View of Auburn Heights Mansion at Auburn Valley State Park

Auburn Valley State Park


Delaware’s Newest State Park

Nestled in the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley, visitors to Auburn Valley State Park will discover the history of the Marshall Family, Yorklyn’s rich industrial history, and revitalization of this site. Previously known as Auburn Heights Preserve, Auburn Valley State Park features new hiking and paved biking trails, the historic Marshall Mansion completed in 1897, the Marshall Steam Museum, the Auburn Valley 1/8-scale railroad, and much more.

Special thanks go to Tom and Ruth Marshall for their generous donation of this Auburn Valley estate to Delaware State Parks.

Featured Program: Earth Day Hike and Project - CANCELLED

Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so-native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Hike and Project - CANCELLED Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so-native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road Auburn Valley State Park


Tour the Historic Marshall Mansion

Dating back to 1897, the Marshall mansion tells the story of the family that once called Auburn Valley State Park home. The mansion, with its antique furnishings, is open to the public on select dates and for private tours by appointment. Check the Upcoming Events schedule below for a complete listing of public events.

Discover the Power of Steam at The Marshall Steam Museum

The Marshall Steam Museum houses the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. The museum contains historic Stanley Steamers, and gives guests the opportunity to experience life at the dawn of the automotive age first-hand. The museum is open to the public on select dates and for private tours by appointment. Check the Upcoming Events schedule below for a complete listing of public events.

Explore the Park’s Rich Natural Resources

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Appreciate the beauty of Auburn Valley State Park by exploring Red Clay Creek. Discover the critical role of water in the industrial development of Yorklyn and the revitalization of the surrounding community.

Join us for Steamin’ Days

One of the best ways to experience Auburn Valley State Park is by joining us for Steamin Days. Taking place monthly, park guests have the opportunity to tour the Marshall Mansion and discover what it would have been like to live there. The Marshall Steam Museum opens for tours on these days, and guests may enjoy rides on the miniature trains and steam cars that circle the property.

Schedule Private Tours and Events

Tours of Auburn Heights, the Marshall family mansion, and the Marshall Steam Museum are available by appointment for groups of eight or more on non-event days. Tour tickets are $8 per person for either the mansion or museum tour, or $14 for both. Call (302) 239-5687 for information or to schedule a tour. Schedule tours at least one week in advance.

This timeless estate is a unique location for events ranging from weddings and rehearsal dinners to retirement parties and business meetings. Visit our Celebrations and Meetings page for more information.


Upcoming Events

A Bridge between Eras - CANCELLED

Monday, April 6, 2020

12:00 PM

Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 4/6/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/6/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge between Eras - CANCELLED Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Habitat Hike - CANCELLED

Friday, April 10, 2020

1:00 PM

Spend spring Break with the family at Auburn Valley State Park. Come on this 1 hr interactive scavenger hunt hike, to learn about the different habitats at Auburn Valley and the animals which call them home. Join the park interpreter in this new family friendly program that helps you learn a whole new side to Auburn Valley. Free gift for participants! Meet at Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/10/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Habitat Hike - CANCELLED Spend spring Break with the family at Auburn Valley State Park. Come on this 1 hr interactive scavenger hunt hike, to learn about the different habitats at Auburn Valley and the animals which call them home. Join the park interpreter in this new family friendly program that helps you learn a whole new side to Auburn Valley. Free gift for participants! Meet at Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Mark the Arc - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18, 2020

1:00 PM

Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Mark the Arc - CANCELLED Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required Auburn Valley State Park

Bark in the Park - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18, 2020

3:00 PM

Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 3:00:00 PM 4/18/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park - CANCELLED Bundle up and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Trevor Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1 mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot on Snuff Mill Road Auburn Valley State Park

Hike through History - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

11:00 AM

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 11:00:00 AM 4/19/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike through History - CANCELLED Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

1:00 PM

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Open House Tours - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

1:00 PM

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM 4/19/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours - CANCELLED Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

3:00 PM

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 3:00:00 PM 4/19/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Open House Tours - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 19, 2020

3:00 PM

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 3:00:00 PM 4/19/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours - CANCELLED Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Featured Program: Earth Day Hike at Auburn Valley - CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

10:00 AM

Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so- native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road.

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/22/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Hike at Auburn Valley - CANCELLED Join the Park Interpreter in this hike for all ages. Hike the ½ mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail as you learn about and identify native plants and some not-so- native invaders. After the hike, join our volunteer team in pulling up invasive plants along the trail in this fun and educational activity. Gloves will be provided or bring your own. Afterwards, participate in a fun plant rubbing scrapbooking activity and bring your own lunch to enjoy Auburn Valley’s new picnic pavilion! Park at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking Lot off of Creek Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Stroll with the superintendent at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail - CANCELLED

Friday, May 1, 2020

2:30 PM

Put on your walking shoes to explore historic Yorklyn and learn about the adaptive reuse and cleanup of this former industrial site with Auburn Valley State Park’s superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking lot on Yorklyn Road.

