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McCabe Nature Preserve & Greenway Trail

38°46'49.06"N  75°18'32.50"W

Chandler Street near Union Street
Milton, DE 19968

Phone: (302) 654-4707
Email: delaware@tnc.org
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The Town of Milton and its Memorial Park are linked to the McCabe Nature Preserve by the Broadkill River Canoe Trail. This 140-acre sanctuary offers three miles of hiking trails and more than 100 species of birds spread across fields, forests, and wetlands. Peak birding months include May, June, September, and early October. Of these months, you might consider late May. That's when the town holds its one-of-a-kind Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival.

Visitors can access the preserve via canoe or a parking lot located a few miles outside of Milton. To get there, simply drive south out of town on Route 5, also known as Front Street, turn left onto Cave Neck Road, and then turn left again onto Round Pole Bridge Road. The parking lot is about a half-mile down Round Pole Bridge Road, on the left-hand side.

Canoes are available to rent at Wilson's Sunshine Marina, and a guide to the water trail can easily be downloaded from the Nature Conservancy's informative website.

Photo by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

 

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