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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 Fresh Water 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

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

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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

Ruins and History: Land Use Over Time

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:30 AM

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.

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Add to Calendar 6/8/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/8/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History: 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

Park Pals

Wednesday, June 12, 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.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 9:30:00 AM 6/12/2024 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, June 12, 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.

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Add to Calendar 6/12/2024 5:30:00 PM 6/12/2024 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

Owl Prowl

Friday, June 14, 2024

8:30 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/14/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/14/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Whisper Walk: Zen Hike in Tulip Tree Woods

Saturday, June 15, 2024

1:00 PM

Take a break from the wildness of summer and go for a quiet walk through our forest. We’ll slow down to fill our senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of our old growth forest. Meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Whisper Walk: Zen Hike in Tulip Tree Woods Take a break from the wildness of summer and go for a quiet walk through our forest. We’ll slow down to fill our senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of our old growth forest. Meet at the Nature Center. Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Flutter with Fireflies

Saturday, June 15, 2024

8:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a journey through the twinkling meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so unique, and why they need our help! $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 6/15/2024 8:00:00 PM 6/15/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Flutter with Fireflies Join the naturalists for a journey through the twinkling meadows after dark. What is a firefly and how does it light up? Learn what makes fireflies so unique, and why they need our help! $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Friday, June 21, 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 6/21/2024 9:00:00 PM 6/21/2024 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

Bug Days of Summer

Saturday, June 22, 2024

4:30 PM

Kick off the summer at the park as we celebrate the amazing insects that are all around us! We’ll have tons of bug themed activities all afternoon. Check out the food trucks in attendance, listen to music from local children's bands, and end the evening by admiring the fantastic fireflies in our meadows. Bug Days of Summer is sposored by DDOA. This event takes place at Hawk Watch. Free with paid park admission! Check our Facebook for more details.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 4:30:00 PM 6/22/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Bug Days of Summer Kick off the summer at the park as we celebrate the amazing insects that are all around us! We’ll have tons of bug themed activities all afternoon. Check out the food trucks in attendance, listen to music from local children's bands, and end the evening by admiring the fantastic fireflies in our meadows. Bug Days of Summer is sposored by DDOA. This event takes place at Hawk Watch. Free with paid park admission! Check our Facebook for more details. Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, June 29, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 8:00:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip

Saturday, June 29, 2024

8:30 AM

Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 8:30:00 AM 6/29/2024 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe. Brandywine Creek

Owl Prowl

Friday, July 12, 2024

8:30 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/12/2024 8:30:00 PM 7/12/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

Sodalisious history

Saturday, July 13, 2024

10:00 AM

Join the naturalists for an exploration of antique and vintage soda bottles found in the park. This artifact talk will be indoors and a sweet, historically inspired, treat will be provided! $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 10:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sodalisious history Join the naturalists for an exploration of antique and vintage soda bottles found in the park. This artifact talk will be indoors and a sweet, historically inspired, treat will be provided! $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, July 17, 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 7/17/2024 9:30:00 AM 7/17/2024 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, July 17, 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 7/17/2024 5:30:00 PM 7/17/2024 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

Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip

Saturday, July 20, 2024

8:30 AM

Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/20/2024 8:30:00 AM 7/20/2024 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, July 21, 2024

9:30 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 7/21/2024 9:30:00 PM 7/21/2024 10:30:00 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

Chorus of the Night

Friday, July 26, 2024

8:00 PM

Buzz, trill, chirp! Who’s that singing in the nighttime? When the sun goes down the nighttime bugs start up their chorus. Join the naturalists for this fun and informative program. We will explore the different nighttime bugs and what makes them unique, then head out on a hike to listen to the concert of the insects! $6 per person, register online.

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Add to Calendar 7/26/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/26/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Chorus of the Night Buzz, trill, chirp! Who’s that singing in the nighttime? When the sun goes down the nighttime bugs start up their chorus. Join the naturalists for this fun and informative program. We will explore the different nighttime bugs and what makes them unique, then head out on a hike to listen to the concert of the insects! $6 per person, register online. Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, July 27, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 8:00:00 AM 7/27/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Back Porch Birding

Saturday, July 27, 2024

12:00 PM

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. This 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 paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 12:00:00 PM 7/27/2024 1:00:00 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. This 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 paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Fairies in the Pollinator Garden

Saturday, August 3, 2024

10:00 AM

Our pollinator garden has attracted something else besides insects - fairies! Explore the folklore of fairies and why they like flowers, then take a walk through the garden in search of the beautiful fairies hiding amongst the blooms. This scavenger hunt is great for all ages! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2024 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Fairies in the Pollinator Garden Our pollinator garden has attracted something else besides insects - fairies! Explore the folklore of fairies and why they like flowers, then take a walk through the garden in search of the beautiful fairies hiding amongst the blooms. This scavenger hunt is great for all ages! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free, with paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Owl Prowl

Friday, August 9, 2024

8:00 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/9/2024 8:00:00 PM 8/9/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the park's resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek

History and Ruins Hike: The Western Bank of the Brandywine

Saturday, August 10, 2024

9:00 AM

Meet at the Thompson’s Bridge Parking lot for this hike back through time. Explore the history of the river and visit the site of the old Rockland Mills. Learn how the Brandywine was influenced by the people who lived here, and discover how the creek came to be an important part of the Industrial Revolution. Pre-registration required, $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2024 9:00:00 AM 8/10/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York History and Ruins Hike: The Western Bank of the Brandywine Meet at the Thompson’s Bridge Parking lot for this hike back through time. Explore the history of the river and visit the site of the old Rockland Mills. Learn how the Brandywine was influenced by the people who lived here, and discover how the creek came to be an important part of the Industrial Revolution. Pre-registration required, $6 per person. Brandywine Creek

Perseid Viewing Experience

Saturday, August 10, 2024

9:00 PM

View the Perseid meteor shower from the park! Pre-Registration Required, registration closes 24 hours before the event. $10 per car.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2024 9:00:00 PM 8/10/2024 11:00:00 PM America/New_York Perseid Viewing Experience View the Perseid meteor shower from the park! Pre-Registration Required, registration closes 24 hours before the event. $10 per car. Brandywine Creek

Park Pals

Wednesday, August 14, 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 8/14/2024 9:30:00 AM 8/14/2024 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, August 14, 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 8/14/2024 5:30:00 PM 8/14/2024 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

Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip

Saturday, August 17, 2024

8:30 AM

Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/17/2024 8:30:00 AM 8/17/2024 1:30:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip Join our certified guides as they lead you down the Brandywine on a canoeing adventure. See the Brandywine Valley from a whole new perspective! Adults must accompany those age 15 and younger (same boat). Canoes hold up to 3 people. You and a partner will carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided. Please bring drinking water, a snack, water shoes or old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet! Some canoeing experience recommended. Trip is typically 4-5 hours. Space is very limited; pre-registration and payment are required. Registration closes 24 hours before the program. Register online. $60 per canoe. Brandywine Creek

Full Moon Hike

Monday, August 19, 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 8/19/2024 8:00:00 PM 8/19/2024 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

Back Porch Birding

Saturday, August 24, 2024

12:00 PM

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. This 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 paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 12:00:00 PM 8/24/2024 1:00:00 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. This 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 paid park admission! Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, August 31, 2024

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/31/2024 8:00:00 AM 8/31/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide 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 paid park admission! Brandywine Creek