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Brandywine Creek State Park


Special Notice: Afternoon Managed Hunt Canceled

The afternoon managed deer hunt scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Brandywine Creek State Park has been canceled. The park office will open at noon Wednesday. The Dec. 16 morning managed shotgun hunt will proceed as scheduled with an on-site lottery for pin and stand sites at the Hawk Watch pavilion at 5 a.m. Those interested in entering the lottery must arrive by 4:30 a.m. to register.

About the Park

Known for its meadowland views and blue gneiss stone walls built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Brandywine Creek State Park sits within northern Delaware’s piedmont region with more than 14 miles of trail and a remnant old-growth forest. Brandywine Creek State Park oversees four Nature Preserves including Flint Woods, the Carney Tract, Tulip Tree Woods and FreshWater Marsh.Chipmunks can often be seen around the park’s stone walls, which were used to mark property lines when the land supported a rich agricultural industry. Another popular industry that once took place on the park lands was milling along the park’s namesake creek. The rolling meadows provide habitat to native pollinators, ground nesting birds and rare native plants, some of which can be seen by taking a stroll through the pollinator garden. American Kestrels, Blue Birds and Eastern Meadowlark are common sights for birders. Wilson’s Run is stocked annually for anglers and the sweeping meadows are perfect for disc golf.

On the Water

Boy sitting on the banks of Brandywine Creek with a fishing pole

Anglers can fish for small mouth bass, bluegill, and crappie in Brandywine Creek, and for trout in Wilson’s Run (fishing license and trout stamp required). Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are also popular ways to experience the Brandywine. Canoeing is offered through the park's interpretive programs, and local outfitters rent canoes, kayaks and tubes.

Outdoor Recreation

The park maintains trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Brandywine Trail that winds along the creek.

The open meadows are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf, and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing.

An extensive meadow management program, active bluebird population program, and variety of habitats make Brandywine Creek State Park an outstanding place to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.

Nature Preserves

Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve – surrounded by a three-foot stone wall this nature preserve contains old growth Tulip Poplar. This forest canopy also includes American Beech, Red Oak, Black Oak, and White Oak. The forest floor is carpeted with spring ephemeral wildflowers including Nodding Trillium, and Blood Root.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking at Nature Center parking lot, bathrooms in Nature Center

Acreage: 24 acres

Flint Woods Nature Preserve – The Flint Woods Nature Preserve protects over 40 acres of mature Piedmont hardwood forest. The Preserve contains a Golden Saxifrage Forested Seep Community, of which there are fewer than six known to occur in the state. It serves as an anchor, along with Brandywine Creek State Park to the south, for more than 2,000 acres of protected lands (including 1100 acres of Conservation Easements and private Nature Preserves) creating a corridor between Brandywine Creek State Park and open space in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Brandywine Creek watershed. Six first order streams that ultimately flow to Brandywine Creek originate on the Flint Woods Nature Preserve. Two of these flow northward into Pennsylvania.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking along Rt. 52 in Centreville, DE

Acreage: 138 acres

Upcoming Events

Hidden Pond Geology Hike

Saturday, March 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Join the park naturalists on a hike to learn about the Hidden Pond! Explore the geologic history of the area and some of the pond's not so hidden features on this hike. Dress for the trail to be muddy and rocky on this 2 mile hike. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission!

Add to Calendar 3/9/2024 10:00:00 AM 3/9/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hidden Pond Geology Hike Join the park naturalists on a hike to learn about the Hidden Pond! Explore the geologic history of the area and some of the pond's not so hidden features on this hike. Dress for the trail to be muddy and rocky on this 2 mile hike. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission! Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

9:30 AM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/13/2024 9:30:00 AM 3/13/2024 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

5:30 PM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/13/2024 5:30:00 PM 3/13/2024 6:15:00 PM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Back Porch Birding

Thursday, March 14, 2024

11:30 AM

Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/14/2024 11:30:00 AM 3/14/2024 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Back Porch Birding Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Songs of Spring

Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 AM

Who's that singing down in the marsh? Come join us on a hike through the marsh to the Hidden Pond as we enjoy the choir of frogs welcoming the change of seasons. This will be a 2 - 2.5 hour hike, including several trails that are rocky and may be muddy. Dress to get dirty and bring a full water bottle. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 3/16/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Songs of Spring Who's that singing down in the marsh? Come join us on a hike through the marsh to the Hidden Pond as we enjoy the choir of frogs welcoming the change of seasons. This will be a 2 - 2.5 hour hike, including several trails that are rocky and may be muddy. Dress to get dirty and bring a full water bottle. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Smoking Out the Invasives

