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Address: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963
Phone Number: (302) 422 – 0847
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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.
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Ready to Be at Ease and Be One with Nature? You've Come to the Zen of Milford!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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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!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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.

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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.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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.

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Milford
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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.

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Milford, Delaware
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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.

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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 

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seaford, de
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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.

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Rockville, Maryland
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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 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

The day we visited, the mill it was closed but the nature trails were open. It was absolutely beautiful. You could just feel the history at the mill. It's a wonderful place for picture taking. We will return when it's open.

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