Picture of Brandywine Creek State Park

Brandywine Creek State Park


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

Signs of Spring Hike

Saturday, February 22, 2020

11:00 AM

Learn about how plants and animals are able to tell spring is right around the corner (even when it’s still cold). Learn about what plants are the first to start growing and sprouting during this time and enjoy a hike to search for early signs of spring! Free

Add to Calendar 2/22/2020 11:00:00 AM 2/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Signs of Spring Hike Learn about how plants and animals are able to tell spring is right around the corner (even when it’s still cold). Learn about what plants are the first to start growing and sprouting during this time and enjoy a hike to search for early signs of spring! Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Monthly Bird Walks

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00 AM

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions.

Add to Calendar 2/29/2020 8:00:00 AM 2/29/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required. Call (302) 655-5740 with questions. Brandywine Creek State Park

Ruins & History Hike

Saturday, March 7, 2020

1:00 PM

Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explorethe ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 3/7/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Ruins & History Hike Meet at the Nature Center for this fun hike! Join us as we explorethe ruins of our park and learn about the history and culture of the past. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Why Rocks Rock!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

11:00 AM

Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 11:00:00 AM 3/8/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Why Rocks Rock! Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology Walk

Sunday, March 8, 2020

1:00 PM

Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign u

Add to Calendar 3/8/2020 1:00:00 PM 3/8/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Geology Walk Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign u Brandywine Creek State Park

Terrific Toddlers: Butterfly Day Celebration

Thursday, March 12, 2020

9:30 AM

It’s national butterfly day, come celebrate with us! Learn about the different butterflies we have in our park, make a fun craft, and visit our new and expanding pollinator garden to learn about all the work butterflies do in the garden! For ages 2-4. $

Add to Calendar 3/12/2020 9:30:00 AM 3/12/2020 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Butterfly Day Celebration It’s national butterfly day, come celebrate with us! Learn about the different butterflies we have in our park, make a fun craft, and visit our new and expanding pollinator garden to learn about all the work butterflies do in the garden! For ages 2-4. $ Brandywine Creek State Park

Pot O' Gold

Saturday, March 14, 2020

1:00 PM

Follow the Leprechaun’s treasure hunt to a Pot o’ Gold! Look for four leaf clovers and discover some of the parks coolest ruins along the way and everything that’s turning green for St. Paddy’s Day! Dress for the outdoors and use maps to uncover coins of

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 1:00:00 PM 3/14/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pot O' Gold Follow the Leprechaun’s treasure hunt to a Pot o’ Gold! Look for four leaf clovers and discover some of the parks coolest ruins along the way and everything that’s turning green for St. Paddy’s Day! Dress for the outdoors and use maps to uncover coins of Brandywine Creek State Park

Blue Bird Trail Spring Team Monitoring Hike

Saturday, March 14, 2020

3:00 PM

Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the se

Add to Calendar 3/14/2020 3:00:00 PM 3/14/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Blue Bird Trail Spring Team Monitoring Hike Learn about volunteering on our Blue Bird Trail Team. We will walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Blue Bird along the way. If interested, you can learn how to sign up for nest box monitoring for the se Brandywine Creek State Park

Monthly Bird Walks

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00 AM

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 8:00:00 AM 3/28/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the Brandywine Creek State Park

Cornelius Birthday Party

Saturday, March 28, 2020

1:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our Nature Center cornsnake “Cornelius”! We will learn all about the cool snakes that inhabit the park, make a craft, and even sing to our corn snake on his birthday! Meet at the Nature Center. Free DNREC_Brand

Add to Calendar 3/28/2020 1:00:00 PM 3/28/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Cornelius Birthday Party Join us as we celebrate the birthday of our Nature Center cornsnake “Cornelius”! We will learn all about the cool snakes that inhabit the park, make a craft, and even sing to our corn snake on his birthday! Meet at the Nature Center. Free DNREC_Brand Brandywine Creek State Park

Brandywine Stream Stewards Volunteer Clean-Up

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 AM

Join us as we tackle the trash on the Brandywine River! We work with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup group to help clean up watersheds all over New Castle County! This volunteer event is free to attend and signing up is easy by visiting christinari

