Route: First State National Historic Park (DE)

Submitted by Keilynn on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 04:56pm
Delaware, US
5.4 mi
Vertical Gain
680 ft

Delaware's only national park was created as First State National Monument by President Obama on March 25, 2013, the park was later redesignated as First State National Historical Park by Congress. This park covers the early colonial history of Delaware and the role Delaware played in the establishment of the nation, leading up to it being the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. It tells the unique story of the early settlement of the Delaware Valley by the Dutch, Swedes, Finns, and English and their relationship with Native Americans. It also seeks to preserve the cultural landscape of the Brandywine River Valley.

You will start this route at the Trailhead entrance at the parking lot just off Ramsey Road with a long climb. Within the first mile there will be a large metal bell attached to a tree on your right (make sure you look up). The moderate level route snakes around farmland and down around the Brandywine Creek with a nice mix of shaded hills, open fields, and passes right by the Ramsey Farm. After the loop return to the TH the same way you started.

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