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Best trails in Lums Pond State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Lums Pond State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Lums Pond State Park features excellent sports facilities, picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing and more along the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Swimming is not allowed at the Lums Pond, but boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. The Swamp Forest Trail circling the pond, offers hikers the opportunity to explore a variety of habitats along the 7.5 mile. There are also over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails (horses, bikes, hikers, and snowmobiles). The Whale Wallow Nature Center hosts a variety of programs for visitors during the summer season. For more information, please consult the park's webpage.

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Map of trails in Lums Pond State Park
Park information
Area:
724 hectares
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(302) 368-6989
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Swamp Forest Trail
Lums Pond State Park
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Length: 10.9 km • Est. 2 h 51 m
Swamp Forest Trail is a 10.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bear, Delaware that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#2 - Little Jersey Trail around Lums Pond
Lums Pond State Park
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Length: 12.4 km • Est. 3 h 12 m
Little Jersey Trail around Lums Pond is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear, Delaware that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail oShow more
#3 - Michael N. Castle Trail
Lums Pond State Park
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Length: 31.7 km • Est. 8 h 9 m
Michael N. Castle Trail is a 31.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bear, Delaware and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature tripsShow more