Ashland Nature Center serves as Delaware Nature Society's headquarters with 130 acres of woods, meadows, marsh, the Red Clay Creek, and many trails to explore. The site is open to the public year-round, features educational programs, a picnic area, Visitor Center, Hawk Watch, Butterfly House, Bird Banding station, Bird Blind, Hummingbird Haven garden, two Lenni Lenape longhouses, and an overnight lodge for school and public groups.Support Ashland Nature Center »

Native Plant Sale 2018. Members only: May 3 – 4, 2018. Open to public days: May 5 – 6, 2018. At Coverdale Farm Preserve
Clean Water Rally, Tue, June 5, 2018

Winter fun at Ashland

Check out our winter activities for adults, kids, and families.
Upcoming activities

Wed, Mar 21 - Weather Statement: Due to inclement weather, the Ashland Visitor Center
will be closed on Wednesday.

Come visit us

Come on by

We are located at:
3511 Barley Mill Road,
Hockessin, DE 19707

Call us: 302.239.2334

Mail us

Ashland Nature Center
P.O. Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707


Visitor Center
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun: closed
Weekend hours return in April
Closed on select holidays

Open dawn to dusk

Trail Maps

View and print our trail map and trail guide booklets.

Entry fee

Members: FREE

Nonmembers: child (age 2+) $3 / adult $5

Get program discounts, support clean water & conservation, and join a nature-loving community - Become a Member today »

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found

No content found