Nature Centers and Preserves

Delaware Nature Society owns and/or manages these nature centers and nature preserves to create excellent wildlife habitats and support environmental education. These lands are models in our region for conservation management techniques.


Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center features beautiful trails.  Hike through lush deciduous and Atlantic White Cedar woodlands. You can also explore…

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Ashland Nature Center

Driving Alert: Brackenville Road will be closed June 16-22. See details » All trails across the street from the Ashland…

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Coverdale Farm Preserve

Visit and shop at Coverdale Farm, May 8 – November 28 during our open hours! We look forward to your…

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DuPont Environmental Education Center

Where the City, River, and Marsh Meet Bike Rentals are on hold until further notice. DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC)…

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Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Bucktoe Creek Preserve is a 297-acre privately-owned natural area located near Kennett Square, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The preserve is…

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Flint Woods Preserve

The Flint Woods Preserve features the largest remaining old growth hardwood forest in Delaware. The area provides critical woodland habitat…

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Isaacs Tract

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an Atlantic white cedar swamp. Search for Red-shouldered Hawk, Wood Duck, Barred…

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Isaacs-Greene Preserve

Isaacs-Greene Preserve, a tract of the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve, consists primarily of Atlantic Coastal Plain palustrine woodlands along the…

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Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve and Slaughter Beach

Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve is a 108.91-acre tract of beautiful tidal saltmarsh with an accessible boardwalk. It is located west of…

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Middle Run Natural Area

Discover this beautiful 860-acre New Castle County-owned park that Delaware Nature Society manages to benefit biodiversity. Our Middle Run Valley…

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