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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

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birdwatchers heaven

the trail is great for running, walking, biking. You can go all the way to olde New Castle and... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
Jim C
Great Bike Path

We finally took the time to load up the bikes and ride this path in Wilmington/New Castle. The city... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

the trail is great for running, walking, biking. You can go all the way to olde New Castle and back. Scenic, nature galore, Christina river, boardwalks thru the marsh - much to observe wlidlife bldg. has bathrooms, educational room, info., bike rentals Free way for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jim C
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

We finally took the time to load up the bikes and ride this path in Wilmington/New Castle. The city and state did a great job of making this a bike/jogger/walker friendly path through beautiful wetlands and some wooded areas. While in New Castle, we stopped...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank slaterinde
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Incredible 13 mile (roundtrip) trail through tree-lined area, over new bridges over the rivers and highways that previously separated Wilmington from New Castle.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gjrobb16
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is unbelievable. It is a natural marshland site very near the city of Wilmington, Delaware. The wildlife center building is unique in itself. It is a very contemporary, three story building that overlooks the marsh. But there is also a boardwalk that meanders...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ted D
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Pristine nature in the middle of the city. This park is a great find in the middle of otherwise average American city. Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OnAir329671
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Good news...a temporary walkway has been opened so you can once again walk from the Riverwalk to the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge Center. The new bridge being constructed across the Christina River caused the closing of the sidewalk but now that the temporary walkway...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I love to take my dog to this place. We walk the boardwalk area, sit and watch the birds and other wildlife ( groundhogs are quite entertaining ), or just take some of the gravel trails the parallel the river. The visitor center has some...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MDanie1
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Just steps from the heart of downtown Wilmington, you will find this hidden gem, a 212 acre wildlife refuge. You can walk the boardwalk around the marsh, walk through the ornamental gardens and along the riverfront. There is a nice small waterfall feature here and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a small but nice and peaceful place for walking. If you are visiting the area it is worth taking a look at.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HayleyP1225
Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Great views and explainations about The Riverfron.

Date of experience: July 2016
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