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Brandywine Creek State Park


Thompsons Bridge Entrance Closed

The Thompsons Bridge entrance to the park is currently closed for repairing roads damaged by flooding during the recent storms. DelDot expects the project to be completed by the end of the month.

About the Park

Brandywine Creek State Park is divided by grey stone walls that were built of local stone in the late 1800s, when the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family. Three nature preserves are located within the park, including: Tulip Tree Woods, a majestic stand of 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh, the first nature preserve in Delaware. The area became a state park in 1965.

On the Water

Boy sitting on the banks of Brandywine Creek with a fishing pole

Anglers can fish for small mouth bass, bluegill, and crappie in Brandywine Creek, and for trout in Wilson’s Run (fishing license and trout stamp required). Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are also popular ways to experience the Brandywine. Canoeing is offered through the park's interpretive programs, and local outfitters rent canoes, kayaks and tubes.

Outdoor Recreation

The park maintains trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Brandywine Trail that winds along the creek.

The open meadows are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf, and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing.

An extensive meadow management program, active bluebird population program, and variety of habitats make Brandywine Creek State Park an outstanding place to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.

Nature Preserves

Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve – surrounded by a three-foot stone wall this nature preserve contains old growth Tulip Poplar. This forest canopy also includes American Beech, Red Oak, Black Oak, and White Oak. The forest floor is carpeted with spring ephemeral wildflowers including Nodding Trillium, and Blood Root.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking at Nature Center parking lot, bathrooms in Nature Center

Acreage: 24 acres

Flint Woods Nature Preserve – The Flint Woods Nature Preserve protects over 40 acres of mature Piedmont hardwood forest. The Preserve contains a Golden Saxifrage Forested Seep Community, of which there are fewer than six known to occur in the state. It serves as an anchor, along with Brandywine Creek State Park to the south, for more than 2,000 acres of protected lands (including 1100 acres of Conservation Easements and private Nature Preserves) creating a corridor between Brandywine Creek State Park and open space in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Brandywine Creek watershed. Six first order streams that ultimately flow to Brandywine Creek originate on the Flint Woods Nature Preserve. Two of these flow northward into Pennsylvania.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking along Rt. 52 in Centreville, DE

Acreage: 138 acres

Upcoming Events

Marvelous Monarches

Sunday, September 27, 2020

11:00 AM

Enjoy the festival feeling as we say “adios” to our monarch butterflies for the winter. Join us for a fun-filled program, learn about monarchs, milkweed, and take a hike with us into the meadows to search for butterflies and chrysalis. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Add to Calendar 9/27/2020 11:00:00 AM 9/27/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Marvelous Monarches Enjoy the festival feeling as we say “adios” to our monarch butterflies for the winter. Join us for a fun-filled program, learn about monarchs, milkweed, and take a hike with us into the meadows to search for butterflies and chrysalis. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Brandywine Creek State Park

Plein Air for Beginners

Friday, October 2, 2020

10:00 AM

Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person

Add to Calendar 10/2/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/2/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Plein Air for Beginners Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Saturday, October 3, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/3/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/3/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Sunday, October 4, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/4/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/4/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Hidden Pond

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1:00 PM

Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet outside Nature center

Add to Calendar 10/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/7/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Hidden Pond Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet outside Nature center Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, October 8, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 10/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/8/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Preserve Hike: Freshwater Marsh

Friday, October 9, 2020

3:00 PM

Learn about the history of our nature preserves as we explore and learn about their human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why they are important habitat to preserve. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Add to Calendar 10/9/2020 3:00:00 PM 9/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Preserve Hike: Freshwater Marsh Learn about the history of our nature preserves as we explore and learn about their human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why they are important habitat to preserve. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Saturday, October 10, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/10/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/10/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Sunday, October 11, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/11/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/11/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Rocky Run

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1:00 PM

Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge, this will be the hardest hike of the series.

Add to Calendar 10/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/14/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Rocky Run Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge, this will be the hardest hike of the series. Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Saturday, October 17, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/17/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/17/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Sunday, October 18, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/18/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/18/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Greenway/Brandywine Trail

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

1:00 PM

Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge, this hike is stroller friendly!