Saturday, March 16, 2024

2:00 PM

Fires aren’t always the worst thing to happen to a landscape, they can be incredibly rejuvenating. Take a hike through the meadows and learn about controlled burns. We’ll discuss why burning is good for the meadows and bad for invasive species! Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/16/2024 2:00:00 PM 3/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Smoking Out the Invasives Fires aren’t always the worst thing to happen to a landscape, they can be incredibly rejuvenating. Take a hike through the meadows and learn about controlled burns. We’ll discuss why burning is good for the meadows and bad for invasive species! Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Spring Equinox Hike

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

6:00 PM

Ring in the start of spring at Brandywine Creek State Park. Explore the science of the spring equinox and the changing of the seasons. Hike through the meadows and learn what animals might be up to in early spring! Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/19/2024 6:00:00 PM 3/19/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Equinox Hike Ring in the start of spring at Brandywine Creek State Park. Explore the science of the spring equinox and the changing of the seasons. Hike through the meadows and learn what animals might be up to in early spring! Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Stroller Stroll

Friday, March 22, 2024

10:00 AM

Bring your little ones while we enjoy the sights and sounds of the stroller friendly Brandywine Trail. The walk is open to all as we take in nature at a leisurely pace. This program will meet at Thompson’s Bridge parking lot. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/22/2024 10:00:00 AM 3/22/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Stroller Stroll Bring your little ones while we enjoy the sights and sounds of the stroller friendly Brandywine Trail. The walk is open to all as we take in nature at a leisurely pace. This program will meet at Thompson’s Bridge parking lot. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Ruins and History Hike: Land Use Over Time

Saturday, March 23, 2024

1:00 PM

Come on a grand adventure across the park! Visit several historic sites and learn the purposes they have served over the years. Discover what makes this a Historic Vernacular Landscape. This hike will be around 2 miles over several steep hills in the meadows. $6 per person, register online.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 3/23/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Ruins and History Hike: Land Use Over Time Come on a grand adventure across the park! Visit several historic sites and learn the purposes they have served over the years. Discover what makes this a Historic Vernacular Landscape. This hike will be around 2 miles over several steep hills in the meadows. $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Monday, March 25, 2024

8:00 PM

Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/25/2024 8:00:00 PM 3/25/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Hidden Gems Hike: Creekside Trail

Thursday, March 28, 2024

10:00 AM

Explore some of the lesser known parts of Brandywine Creek on the Hidden Gems Hike. We’ll hike the Creekside Trail to explore the creek habitat. This program will meet at the Thompsons Bridge parking lot. This is a moderate hike with uneven terrain that is about 3 miles. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/28/2024 10:00:00 AM 3/28/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Gems Hike: Creekside Trail Explore some of the lesser known parts of Brandywine Creek on the Hidden Gems Hike. We’ll hike the Creekside Trail to explore the creek habitat. This program will meet at the Thompsons Bridge parking lot. This is a moderate hike with uneven terrain that is about 3 miles. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, March 30, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 3/30/2024 8:00:00 AM 3/30/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Spring Ephemerals Walk

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:00 AM

Spring ephemerals are short lived wildflowers that emerge in early spring before the leaves on the trees have fully opened. Come explore the forest and learn about the spring ephemerals that can be found in the park. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/6/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/6/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Ephemerals Walk Spring ephemerals are short lived wildflowers that emerge in early spring before the leaves on the trees have fully opened. Come explore the forest and learn about the spring ephemerals that can be found in the park. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Eclipse Extravaganza

Saturday, April 6, 2024

2:00 PM

Join the naturalists to prepare for the April 8th partial Solar Eclipse. Learn about the science of eclipses and create your own type of eclipse viewer. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission but registration is required.

Add to Calendar 4/6/2024 2:00:00 PM 4/6/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Eclipse Extravaganza Join the naturalists to prepare for the April 8th partial Solar Eclipse. Learn about the science of eclipses and create your own type of eclipse viewer. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission but registration is required. Brandywine Creek

Partial Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8, 2024

1:00 PM

Come join us at the park for some unique solar system activities! Delaware will experience a partial solar eclipse, with the peak occurring at about 3:15 p.m. The eclipse is not something to watch with the naked eye, so be sure to bring your eclipse viewing devices! Check our social media for more information. Free with park admission!

Add to Calendar 4/8/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/8/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Partial Solar Eclipse Come join us at the park for some unique solar system activities! Delaware will experience a partial solar eclipse, with the peak occurring at about 3:15 p.m. The eclipse is not something to watch with the naked eye, so be sure to bring your eclipse viewing devices! Check our social media for more information. Free with park admission! Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:30 AM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/10/2024 9:30:00 AM 4/10/2024 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

5:30 PM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/10/2024 5:30:00 PM 4/10/2024 6:15:00 PM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Back Porch Birding

Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:30 AM

Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/11/2024 11:30:00 AM 4/11/2024 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Back Porch Birding Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Kite Day!

