We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963
Phone Number: (302) 422 – 0847
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is located along scenic Abbott's Pond just...

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is located along scenic Abbott's Pond just southwest of Milford. The center manages the 313-acre Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. This diverse nature preserve supports a variety of forested, field and wetland habitats. Hiking trails and boardwalks provide opportunities to discover the natural wonders of southern Delaware. A variety of free and low-cost programs are offered for ages 1 ½ and up throughout the year.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome well marked trails and interactive center.

We pulled into the center and one of the staff immediately told us where the best hiking and biking trails were. We ended up having time to do the trails around the mill and out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Allison C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
139 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We pulled into the center and one of the staff immediately told us where the best hiking and biking trails were. We ended up having time to do the trails around the mill and out into some of the woods. They were well marked and maintained. It was a lovely visit and the staff is extremely helpful! The interactive area... More 

Helpful?
Thank Allison C
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

From taking courses here, to being on the trail and trying seining, this is a GREAT place to relish in what Delaware has to offer. Check here regularly for classes, for appreciating the ecosystems we have in DE, and a field trip to remind individuals how important the state is that we have here in Delaware!

Helpful?
1 Thank HarryBrake72
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

The mill tour on third Saturday of every month includes a great opportunity to see and feel a working mill. Get there at 2pm, the tour lasts about an hour. Very informative, an amazing look into history.

Helpful?
1 Thank judithtjester
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As we were there on a slow day, we had the naturalist to ourselves for a while, and she shared a good deal of information with us following our walk on one of the shorter trails. The mill wasn't open. They open it the third Saturday of every month. We'll definitely return the next time we're in Milford.

Helpful?
Thank Martin R
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Level Contributor
115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I walked the trails. This is a stop on the Outdoor Delaware discovery trail and the Historical Delaware Discovery Trail. Completing these trails earns prizes through their tourism bureau.

Helpful?
Thank Ginger R
Milford
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful local spot with a working mill, newly built raised, handicapped accessible paths along the stream, and a lovely pond. Walking trails are peaceful.

Helpful?
Thank Judith S
Milford, Delaware
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We liked everything and the food is always good. The service is great and if you have time their happy hour is superb. The clientele is friendly and a business crowd. Relax at the bar in casual dress or dine on the dinner side in your dressy attire. Either one you choose the food and service will be great.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sally B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

The nature center isn't always open but it's a nice place to see some stuffed wildlife and see some species from the local area. The nature trails are nice as well that run along the pond and creek The actual mill is closed other than one Saturday a month from 2-3pm usually starting in march and running into the fall.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Esrodgers
seaford, de
Level Contributor
103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Usually peaceful unless the school kids are here (so may want to call ahead) Not a big hiking place but if not close to the beach why not here just off RT 113 in Milford...pretty pond and old mill with waterfall.

Helpful?
Thank katypaints
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
329 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

First, with regards to the person who wrote a review about eating here. This is not a restaurant. Maybe he did not like his picnic lunch. Must have thought that he was at Abbots Grill. Suggest that you check to see if the mill will be open. Makes for a little more interest as well as the nature center. Fun... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TomWall60

Travelers who viewed Abbott's Mill Nature Center also viewed

 

Been to Abbott's Mill Nature Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Abbott's Mill Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?