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Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington
(4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • Wilmington has fairly heavy traffic, so finding a good place to ride without dodging cars can be a challenge. The bike trails that start at Alapocas are a good choice. The are all macadam, so a mounta...  more »
  • We visited here with my two year old grandson. This is a terrific park. The playground is full of safe equipment that can keep kids busy for hours. There is a walking, jogging and biking path, a golf ...  more »
  • This park has a nice assortment of easy trails through the woods. The distinguishing feature is the many outcroppings. 
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  • Gorgeous park decent prices but impossible to find the entrance other than that it's a great place for a nature hike with clearly marked trails wouldn't recommend the trails for young kids
  • This park is amazing! It's vast and has many different types of terrain. There are a few different parts of the park. This review is mainly about the area near the cliffs and Bancroft mill. There are many ways to get to this area, but I find 2 are easiest for parking purposes. If you come from the Brandywine Zoo end, you have some serious hiking ahead of you. The paths are paved and have some extremely steep hills. Not for the faint of heart or those with knee problems. These paths are popular with locals since they offer an excellent workout on foot or on 2 wheels. If you park behind Bancroft mill and enter across the bridge, it brings you right to the red cliffs and trails. This is a much easier and faster way to reach the cliffs and mill area. There is still some good steep hiking if you head left along the river and then up to your right onto the cliffs. If you're into rock climbing, the cliffs are a good spot. Many people take to the cool meandering waters of the Brandywine river. Tubing is very popular here and up steam from the mill, there are a few man-made waterfalls when kids enjoy swimming. There is some wonderful history here, which you can learn about at various well maintained info stations. The surrounding streets have some good places to eat and refuel as well.
  • Tons of areas to explore. A beautiful place!
  • I love to take the Greenway down here and spend an afternoon relaxing on top of the rock climbing cliff reading a book.
  • Really pretty park, nice scenery, I don't know if many people really know it's there b/c its never too crowded. Great place to take pictures if that's your thing. No riff-raff or crazy stuff after dark, I feel safe.