Add to Calendar 4/4/2020 8:00:00 AM 4/4/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Brandywine Stream Stewards Volunteer Clean-Up Join us as we tackle the trash on the Brandywine River! We work with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup group to help clean up watersheds all over New Castle County! This volunteer event is free to attend and signing up is easy by visiting christinari Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools)

Monday, April 6, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/6/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/6/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/7/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/7/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/8/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/8/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/9/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/9/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools)

Friday, April 10, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/10/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (PA Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Drawing in Nature

Saturday, April 11, 2020

11:00 AM

Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nat

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 11:00:00 AM 4/11/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Drawing in Nature Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nat Brandywine Creek State Park

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

1:00 PM

Celebrate sunny days at our Annual Kite Day! We will usher in springtime by enjoying the weather and the sight of flying kites! Bring your kite or decorate one of our make-your-own kites for free! Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/11/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day! Celebrate sunny days at our Annual Kite Day! We will usher in springtime by enjoying the weather and the sight of flying kites! Bring your kite or decorate one of our make-your-own kites for free! Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools)

Monday, April 13, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/13/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/13/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/14/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/14/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/15/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/15/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/16/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/16/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools)

Friday, April 17, 2020

8:30 AM

7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 8:30:00 AM 4/17/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Break Nature Camp (DE Schools) 7 – 10 years Enjoy a week exploring the different habitats of Brandywine Creek State Park through games, activities, and create cool nature art! Each day, campers will focus on a different outdoor theme including outdoor survival skills, life along the c Brandywine Creek State Park

Earth Day Hike

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

5:00 PM

It’s Earth Day so let’s enjoy the fresh air and get outside! Join us as we enjoy this leisurely hike through the park. The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, so join us as we experience the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 h

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 5:00:00 PM 4/22/2020 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Hike It’s Earth Day so let’s enjoy the fresh air and get outside! Join us as we enjoy this leisurely hike through the park. The meadows will be blooming, birds will be chirping, so join us as we experience the beauty of the park! Hike will be approximately 1 h Brandywine Creek State Park

Terrific Toddlers: Windy Wonders

Thursday, April 23, 2020

9:30 AM

It’s national kite month! Learn what makes kites fly, hunt for the wind, and make a crafty kite to fly! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 4/23/2020 9:30:00 AM 4/23/2020 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Windy Wonders It’s national kite month! Learn what makes kites fly, hunt for the wind, and make a crafty kite to fly! For ages 2-4. $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Monthly Bird Walks

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 AM

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the Brandywine Creek State Park

Earth Day Week BioBlitz

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 AM

Join us and experts from around the state as we count, I.D., and as many species as possible in the meadows of our park in this short period of time. We need YOU to join us for the fun as we come together to get a snapshot of the parks awesome biodiversit

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM 4/25/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Week BioBlitz Join us and experts from around the state as we count, I.D., and as many species as possible in the meadows of our park in this short period of time. We need YOU to join us for the fun as we come together to get a snapshot of the parks awesome biodiversit Brandywine Creek State Park

Vernal Pools Hike

Saturday, May 2, 2020

1:00 PM

Meet us at the Nature Center and learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. We will talk about species at Brandywine Creek, learn about research going on here and throughout the state, then take a hike to our vernal pool and see w

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/2/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Vernal Pools Hike Meet us at the Nature Center and learn about and hear some of the different spring amphibian sounds. We will talk about species at Brandywine Creek, learn about research going on here and throughout the state, then take a hike to our vernal pool and see w Brandywine Creek State Park

Drawing in Nature

Saturday, May 9, 2020

11:00 AM

Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nat

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/9/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Drawing in Nature Join our resident artist Rebecca Roberts as she teaches us techniques used in nature journaling, scientific illustrations, and plein air drawing or painting. Part of each program will be spent indoors and part outdoors. Space is very limited. Call the Nat Brandywine Creek State Park