Saturday, April 13, 2024

12:00 PM

Let's go fly a kite! Come enjoy the wind at Hawk Watch and try your hand at kite flying. Please bring your own kite. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/13/2024 12:00:00 PM 4/13/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Kite Day! Let's go fly a kite! Come enjoy the wind at Hawk Watch and try your hand at kite flying. Please bring your own kite. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Hidden Gems Hike: Longwall Trail

Thursday, April 18, 2024

10:00 AM

Explore some of the lesser known parts of Brandywine Creek on the Hidden Gems Hike. the rocky forests on the steep hillside along the Longwall Trail. This is a moderate hike with rocky terrain that is about 3 miles. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/18/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/18/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Gems Hike: Longwall Trail Explore some of the lesser known parts of Brandywine Creek on the Hidden Gems Hike. the rocky forests on the steep hillside along the Longwall Trail. This is a moderate hike with rocky terrain that is about 3 miles. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Earth Day Stream Study

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:00 PM

Water quality is an important indicator for stream health. Stop by between 12 and 2 p.m to go netting for creatures and test the water quality of Wilson’s Run, by the park entrance. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM 4/20/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Stream Study Water quality is an important indicator for stream health. Stop by between 12 and 2 p.m to go netting for creatures and test the water quality of Wilson’s Run, by the park entrance. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

8:00 PM

Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/23/2024 8:00:00 PM 4/23/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, April 27, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 8:00:00 AM 4/27/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Ruins and History Hike: Quakers But Not Oaks

Saturday, April 27, 2024

1:00 PM

Join the naturalist for a hike exploring some of the ruins and remnants of the park's Quaker past. Enjoy the beauty and interesting stories of this historic landscape under the golden light of a summer evening. Leaving from the Hawk Watch parking lot, this program will discuss the farmers, millers, and community leaders who called this place home. $6 per person, register online.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/27/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Ruins and History Hike: Quakers But Not Oaks Join the naturalist for a hike exploring some of the ruins and remnants of the park's Quaker past. Enjoy the beauty and interesting stories of this historic landscape under the golden light of a summer evening. Leaving from the Hawk Watch parking lot, this program will discuss the farmers, millers, and community leaders who called this place home. $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Hidden Pond Hike

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 AM

Hike through the Tulip Tree Woods down to the Hidden Pond while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring! Learn about the history and ecology of the area and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a 2 mile rocky and hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle. The program will meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/4/2024 10:00:00 AM 5/4/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hidden Pond Hike Hike through the Tulip Tree Woods down to the Hidden Pond while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring! Learn about the history and ecology of the area and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a 2 mile rocky and hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle. The program will meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Back Porch Birding

Saturday, May 11, 2024

11:30 AM

Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/11/2024 11:30:00 AM 5/11/2024 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Back Porch Birding Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

9:30 AM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/15/2024 9:30:00 AM 5/15/2024 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

5:30 PM

Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/15/2024 5:30:00 PM 5/15/2024 6:15:00 PM America/New_York Park Pals Calling all park loving 3-6 year olds! Join the naturalists for a fun new weekday morning program series. Each month we'll explore a different topic with a story, craft and (if the weather is good) an outdoor adventure! Register online, spaces limited, $5 per child. Brandywine Creek

Back Porch Birding

Thursday, May 16, 2024

11:30 AM

Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/16/2024 11:30:00 AM 5/16/2024 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Back Porch Birding Birding is a rewarding activity, but may seem overwhelming to newcomers. Bring your lunch and join the naturalists on the back porch of the Nature Center to watch for birds and learn some tips about birding! Discover the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. The program will meet in the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Ruins and History Hike: Indian Springs Farm

Saturday, May 18, 2024

1:00 PM

Wander back in time with the naturalists to one of the old tenant farms. See how the land has changed and explore the ruins of the old Indian Springs Farm. Learn the history of this farm as well as the surrounding area during the turn of the 20th century. This hike will be about a mile over rocky, muddy, and hilly terrain. $6 per person, register online.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/18/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/18/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Ruins and History Hike: Indian Springs Farm Wander back in time with the naturalists to one of the old tenant farms. See how the land has changed and explore the ruins of the old Indian Springs Farm. Learn the history of this farm as well as the surrounding area during the turn of the 20th century. This hike will be about a mile over rocky, muddy, and hilly terrain. $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Thursday, May 23, 2024

9:00 PM

Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 9:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the park's naturalists for a hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Discover where the moon's nicknames come from. Online registration closes 24 hours before the program. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, May 25, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 8:00:00 AM 5/25/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Register over the phone at (302) 655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek