Page 19 - Kent County 2022 Visitors Guide
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How do you like to explore the outdoors? Whether you prefer to hike, bike, boat or golf, here are some destinations you can’t miss.
One of the area’s most popular hiking spots is Blackbird State Forest, with 40 miles of trails also perfect for running, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
At 236 acres, the Anne McClements Woods Tract of Fork Branch Nature Preserve is the largest forested area within Dover’s city limits. The mile loop meanders through the forested wetlands of the St. Jones River, which contain century-old trees.
Big Oak County Park in Smyrna has a pleasant walking path that loops around and through the woods, but its rocket ship playground makes it a must-stop if you’re traveling with kids. You’ll also      Browns Branch Park in
Harrington, Hunn Nature Park in Dover and Brecknock Park in Camden, which is especially worth        
When you hike the loop trail at Tidbury Creek Park, bring your four-legged family members: there’s a dog park here as well. (For more about local dog parks, see page 20.)
Delaware has been designated by the League of American Bicyclists as one of the top 10 most bicycle-friendly states in the country, and for good reason! In Kent County, the scenic backroads of Amish country are a dream for cyclists, as are the peaceful,        
Ambitious two-wheel explorers should sign up to partici- pate in the Amish Country Bike Tour, an annual fall event that provides route options of 16, 25, 50, 63 and 100 miles!
Leisurely bikers might prefer taking an easy ride along the concrete and boardwalk surfaces of the Mispillion Riverwalk. It runs 1.6 miles through historic downtown Milford, allowing you to enjoy scenic water views from both sides of the river. Another relaxing route is the St. Jones River Greenway, which runs for 2.6 asphalt miles alongside the St. Jones River.
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