Delaware has some of the most beautiful natural areas in America. Enjoy a quick tour of Delaware's gorgeous bayshore region.

The Delaware Bayshore Initiative is a partnership of communities, conservation organizations including Delaware Nature Society, and state agencies working together to protect, restore, and enhance these natural habitats to promote conservation, outdoor recreation, and strengthen local communities.

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Alert: road closures around Coverdale Farm due to recent storms - see updated Road Closure maps »

 
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Our list of educational programs is constantly being updated with new great classes!

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Become a part of the action! As a volunteer or intern you can join the StreamWatch, help with the Hawk Watch, create a Certified Wildlife Habitat or volunteer in many other ways.

Our locations

Ashland Nature Center

Programs & offerings »

Trail hours
Daily: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center building hours
Daily: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed weekends Dec–Mar and on some holidays

Phone: 302.239.2334

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Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Programs & offerings »

Trail hours
Daily: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center building hours
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm
Sat – Sun: noon – 4 pm
Closed weekends Dec–Mar and on some holidays

Phone: 302.422.0847

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Coverdale Farm Preserve

Programs & offerings »

Farm Fun Days & CSA Market hours
Every Wed: 11 am – 6 pm
Every Sat: 9 am – 4 pm
Closed Nov – Apr
Also closed during the below events, and on some holidays

Harvest Moon Festival
1st weekend in Oct

Native Plant Sale
Thr – Sun in early May

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DuPont Environmental Education Center

Programs & offerings »

Park & pond loop hours
Daily: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center building hours
Tue – Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
Sun: noon – 4 pm
Closed some holidays

Autumn hours will be posted in September.

Phone: 302.656.1490

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