Gordons Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park

Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

Gordons Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park

Gordons Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This walk weaves around a mile-long tidal pond and ends at the ocean, offering arm’s-length views of more than a dozen species of shorebirds. Crouching near the great tidal pool known as Gordons Pond, you watch from behind the rushes as a great blue heron prepares to strike a fish at its feet. When it does, the commotion sets a dozen plovers into flight. As you follow them, you notice a small plane in the distance. It will be flying beyond the sand dunes, out over the ocean. This is your only clue that you’re just a couple of beach miles from busy Rehoboth Beach. Otherwise, it’s you and the shorebirds —and the foxes that hope to feast on them. Special considerations: Some areas of the preserve are subject to closure during nesting season. Check the trailhead kiosk. For much of the hike, there is no shade —a hat is advisable."

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Trail Information

Rehoboth
Nearby City
4
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Fall through Spring
Season
Cape Henlopen State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cape Henlopen,Delaware
Local Maps