would have enjoyed. It was a pretty quiet time of year, but... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I cannot say enough about how wonderful the educational sessions are that are offered through Ashland Nature Center. Camps, school programs, family programs we have been to them all and have only good things to report. Keep up the great work :)

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For over 15 years I've been bring my kids here for hikes and picnics, and also for winter sledding! It's beautiful, natural and full of wildlife. The main trail is the Succession Trail, which goes from a marsh to a flood plain, then to a meadow, a deciduous forest and a pine forest - the natural succession that an area... More 

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