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, May 9, 2020

1:00 PM

Meet us at the Nature Center. We will hike our meadows and wooded trails to look for the first floral signs of spring. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildflower Walk Meet us at the Nature Center. We will hike our meadows and wooded trails to look for the first floral signs of spring. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up. Free. DNREC_BrandywineCreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek State Park

Why Rocks Rock!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

11:00 AM

Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/10/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Why Rocks Rock! Geology for kids! Join us as we learn about the rocks of Brandywine Creek. We will look for rocks at the creek, learn their history, and sort and classify them. Find out why rocks rock! You can also bring your lunch so you can join us for our Geology walk Brandywine Creek State Park

Geology Walk

Sunday, May 10, 2020

1:00 PM

Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign u

Add to Calendar 5/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/10/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Geology Walk Join a naturalist for a one hour walk/hike on our Rocky Run Trail to learn all about the unique geology that makes Brandywine Creek State Park so special. Program meets at the Thompson Bridge parking lot. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign u Brandywine Creek State Park

Terrific Toddlers: Wild About Wildflowers

Thursday, May 14, 2020

9:30 AM

Join us as we celebrate wildflower week here at the park! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow and search for wildflowers, and plant some flowers with us—you can even take one home! $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up

Add to Calendar 5/14/2020 9:30:00 AM 5/14/2020 10:15:00 AM America/New_York Terrific Toddlers: Wild About Wildflowers Join us as we celebrate wildflower week here at the park! Visit our pollinator garden, walk the meadow and search for wildflowers, and plant some flowers with us—you can even take one home! $5 per child. Call the Nature Center at (302)-655-5740 to sign up Brandywine Creek State Park

Awesome Amphibians @ Flint Woods

Saturday, May 16, 2020

11:00 AM

Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a special satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. This remote Preserve is a special experience limited to 12 participants per program. Meet us at the park Nature Center and we will transport you to and from the preser

Add to Calendar 5/16/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/16/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Awesome Amphibians @ Flint Woods Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a special satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. This remote Preserve is a special experience limited to 12 participants per program. Meet us at the park Nature Center and we will transport you to and from the preser Brandywine Creek State Park

Flint Woods Preserve History and Social Hike

Saturday, May 16, 2020

1:00 PM

Join us as we hike the trails through Flint Woods learn about the history, what happens in the preserve now, and enjoy social time with others. FREE. Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a special satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. This remote Pres

Add to Calendar 5/16/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/16/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Flint Woods Preserve History and Social Hike Join us as we hike the trails through Flint Woods learn about the history, what happens in the preserve now, and enjoy social time with others. FREE. Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a special satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park. This remote Pres Brandywine Creek State Park

Monthly Bird Walks

Saturday, May 30, 2020

8:00 AM

Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the

Add to Calendar 5/30/2020 8:00:00 AM 5/30/2020 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walks Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. this program is free with paid admission to the Brandywine Creek State Park

Eating Invasives

Saturday, May 30, 2020

11:00 AM

Take a hike with us as we learn about invasive species, including edible plants. Then head back to the nature center to help us create a recipe from something we saw in the park-you will even get to take home a tasty treat! Space is very limited. $15 pe

Add to Calendar 5/30/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/30/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Eating Invasives Take a hike with us as we learn about invasive species, including edible plants. Then head back to the nature center to help us create a recipe from something we saw in the park-you will even get to take home a tasty treat! Space is very limited. $15 pe Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Explorers Session 1

Monday, June 15, 2020

12:00 AM

Every day is a new adventure! Join us this week to explore the different habitats around our park and the creatures that call them home. Visit the meadows, forest, scenic hills, and even the creek. Do themed crafts and games, and learn all about nature.

Add to Calendar 6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 6/19/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Explorers Session 1 Every day is a new adventure! Join us this week to explore the different habitats around our park and the creatures that call them home. Visit the meadows, forest, scenic hills, and even the creek. Do themed crafts and games, and learn all about nature. Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Session 1

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 AM

Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m.

Add to Calendar 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Session 1 Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m. Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 1)

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 AM

Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30).

