Public invited to learn about Gordons Pond trail project

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation hosts an informational open house today on a proposed improvement and realignment of the trail linking Gordons Pond and Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park.

The session is being held today (Thursday) at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Street, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The two-mile trail would include about 2,500 feet of raised boardwalk with handrails, and would offer viewpoints of the pond, marsh and ocean.  According to the Department of Natural Resources, “the path is designed to have minimal impacts on wildlife habitat, cultural sites, wetlands and rare plant species. The alignment was chosen by DNREC experts after several field trips and extensive reviews of data. It also avoids areas with dune movement that could require excessive trail maintenance.”  The Gordons Pond Trail is part of Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan.  When completed, it will provide a key link in a 15.5-mile loop through Lewes and Rehoboth Beach that includes the Junction and Breakwater Trail in the western section of the park.  The informational open house will feature exhibits, a slide presentation, experts on hand to answer questions and the opportunity for the public to comment.


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