Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

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  • Delaware Bay areas are a gem for migratory waterfowls, warblers and others avian species. The breathtaking view of Snow Geese flyby is something one visitor can’t afford to miss. Thousands of them are...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery for pictures or a relaxing hike. Abundant wild life of many varieties and a great place to get back to basics in seeing the natural beauty of our great state! We took a Cub Scout hik...  more »
  • We spent much longer at the refuge that we expected because the views were so lovely. Most people seem to drive the auto loop and never get out of their cars, which is a shame. The salt marsh boardwal...  more »
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  • Bombay Hook is a great place to bring the family. We see something new each time we go. The kids love the ranger led programs. The visitor center allows you to check out binoculars if you need them for the day as well. While you are here, check out the several trails in the refuge. Parsons Point Trail is a family favorite as it brings you by the remains of a WW2 tower on the way to Shearness Pool.
  • Specially good for wildlife photographers who would want to catch glimpse of several birds having habitat here. For others who are just curious to see a bit of wildlife and trails, it may be a damper. There are a few trails which appear beautiful even in this pre-spring phase, I guess it would become even better in Spring and Summer. Ok for children. It has gravel roads and a lot of dust - anybody having dust allergy should be very careful while visiting here. There is a $4 fee per vehicle entering in the park area, that is deposited in an envelop at the entrance - keep cash for the fees.
  • It was a lovely warm day in late February. Nice to take the boardwalk loop and see/hear the birds that believe it's Spring! Also always good to see the fiddler crabs sneaking out for a little sun - if you are very still and quiet and it's low tide.
  • A first class spot for bird watching. I'm from Annapolis, so this is the spot for many hard to find waterfowl . It's a federal reserve, so a small fee is involved. Bug juice required in the warmer months.
  • Amazing place to drive around and look around, $4/car. Could take from 30min to 3 hours depends on how much you want to see or take some trials (most of them are round trip about 0.3-1 mile). I saw wild foxes and eagle.
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