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“Off the beaten path, and dog friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gordons Pond

Gordons Pond
Ocean Drive, Cape Henlopen State Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“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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Washington, DC
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quiet beach, beautiful park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Located north of Rehoboth's main boardwalk, this is a carry in/ carry out park. A new feature, rental chairs and umbrellas for the beach.

Bike in for free or $8 fore out of state, 2 axle vehicles. The only thing that would make this perfect: actual bathrooms instead of port'o'potties.

Visited August 2013
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Beltsville, Maryland
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38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beware of mosquitoes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The wetlands were pretty, but I went the day after a rain - the mosquitoes were very hungry. It's best to rent a bike. There is a walkway to the beach and plenty of parking. You must pay the daily parking fee.

Visited June 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Scenic nature ride and walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The path is gravel and somewhat challenging in spots, but it is so peaceful and beautiful. You will be rewarded with sightings of osprey and other waterfowl. You may see helicopters fly over, or hear the surf in the distance. Take a water bottle, binoculars, bird identification book, jacket and wear sun protection.

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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193 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“beautiful contrast to the hustle of the boardwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

After coming here for 40+ years I finally rode here on my bike and was surprised at the beauty, the birds, the view. Would love to come back for sunrise over the dune...

Visited May 2013
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