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“Take the hike...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gordons Pond

Gordons Pond
Ocean Drive, Cape Henlopen State Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Salladasburg, PA
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“Take the hike...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Gordon Pond Trail - we were looking for something to do on a windy beach day, but I came to the beach prepared. I had a list of lots of walks and hikes in the OC area. So on this day we decided to head up highway 1 and see which ones we could find. Gordons Pond Hike (where is is "paved") is level with little elevational climb. We walked only the "paved" section as our legs/feet were already protesting our previous days sand walking and the full trail goes over packed and loose sand (we hope to take this trail another future day). There is a very nice observation platform at the end of the paved trail. Nice views along the way too.

Visited October 2013
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Virginia
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“Closest Nature Preserve to RB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

After an easy 2 mile bike ride along the coast continuing north from Rehoboth, this is a 3/4 mile crushed gravel trail ( bike and leashed dogs allowed) that winds through dunes to an inland pond. Birdlife will vary with the time of day and season. Plants gorgeous as the seasons change. Take time to stop and admits textures and colors of plants waving in the breeze. A sandy trail past the viewing platform is for foot traffic only. This sandy trail continues north around the pond farther into Cape Henlopen State Park and is only open after Labor Day due to traveling theough fragile nesting bird habitat.

Visited September 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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“Tale of two trails....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The first part of the walking trail up to the observation point is very nice for walking or biking. The observation point was a great spot to view a variety of birds on the pond. The second part of the trail around Gordon's Pond was not well maintained...grass was knee high or taller on trail, and 5-6' tall at sides. Really needed to be cut for better walking. We visited in August and the deer flies, ticks and dragonflies were horrible!! This was Not a pleasant hike at all, until we finally reached the dunes at the end.......... I would not recommend the second part of this trail unless you have long pants and lots of insect repellent! Definitely not for hiking with children or grumpy teenagers!

Visited August 2013
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“A pleasant experience and bike ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Unknown to us we happened to come across Gordon Pond during our bike ride. It was an 8 mile ride for us both ways and we thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and Gordon's Pond. The bird citings were beautiful and educational. If going to Gordon's pond bring your binoculars and a camera. Make sure you go to the observation tower.

Visited September 2013
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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“Off the beaten path, and dog friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

At the end of a short drive in Northern Rehoboth, you will find Gordon's Pond. This is both a beach and a wildlife area. My family loves going there, as it is often less crowded than the main beaches. You will get a variety of people here, from families to gay couples (all very conservative). One end allows you to bring your dog. The far end has surf fishing and all wheel drive access. There is also a nature trail bordering a wildlife preserve. Parking is usually not a problem, but costs $8 for out of staters.

Visited September 2013
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