Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water. Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.

Easy to navagate n now n then some benches to rest on. Quiet but well traveled!

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Watch out for the apes

hiking
5 months ago

A moderate trail. Not sure why it's listed as easy. One of my favorites! This is pretty much my backyard and go-to park. I've worked for LPSP for a few years, and they only get better with time! Well manicured, clearly marked, great contours, bridges & overpasses, gorgeous scenery.. for a solid 6 miles. This trail hugs the pond so look forward to encountering a couple of muddy patches. My pups can't get enough! Never gets old.

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Should be listed as a moderate... tree roots were terrible in some areas... def not for beginners

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome for beginner with nice views of pond and wildlife

mountain biking
8 months ago

Scenic and moderately challenging.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy, flat ground but never boring. Gorgeous views all year and amazing wildlife seasonally.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016