Add to Calendar 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 1) Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30). Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor Adventures Session 1

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 AM

Protect the park! Come join us this week to learn all about the history of the park. Learn how to help us preserve nature while exploring all that the park has to offer. Hike to the park ruins, create maps and learn about orienteering, tube down the Brandywine, and even take a trip to Fort Delaware!

Add to Calendar 6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Outdoor Adventures Session 1 Protect the park! Come join us this week to learn all about the history of the park. Learn how to help us preserve nature while exploring all that the park has to offer. Hike to the park ruins, create maps and learn about orienteering, tube down the Brandywine, and even take a trip to Fort Delaware! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Arts

Monday, June 29, 2020

12:00 AM

Explore what nature has to offer through drawing, painting, sculpture, and other arts and crafts! Make houses for birds, paint with leaves, draw with shadows and chalk, make jewelry from rocks, draw your favorite animals, make your own art supplies, and much more!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/3/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Arts Explore what nature has to offer through drawing, painting, sculpture, and other arts and crafts! Make houses for birds, paint with leaves, draw with shadows and chalk, make jewelry from rocks, draw your favorite animals, make your own art supplies, and much more! Brandywine Creek State Park

Water Adventures

Monday, July 6, 2020

12:00 AM

Cool off this week as we explore the creek, the marsh, and ponds around our park! Learn about the science of water with fun activities, games, and experiments. Play water games, fish and hike in the creek, and tube down the Brandywine! Campers must be able to swim.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Water Adventures Cool off this week as we explore the creek, the marsh, and ponds around our park! Learn about the science of water with fun activities, games, and experiments. Play water games, fish and hike in the creek, and tube down the Brandywine! Campers must be able to swim. Brandywine Creek State Park

Wilderness Survival Session 1

Monday, July 6, 2020

12:00 AM

Prepare for the outdoors and learn the principles of Leave No Trace. What goes in to a survival kit? How do you use a map and compass? From knot tying and shelter building, learning about native plants, basic first aid, emergency preparedness, campfire safety, hiking the trails, and relaxing with a tubing trip down the Brandywine, this week will be full of cool lessons and fun games!

Add to Calendar 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Wilderness Survival Session 1 Prepare for the outdoors and learn the principles of Leave No Trace. What goes in to a survival kit? How do you use a map and compass? From knot tying and shelter building, learning about native plants, basic first aid, emergency preparedness, campfire safety, hiking the trails, and relaxing with a tubing trip down the Brandywine, this week will be full of cool lessons and fun games! Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor Adventures Session 2

Monday, July 13, 2020

12:00 AM

Get wet and wild! Come join us this week to learn all about water. Explore the different areas of water we have in the parks. Do a stream study, hike in the creek, go fishing, float down the Brandywine in a tube, then paddle down in a canoe, and take a trip to the water park at Killens Pond!

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Outdoor Adventures Session 2 Get wet and wild! Come join us this week to learn all about water. Explore the different areas of water we have in the parks. Do a stream study, hike in the creek, go fishing, float down the Brandywine in a tube, then paddle down in a canoe, and take a trip to the water park at Killens Pond! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Session 2

Monday, July 13, 2020

12:00 AM

Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Session 2 Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m. Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 2)

Monday, July 13, 2020

12:00 AM

Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30).

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 2) Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30). Brandywine Creek State Park

Naturalist Adventures

Monday, July 20, 2020

12:00 AM

What does a park naturalist do? Learn all about conservation, nature education, and much more as you train to be a mini naturalist! Go blue bird monitoring, orienteer through the old growth forest, meet our corn snake, Cornelius (and learn how we care for him), help search for salamanders and record data, tube down the Brandywine, and even make your own program to present at the end of the week!

