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Broadkill River Canoe Trailhead & Wilson's Sunshine Marina Canoe Rental

38°46'29.72"N  75°18'12.46"W

309 Front Street
Milton, DE 19968

Phone: (302) 684-3425

The Broadkill River Canoe Trail links the town of Milton to the Edward H. McCabe Preserve, just three miles to the east. Canoes are available to rent at Wilson's Sunshine Marina, and paddlers can put in at Memorial Park. Those who are new to this route may want to download the informative brochure available on the Nature Conservancy's website.

The Broadkill River flows over 13 miles to Delaware Bay's Roosevelt Inlet near Lewes. Paddling this distance takes approximately two and a half hours, unless you're working against the tide. That's why it's a good idea check the tide chart before you shove off.

While you are paddling, please take a moment to scan the wetlands surrounding you. These are home to hundreds of animals, many of which you might see if you have some binoculars or, better yet, a zoom camera handy.

Photo by Lew & Liz Dumont

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