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 2:30:00 PM 5/1/2020 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Stroll with the superintendent at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail - CANCELLED Put on your walking shoes to explore historic Yorklyn and learn about the adaptive reuse and cleanup of this former industrial site with Auburn Valley State Park’s superintendent. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail Parking lot on Yorklyn Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Bark in the Park with PAWS for people - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

12:00 PM

Joinus in this special edition of our Bark in the Park program with the canine therapy team from Paws for People. Learn about what it takes to be a therapy dog on thispaved 1.1 mile walk with Gus the Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Well-behaved dogs on a leash withupdated rabies vaccines are welcome. Free collapsible travel dog bowls forparticipants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff MillRoad.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Bark in the Park with PAWS for people - CANCELLED Joinus in this special edition of our Bark in the Park program with the canine therapy team from Paws for People. Learn about what it takes to be a therapy dog on thispaved 1.1 mile walk with Gus the Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Well-behaved dogs on a leash withupdated rabies vaccines are welcome. Free collapsible travel dog bowls forparticipants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff MillRoad. Auburn Valley State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

1:00 PM

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

3:00 PM

Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person.

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 3:00:00 PM 5/9/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Tour of Marshall Bros. Paper Mill - CANCELLED Grab your camera and join us for an exclusive up-close look at the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This program will get you up close with the historic machinery as you learn about the sights, smells and experiences of work in a historic industrial mill. Limit 10 per program; call the park office to register. $10 per person. Auburn Valley State Park

Champion Tree and History Tour - CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

9:00 AM

Take a trip through northern Delaware to view some of the biggest trees of their kind and learn some history about the locations we visit. Visit Auburn Valley State Park, Coverdale Farm Preserve, Brandywine and Wilmington Cemetery, and other historical sites, private properties, and special places these trees grow. Learn tree identification, how champion trees are measured and officially ranked, and the history of the beautiful locations these trees call home. Meet at Ashland Nature Center. Registration required. Visit www.delnature. org or call (302) 239-2334

Add to Calendar 5/12/2020 9:00:00 AM 5/12/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Champion Tree and History Tour - CANCELLED Take a trip through northern Delaware to view some of the biggest trees of their kind and learn some history about the locations we visit. Visit Auburn Valley State Park, Coverdale Farm Preserve, Brandywine and Wilmington Cemetery, and other historical sites, private properties, and special places these trees grow. Learn tree identification, how champion trees are measured and officially ranked, and the history of the beautiful locations these trees call home. Meet at Ashland Nature Center. Registration required. Visit www.delnature. org or call (302) 239-2334 Auburn Valley State Park

Native Wildflower Hour

Saturday, May 16, 2020

1:00 PM

Kick off the gardening season right with some field experience at Auburn Valley State Park. Come learn about the spring woodland wildflowers at Auburn Valley as you hike with the park interpreter along some of our scenic trails. Learn how industrialization and development of the site brought with it non-natives and invasives, and learn how to spot invasives in your own garden. Meet at the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 5/16/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/16/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Native Wildflower Hour Kick off the gardening season right with some field experience at Auburn Valley State Park. Come learn about the spring woodland wildflowers at Auburn Valley as you hike with the park interpreter along some of our scenic trails. Learn how industrialization and development of the site brought with it non-natives and invasives, and learn how to spot invasives in your own garden. Meet at the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Bird Discovery Hike

Sunday, May 17, 2020

8:00 AM

Join an experienced birder on the Trolley Trail for an hour-long, half-mile birding walk. The walk is great for Beginners and experienced birders alike. Binoculars provided, but feel free to bring your own. Free water bottles are provided for participants! Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Marshall Family Bridge parking lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 8:00:00 AM 5/17/2020 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Bird Discovery Hike Join an experienced birder on the Trolley Trail for an hour-long, half-mile birding walk. The walk is great for Beginners and experienced birders alike. Binoculars provided, but feel free to bring your own. Free water bottles are provided for participants! Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Marshall Family Bridge parking lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Hike through History

Sunday, May 17, 2020

11:00 AM

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/17/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this 45-minute trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road Auburn Valley State Park

Open House Tours

Sunday, May 17, 2020

1:00 PM

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/17/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

Open House Tours

Sunday, May 17, 2020

3:00 PM

Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 3:00:00 PM 5/17/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tours Mansion tours begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion, one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion in Delaware. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Reservations recommended, but not required. Park in the event lot across from the mansion. $8 per person Auburn Valley State Park

A Bridge Between Eras

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

12:00 PM

Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road.

Add to Calendar 5/27/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/27/2020 1:00:00 PM America/New_York A Bridge Between Eras Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one-hour journey through Yorklyn’s history. Participants will get to learn about the cross- continental journey of Auburn Valley’s new bridges, the history and engineering design of the structures, how the views from those sites have changed over time, and plans for the arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Marshall Family Bridge Parking Lot on Benge Road. Auburn Valley State Park

Mark the Arc

Saturday, May 30, 2020

1:00 PM

Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2020 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Mark the Arc Get off the beaten path and walk in the footsteps of explorers in this brand new program. Visitors will journey off trail to find an original 1892 arc stone that was laid to mark the division between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Enjoy the sights and views of Yorklyn from a whole new perspective as you learn about the surveyors who designated the arc, their methods and what it would have been like as a local when the stone was placed all those years ago. This hike will require some hiking up a moderately steep hill so proper shoes and clothing is required. Meet in the event lot across from the mansion. Reservations recommended, but not required. Auburn Valley State Park