Exploring White Clay Creek State Park

Recently I met up with well known and very fast runner Nick K for a lunch hike at White Clay Creek State Park. I’m actually amazed I haven’t been to White Clay Creek State Park in New Castle County, De because it’s just over an hour from my house and has plenty of beautiful trails to run and hike.

About White Clay Creek State Park: 
Located in Newark, Delaware, White Clay Creek State Park has over 37 miles of hiking, mountain biking, running, and walking trails. I didn’t realize it cost $8 but no big deal, just something to keep in mind.

At the front of White Clay Creek Park, there is a park office and nature center to the front that provides detailed information for whatever you want to know.

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Hiking along White Clay Creek State Park

 

There is a lot to do at White Clay Creek State Park including:

  • Biking
  • Cultural/Recreational/Nature Programs
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Summer Concerts
  • Volleyball

I haven’t been to a lot of Delaware State Parks but it seems like they all have fun and interesting things to do.

White Clay Creek State Park
There are little fish in the White Clay Creek

Nick and I spent about 90 minutes just walking and hiking. We walked over the small pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek Preserve and checked out the actual White Clay Creek (which is obviously what White Clay Creek Park is named after). Most of the trails at White Clay Creek State Park overlook lush valleys and impressive rock outcrops. Both hikers and mountain bike riders can use the Possum Hill trail or follow the Pomeroy Rail-Trail to the pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek.

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The actual White Clay Creek at White Clay Creek State Park

If you are around the general area or even in New Jersey and need a change of scenery, I suggest White Clay State Park. If I had more time in this area, I would definitely come back and run here, it’s beautiful. I’m sad I didn’t realize White Clay Creek State Park existed until recently.

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Easy Trails at White Clay Creek State Park

You can see more hikes here.

Questions for you:

Have you been to White Clay Creek State Park? 

What’s something new around you you recently discovered?