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Baldcypress Nature Center


Baldcypress Nature Center

The Baldcypress Nature Center shows our connection to water and the Chesapeake. The exhibits include an 18' replica baldcypress tree, 500-gallon floor aquarium and waterfall feature showcasing the fish species found at Trap Pond, a virtual pontoon tour of the pond, and numerous other areas to discover. This facility is also available for special event rentals.


Upcoming Events

Trap Pond Lantern Hike

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

4:30 PM

Experience an after-dark view of the Island and Bob Trails as our lanterns chase shadows and reflect the intricate landscape of the park. Perhaps some shining eyes will stare back from the darkness. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 11/30/2022 4:30:00 PM 11/30/2022 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Trap Pond Lantern Hike Experience an after-dark view of the Island and Bob Trails as our lanterns chase shadows and reflect the intricate landscape of the park. Perhaps some shining eyes will stare back from the darkness. $7 per person Trap Pond

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, December 3, 2022

8:00 AM

Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 12/3/2022 8:00:00 AM 12/3/2022 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

American Holly Hike

Saturday, December 10, 2022

2:00 PM

Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 2:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York American Holly Hike Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour

Sunday, December 11, 2022

2:00 PM

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 12/11/2022 2:00:00 PM 12/11/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond

American Holly Hike

Saturday, December 17, 2022

2:00 PM

Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 12/17/2022 2:00:00 PM 12/17/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York American Holly Hike Take a short guided hike on our American Holly Trail. Learn about the namesake tree and its importance in Delaware forests and history. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, January 7, 2023

8:00 AM

Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 1/7/2023 8:00:00 AM 1/7/2023 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Three Square Meals

Saturday, January 14, 2023

11:00 AM

Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 1/14/2023 11:00:00 AM 1/14/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Three Square Meals Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour

Sunday, January 15, 2023

2:00 PM

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 1/15/2023 2:00:00 PM 1/15/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond

Finding Your Way

Saturday, January 21, 2023

11:00 AM

Learn how to read and use a map and compass. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 1/21/2023 11:00:00 AM 1/21/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Finding Your Way Learn how to read and use a map and compass. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, February 4, 2023

8:00 AM

Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 2/4/2023 8:00:00 AM 2/4/2023 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walk Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn the basics of birding. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Finding Your Way

Saturday, February 11, 2023

11:00 AM

Learn how to read and use a map and compass. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 11:00:00 AM 2/11/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Finding Your Way Learn how to read and use a map and compass. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 302-875-5163 with questions. Free Trap Pond

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour

Sunday, February 12, 2023

2:00 PM

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar 2/12/2023 2:00:00 PM 2/12/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond

Three Square Meals

Saturday, February 18, 2023

11:00 AM

Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free

Add to Calendar 2/18/2023 11:00:00 AM 2/18/2023 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Three Square Meals Tour some original Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Trap Pond State Park. Learn how these young men impacted the state and the nation. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to make your reservation. Free Trap Pond