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    Delaware Open House on Gordons Pond Trail to Be Held on April 3

    DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will host a public open house for the proposed Gordon’s Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park. The Open House will be held 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Lewes Library, 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes.

    This project is part of Governor Jack Markell’s Statewide Trails and Pathways Initiative. The proposed trail will provide a key link in a 15.5-mile loop through Lewes and Rehoboth and along the existing Junction and Breakwater Trail. It will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and offer all visitors year-round access to enjoy and learn about a special area of Cape Henlopen State Park.

    The proposed trail will extend from the wildlife observation area at Gordons Pond to the Walking Dune Trail near Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park. Approximately two miles long, the new trail will improve and reroute an existing primitive trail. The proposed trail will consist of approximately 2,540 linear feet of elevated walkway and 7,625 feet of crushed stone surfacing.

    More trails for walking, hiking, biking, jogging and related activities rank consistently as the highest outdoor recreation need identified by Delawareans throughout the state. In addition, trail networks promote healthy lifestyles and take cars off the road, reducing air pollution and traffic. The Gordons Pond Trail will offer an excellent opportunity for young Delawareans to be outdoors to experience and learn about nature.

    Visitors at the Open House can view the Gordons Pond Trail Plan and related information including exhibits, maps, trail alignments models of a bridge/boardwalk, trail tread cross sections, and decking material.

    For more information on the Gordons Pond Trail Open House, contact Susan Moerschel, DNREC Parks Resource Office Manager, 302-739-9240 or [email protected]

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