Add to Calendar 7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Naturalist Adventures What does a park naturalist do? Learn all about conservation, nature education, and much more as you train to be a mini naturalist! Go blue bird monitoring, orienteer through the old growth forest, meet our corn snake, Cornelius (and learn how we care for him), help search for salamanders and record data, tube down the Brandywine, and even make your own program to present at the end of the week! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Explorers Session 2

Monday, July 20, 2020

12:00 AM

Every day is a new adventure! Join us this week to explore the different habitats around our park and the creatures that call them home. Visit the meadows, forest, scenic hills, and even the creek. Do themed crafts and games, and learn all about nature.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Explorers Session 2 Every day is a new adventure! Join us this week to explore the different habitats around our park and the creatures that call them home. Visit the meadows, forest, scenic hills, and even the creek. Do themed crafts and games, and learn all about nature. Brandywine Creek State Park

Wilderness Survival Session 2

Monday, July 27, 2020

12:00 AM

Prepare for the outdoors and learn the principles of Leave No Trace. What goes in to a survival kit? How do you use a map and compass? From knot tying and shelter building, learning about native plants, basic first aid, emergency preparedness, campfire safety, hiking the trails, and relaxing with a tubing trip down the Brandywine, this week will be full of cool lessons and fun games!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Wilderness Survival Session 2 Prepare for the outdoors and learn the principles of Leave No Trace. What goes in to a survival kit? How do you use a map and compass? From knot tying and shelter building, learning about native plants, basic first aid, emergency preparedness, campfire safety, hiking the trails, and relaxing with a tubing trip down the Brandywine, this week will be full of cool lessons and fun games! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Scientists Session 1

Monday, July 27, 2020

12:00 AM

Become a Nature Scientist this week as we explore the park and perform fun and cool experiments! Build a bird’s nest from scratch, make film canister rockets, visit the marsh and learn about wetlands, explode fruit, tube down the Brandywine, make a sundial with just your friends and some chalk, learn about non-Newtonian fluids, and craft your very own egg drop container!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Scientists Session 1 Become a Nature Scientist this week as we explore the park and perform fun and cool experiments! Build a bird’s nest from scratch, make film canister rockets, visit the marsh and learn about wetlands, explode fruit, tube down the Brandywine, make a sundial with just your friends and some chalk, learn about non-Newtonian fluids, and craft your very own egg drop container! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Scientists Session 2

Monday, August 3, 2020

12:00 AM

Become a Nature Scientist this week as we explore the park and perform fun and cool experiments! Build a bird’s nest from scratch, make film canister rockets, visit the marsh and learn about wetlands, explode fruit, tube down the Brandywine, make a sundial with just your friends and some chalk, learn about non-Newtonian fluids, and craft your very own egg drop container!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Scientists Session 2 Become a Nature Scientist this week as we explore the park and perform fun and cool experiments! Build a bird’s nest from scratch, make film canister rockets, visit the marsh and learn about wetlands, explode fruit, tube down the Brandywine, make a sundial with just your friends and some chalk, learn about non-Newtonian fluids, and craft your very own egg drop container! Brandywine Creek State Park

Outdoor Adventures Session 3

Monday, August 3, 2020

12:00 AM

Challenge your outdoor skills! Come join us this week for an adventure in exploration. Design survival kits, orienteer through the woods, disc golf through the meadows, see who can build the best shelter, go rock climbing at our neighbors Alapocas Run, tube down the Brandywine, and learn about campfires!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Outdoor Adventures Session 3 Challenge your outdoor skills! Come join us this week for an adventure in exploration. Design survival kits, orienteer through the woods, disc golf through the meadows, see who can build the best shelter, go rock climbing at our neighbors Alapocas Run, tube down the Brandywine, and learn about campfires! Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Session 3

Monday, August 10, 2020

12:00 AM

Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM 8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Session 3 Join us for mornings full of nature exploration and play! Each day has a fun theme: Marvelous Mammals, Homey Habitats, Insect Inspectors, Wonderful Water, and Wings & Things. Learn about the creatures that live in the park then go explore where they might live! Make fun crafts and play new and exciting games every day. On Friday we will have a craft show and presentation for the parents at 11:30 a.m. Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 3)

Monday, August 10, 2020

12:00 AM

Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30).

Add to Calendar 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM 8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Nature Wonders Lunch Bunch (Session 3) Pack a lunch and join your new friends for an extra hour while you munch and chat! Maybe even play an extra game or make an extra craft if you have time. Available to all sessions of Nature Wonders (except Fridays because of the presentation at 11:30). Brandywine Creek State Park