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Address: 3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707-9393
Phone Number: (302) 239 – 2334

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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Excellent Hiking Trails

If you like to walk and view nature, this is the place to do it. The trails are excellent and well-maintained. We visited twice while in the area and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
Livingston, Texas
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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you like to walk and view nature, this is the place to do it. The trails are excellent and well-maintained. We visited twice while in the area and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our teenage nephew also enjoyed it. It's also a great place to walk your dogs.

Thank DPerkins1954
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited Ashland for the first time today and really enjoyed it. We only saw a couple of their trails, but the ones we saw were well-maintained and beautiful. We also got to see some wildlife--a groundhog, tons of birds, butterflies, etc. We heard several bullfrogs too, but didn't manage to catch a glimpse of them. The price is very... More 

1 Thank AdventuresWithMommy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I went as a chaperone to my daughters fifth grade class, we had several structured learning activities set up by the nature center, as well as down time scheduled in for the kids and parents to relax. The facility is cozy and functional and stands up well to constant use from very active groups of kids.

Thank Kidsmom5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Many different kinds of trees, shrubs and flowers - unbeatable. The whole trekking was very enjoyable, and you get a good exercise. The center has two wings if sleeping places - dormitory style. In the middle, cooking and food place. You can stay overnight with friends, families. This is a real jem for nature lovers. For kids, there... More 

Thank Rumee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I've had a very positive experience at Ashland. The nature center is operated by the Delaware Nature Society. They do an outstanding job providing education for children and adults. They have a large variety of camps, both overnight and day, for kids. The feedback on the camps is outstanding. The programs for adult are varied to include everything from a... More 

1 Thank ron h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have been members for many years and enjoy hiking here. They offer great programs and host wonderful birthday parties at the Nature Center and nearby Coverdale Farm.

Thank Ann Marie A
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!

Thank Andrea C
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

Thank Beth C
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.

Thank salesmanager254
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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