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Address: Whittaker Rd, Between Old Batlimore Pike & Welsh-Tract Rd, Newark, DE
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Great Spot to Hike or Bike

Iron Hill Park has a limited amount of features for the whole family but provides some unique alternatives not found everywhere. My wife and I enjoy the hiking as the trails are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JoefromNewark
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Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Iron Hill Park has a limited amount of features for the whole family but provides some unique alternatives not found everywhere. My wife and I enjoy the hiking as the trails are a mixture of hills and flatter trails. I enjoy the mountain biking that goes beyond most of the common trails used by the hikers. There is also frisbee... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had lived in the area for 2 years before I realized this park existed. It's pretty well hidden and not everyone knows about it. It has a dog park, hiking trails and a disc golf course. All three are pretty good. Because the park isn't too big, the hiking trails aren't too long but you can do a decent... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Two decent fenced areas for large and for small dogs. Fountain for getting water for dogs, but it is on other side of the fence so a bit inconvenient.Mulch makes for a messy pup and since park is mostly shaded tends to stay a bit damp.

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Newark Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The park itself has multiple items of interest. First, is the only still suviving DuPont School built for Black American Children. It has old desks, a old stove, etc. Iron Hill itself is one of the highest locations in Delaware, and was used during war with England to keep track of what bay the English ships were coming into (Delaware... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

They have many nice areas, including frisbee golf, a large and small dog park and up-to-date playground equipment.

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Warwick, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a pleasant outdoors area to be in nature. There are a few picnic areas and childrens play areas and places to throw frisbees.

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Newark, Delaware
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125 reviews 125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It is a nice park with a great dog park. Although it is about 3 miles nw of Glasgow Park it isn't flat like Glasgow Park (it is hilly) and it isn't loaded with loblolly pine. Unlike Glasgow Park where dogs need to be leashed, at Iron Hill Dog Park your four legged family members can run free. The fall... More 

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Hana, Maui
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I was therein early spring and enjoyed the lonlyness of the place and checking out Springs just beginning to ooze and the little greenish sprout poking up.

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Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

They really did a lot 2 improve this park. Day & nite over a few years ago. Great trails thru the woods (overlooking cliff & stream). Great place 2 socialize dogs, they have an area with 2 cornered off enclosures made of chainlinked fence, 1 is 4 small dogs, the other 4 big ones. They provide water there too. A... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

This is my favorite park to take my kids ( age range 18mos-9yrs) It is nice and shady with a good variety of equipment. There is also a nice wide open field, a fenced in area for dogs, and a picnic area. It would be nice if the picnic area and the portapotties were closer to the play area but... More 

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