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Ashland Nature Center

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Short easy hiking, nature, low elevation, free entrance,seasonal bird watching

I visited this place near Hockessin, Delaware often. No entrance fee. Plenty parking spaces... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hockessin, Delaware
Didn't Know So Many Birds Lived in DE!

A nice excursion for the nature lovers, trail walkers, and bird watchers. There is a Bird Blind... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
David L
Wilmington, Delaware
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Ashland Nature Center serves as the Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters and the hub for its education and natural resource conservation activities. The site is open to the public year-round, features an overnight lodge for school and public...more
3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707-9393
+1 302-239-2334
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place near Hockessin, Delaware often. No entrance fee. Plenty parking spaces. Natural trails. Small hills. Part of trail is near creek. There is another short trail across the road near covered bridge. A nice place with children and pets for few hours....More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The "red month" I'm referring to is, of course, hunting season. And that's the only reason I don't rate the Ashland Nature Center with top marks. For 11 months of the year it's a wonderful place to bring your kids, your dog, or just yourself...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

A nice excursion for the nature lovers, trail walkers, and bird watchers. There is a Bird Blind Barn where observers can watch birds of different species come to feed in a viewing barn that the birds seem rather oblivious to. We were able to spot...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Easy parking and the main trail is a nice loop around beautiful country. It is paved all the way, so wheel chair friendly.

Thank Sheila N
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was visiting nearby Mt Cuba about a month ago when I passed this Preserve. I was fortunate enough to visit yesterday on a beautiful warm Indian summer day. I can only hope that heaven will be as gorgeous as this Preserve. I hiked All...More

1  Thank nofusspot
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Hiked today on a number of trails. There was a group doing a hawk watch, and they were excited that they saw an eagle today. A real jewel in the area, recommended.

2  Thank B G
Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you like to walk and view nature, this is the place to do it. The trails are excellent and well-maintained. We visited twice while in the area and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our teenage nephew also enjoyed it. It's also a great place to walk...More

1  Thank DPerkins1954
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Ashland for the first time today and really enjoyed it. We only saw a couple of their trails, but the ones we saw were well-maintained and beautiful. We also got to see some wildlife--a groundhog, tons of birds, butterflies, etc. We heard several...More

3  Thank AdventuresWithMommy
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I went as a chaperone to my daughters fifth grade class, we had several structured learning activities set up by the nature center, as well as down time scheduled in for the kids and parents to relax. The facility is cozy and functional and stands...More

2  Thank Kidsmom5
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Many different kinds of trees, shrubs and flowers - unbeatable. The whole trekking was very enjoyable, and you get a good exercise. The center has two wings if sleeping places - dormitory style. In the middle, cooking and food place. You can stay...More

1  Thank Rumee
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Denny R
10 July 2016|
Response from Joe S | Property representative |
There are no wheelchairs to rent, but if you are doing a program here, we can transport you in a vehicle. There is limited access to the natural areas with a wheelchair, but we transport to program locations with our... More