Add to Calendar 10/21/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/21/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Greenway/Brandywine Trail Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge, this hike is stroller friendly! Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Saturday, October 24, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/24/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/24/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Sunday, October 25, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/25/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/25/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Creekside Trail

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1:00 PM

Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 1:00:00 PM 10/28/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Exploration Hikes Series: Creekside Trail Join our naturalists for a guided hike and learn about the park’s trails and how each one has unique things to see and learn along the way. Great for those new to the park! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meet at Thompson's Bridge. Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, October 29, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/29/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Saturday, October 31, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 11:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Group Hayrides

Sunday, November 1, 2020

11:00 AM

Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults)

Add to Calendar 11/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 11/1/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Group Hayrides Reserve a wagon for your group! You will enjoy a fun filled 30 minute hayride around the park followed by a cozy 30 minute campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a relaxing 30-minute trip to enjoy the fall colors and picturesque meadows. Wagons leave on the hour, late arrival may result in forfeit of the trip. Masks must be worn at all times, including at the campfire, except at picnic tables with your group. No supplies will be provided by the park. Groups must be 15 or less per wagon. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 302-655-5740 to register or reserve a wagon. $125 per wagon (up to 15 adults) Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, November 5, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 11/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/5/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Plein Air for Beginners

Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:00 AM

Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person

Add to Calendar 11/7/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/7/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Plein Air for Beginners Join local artist Rebecca Roberts and learn the history of the plein air tradition in the Brandywine Valley. Learn a bit about the science of changing seasons and why we get beautiful fall colors. Then explore fun painting/drawing techniques as we paint the beautiful landscape of the park. Pre-registration and payment required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot! This program is part of a new series so keep you eyes out for other dates later in the fall season. $15 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Sparrow Hawk Trail

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

1:00 PM

We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds throughout the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2- 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour hike of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Bring hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, space is limited.

Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sparrow Hawk Trail We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds throughout the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2- 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour hike of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Bring hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Brandywine Creek State Park

Ruins and History Hikes Series

Saturday, November 14, 2020

10:00 AM

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, November 19, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 11/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/19/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Ruins and History Hikes Series

Saturday, November 21, 2020

10:00 AM

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/21/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Ruins and History Hikes Series

Saturday, November 28, 2020

10:00 AM

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 11/28/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/28/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Full Moon Hike

Monday, November 30, 2020

6:00 PM

Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 11/30/2020 6:00:00 PM 11/30/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, December 3, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 12/3/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/3/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 5, 2020

10:00 AM

Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath Brandywine Creek State Park

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 5, 2020

1:00 PM

Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/5/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Make a natural wreath and adorn it with nature’s bounty, then take it home to display it for the holiday season, or save it as a gift! We will have everything you need to make your wreath beautiful while enjoying Christmas tunes. Pre-registration required; space is very limited. $20 per wreath Brandywine Creek State Park

Artifact Day!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

10:00 AM

With the help of state archeologists, we have put together a fun selection of artifacts found all over Brandywine Creek Park’s land. We will learn and explore the history of the families that lived in the park through the objects they left behind. Join us for this special behind the scenes look at some artifacts! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meets at the amphitheater by the nature center. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/12/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Artifact Day! With the help of state archeologists, we have put together a fun selection of artifacts found all over Brandywine Creek Park’s land. We will learn and explore the history of the families that lived in the park through the objects they left behind. Join us for this special behind the scenes look at some artifacts! Pre-registration required, space is limited. Meets at the amphitheater by the nature center. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Holiday Fire Treats

Saturday, December 12, 2020

1:00 PM

Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/12/2020 1:00:00 PM 12/12/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Fire Treats Join us and learn how to make fun holiday sweets—over a campfire! We will gather around the camp fire and make some yummy treats to eat! You will also learn good recipes for making holiday sweets outside with fire! Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Virtual Terrific Toddlers

Thursday, December 17, 2020

10:00 AM

Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information.

Add to Calendar 12/17/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/17/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Virtual Terrific Toddlers Calling all two- to four-year-olds! Join us for our virtual Terrific Toddlers program! From Thursday September 24 to the end of the year we will host this online virtual program you can do with us from home! Each session will be about 20 minutes long, feature a nature craft you can find materials for at home, along with a short lesson and/or story. Stay tuned to our facebook page for each sessions theme and supplies and additional information. Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology Hike: Hidden Pond

Saturday, December 19, 2020

10:00 AM

Join our naturalists for a 2 hour hike in the park to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. This week we will be hiking Rocky Run, which is steep and rocky, and includes a stream crossing. Meet at the Thompson's Bridge Parking area. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot.

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Geology Hike: Hidden Pond Join our naturalists for a 2 hour hike in the park to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. This week we will be hiking Rocky Run, which is steep and rocky, and includes a stream crossing. Meet at the Thompson's Bridge Parking area. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call 302-655-5740 to reserve your spot. Brandywine Creek State Park

Ruins and History Hikes Series

Saturday, December 19, 2020

10:00 AM

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more!

Add to Calendar 12/19/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/19/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Ruins and History Hikes Series Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explore the ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Some of the topics we explore are the stone walls, Wilson’s farm, rockland mills, and more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

5:00 PM

Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 12/29/2020 5:00:00 PM 12/29/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Experience the park after dark and join a Naturalist for this fun Full Moon Hike! We will journey through the meadows and see the night sights and sounds. Hike will last approximately 1 hour. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $5 per person Brandywine Creek State Park