Hidden Facet Holts Landing is an undiscovered facet of the Diamond State's park system. The 203-acres area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests. Historically, the shores of the inland bays were home to native Americans, who harvested seafood and hunted in the surrounding marshes and forests. After the European settlers arrived, agriculture developed slowly around the "little bays." The property that is now Holts Landing State Park has a long recorded history as a small family farm. The Holt family maintained a farm with a bayshore boat landing on this site until 1957, when the property was sold to the state highway department. Then, in 1965, the first parcel of land was transferred to the State Park Commission, forming Holts Landing State Park Crabbing at Holts LandingHolts Landing State Park is home to the only pier on Delaware's Inland Bay that was built specifically for crabbing.The sturdy pier opened in 2001 and overhangs the shallow bay waters, allowing crabbers and anglers alike to fish for blue crabs and other mid-Atlantic delicacies. The pier is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.
Michele W. on Seahawk Nature Trail, Holts Landing State Park
There were a few things that you should know:
1. Wear bug repellant (even on this cool, gray, November day, the bugs were biting a LOT)
2. Go at low tide (part of the trail was under water and I had to jump a 3 foot wide dike to get across)
3. Wear shoes for squishy ground (my sneakers got sloppy)
1. The trail is lined with tons of Osprey and a variety of small birds. If you enjoy birding, this is a good trail for you.
2. There are unparalleled views of the Rehoboth Bay ... truly beautiful.
3. The wooded trails winds through bogs and marsh grass (I imagine ticks are a real problem in season) and is very pretty.