Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"An easy, interpretive hike on boardwalks, sand, and soft upland soil through salt marsh and coastal forest. With good facilities near the trailhead and interesting options, a walk on the nature trail at Burton’s Island makes a great family outing. Burton’s Island is the largest island in an archipelago of small islands that separates Rehoboth Bay from Indian River Bay, just behind the barrier beach of Delaware Seashore State Park.
This easy 1.5-mile walk around the island affords great views of inland bays and close-up observations of the creatures of the salt marsh and upland forest. From boardwalks over tidal creeks, you will see wading shorebirds, muskrat tracks, and skittering fiddler crabs as well as ospreys, great blue herons, and egrets gliding over the wetland grasses. A shady picnic table on the Indian River Bay shoreline is a perfect place for lunch. Bring the kids! Special considerations: Bring binoculars for birding and insect repellent during summer."