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Middle Run Natural Area

The 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area is a county-owned park that Delaware Nature Society manages to benefit biodiversity. The Middle Run Reforestation Project is a volunteer-driven effort that improves the quality of the watershed through the planting of more than 50,000 trees and shrubs since 1991.

The Middle Run Birding Trail is a carefully-managed showcase for the reforestation project and is the premier location in Delaware for viewing migrant songbirds – particularly in Fall migration.

At this Middle Run Pond Complex view wetland wildlife like herons, egrets, ducks, and geese. An active Beaver dam creates a unique flooded thicket hosting diverse aquatic plants and animals.

Visit Middle Run Natural Area

How to visit

Open to the public, dawn to dusk


10 miles of biking and hiking trails
Adjoins White Clay Creek State Park
80 species of birds breed within boundaries
30 warbler species are added during migration


39°42'53.15"N 75°43'50.89"W
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
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