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Address: Whittaker Rd, Between Old Batlimore Pike & Welsh-Tract Rd, Newark, DE
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A true hidden gem!

I drove passed this park for several years thinking it must be too small to be much of a challenge for running or mountain biking. Then one day when I was in a local bike shop the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Geoff D
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Charlestown, Maryland
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Charlestown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I drove passed this park for several years thinking it must be too small to be much of a challenge for running or mountain biking. Then one day when I was in a local bike shop the mechanic started raving about the trails at Iron Hill, so I figured I would go check it out and boy was I in... More 

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Thank Geoff D
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I take my grandchildren walking, here, and often we stop to enjoy swings and slides and climbing apparatus galore. There's a lot of wooded space. I don't know how many acres, but it looks to be quite a few. Admission is free, and the place seems to be as safe as can be. I highly recommend it to all nature... More 

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Thank SunSpott
New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We having been bringing our dog here since he was a wee puppy. 2 areas, 1 for big dogs, 1 for little ones. We put our puppy in with the big dogs to teach him about the "pack". He has since grown to be extremely friendly, great with kids and great with our baby. The playground nearby is also super... More 

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Thank Chaz M
North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Not only is Iron Hill the highest elevation in Delaware, but it is also the site where thousands of american Indians cam to obtain rock material(s) to make arrowheads, and other survival items. The rock is Jasper-an amazing material found all over iron Hill. The Museum is a treasure and highly recommended for those interested in the archaeological aspects of... More 

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Thank wayne417
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

A little bit of everything in a small package. Hiking, Frisbee golf, kids playground and a fenced in dog park. Usually a good number of dogs there segregated between two fenced areas by size of dog. Most of the people are attentive to their dogs and curtail any issues. Good place to tire Fido out without worry.

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Thank mieczyslaw2015
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Iron Hill Park is a large, scenic, and well maintained state park. It has a great disc golf coarse that is thoughtfully and conveniently laid out. The trails are great for hiking especially if you have a dog.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

Only good things can be said about Iron Hill Park. It has a little something for almost everyone, it has hiking and biking trails that are very scenic. They have a dog park, a play ground for small children and an area for those who want to toss a frisbee. You can even have a family or company gathering for... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank JoefromNewark
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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