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Sat Jan 4D&R Warm-Up Walk30miNew Brunswick to Millstone, back
Sun Jan 19TRAINing Walk16miMorristown to Maplewood NJ
Sat Feb 8Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 29Princeton Leap12miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 21Spring Ahead Walk13miTrenton to Princeton NJ (ECG)
Sat Apr 4Long Island Traverse20miCold Spring Harbor - Massapequa NY
Sun Apr 5Cape Henlopen Delaware9miLewes DE and Cape Henlopen
Sat Apr 11Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk12miManhattan to Astoria, Queens NY
Sat Apr 18Great Canal Walk28-40Princeton/Trenton to New Brunswick
Sat Apr 25Between Walk13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 9Duke Farms Loop28-33New Brunswick NJ (ECG)
Sat May 16Big Walk 10th anniversary50miMetropark NJ to NYC (ECG)
Sat May 23Philly Freedom Tour15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 6Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 13Roebling Ramble12miRoebling NJ to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 20Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sun Jun 28Great Staten Island Loop16miJersey City NJ to NYC
Sat Jul 4Walk Fourth8miCenter City Philadelphia
Sat Jul 18Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Jul 25Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 1Columbia Trail Moonlight Hike12miHigh Bridge to Califon NJ
Sat Aug 8Penn to Penn Walk (NJ2NY50)20miNewark Penn to NYC Penn Station
Sat Aug 22Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 23Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 29Lawrenceville Hopewell Trail10-30Trenton to Lawrenceville NJ (ECG)
Sat Sep 5Long Haul on the Delaware19-62Trenton NJ, Delaware River
Sat Sep 12Down The Shore16miCape May to Wildwood NJ
Sat Sep 26Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 3Bronx Coast to Coast18miHudson River to Long Island Sound
Sat Oct 10Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Mon Oct 12Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Oct 17Sweetest Walk on Earth22miHarrisburg to Hershey PA
Sat Oct 24FreeWalkers Marathon26/13Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Oct 31Haunted Halloween Hike10miTarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY
Sun Nov 1Stroll & Roll Walk2-4miEcho Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
Sat Nov 7Cooper River Walk15-30Philly to Lindenwold, NJ
Fri Nov 27Gobble Gobble Walk8miSouth Mountain, Millburn NJ
Sat Dec 5Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Dec 12Philly Christmas10miPhiladelphia
Sat Dec 26Battle of Trenton5-13Wash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ

Nature and history abound in the first town in the first state in America

8:30 departure from Cape May NJ, for those taking the ferry

12-16 mile walk begins at 10am.

Start the longest day of the year ferrying on the beautiful Cape May-Lewes Ferry to experience the first town in the first state! We will travel the Maritime History Trail, enjoy the wildlife of Cape Henlopen Park, visit the oldest building in Delaware, and gain a sense of what life was like for early colonial settlers.

Upon disembarking the ferry, we meet at the ferry terminal and walk less than a mile to Cape Henlopen Park. Once in the park, we walk to World War II's Fort Miles and museum. Exiting Cape Henlopen Park, we walk approximately two miles into historic downtown Lewes, where you can follow the Historic Lewes Greenway signs to its many historically significant sites. If you are partial to the beach -- now get this -- the beach is only blocks away! Bathrooms and food trucks are available at the beach. Restaurants, ice cream stores, antique stores and more await you in town.

Note: It is unlawful to smoke in the city's parks, playgrounds and municipal beaches.
Ferry info: 17-mile, 85 minute cruise

Ferry schedule and fares:
Depart: 8:30 a.m. sharp via Cape May-Lewes ferry

Arrival instructions: Meet at Lewes Ferry terminal front door after disembarking. Terminal has restorooms and snack bar.

Return: 5:15 p.m. via Lewes-Cape May ferry

Parking: Parking is free at the Cape May ferry terminal. You do not need to bring your car on the ferry for this walk. Cape May Ferry terminal: 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, NJ 08204. GPS: 38.968719, -74.959717.


Terrain: Concrete streets and sidewalks. Be advised that ticks are present on hiking trails, if you wish to explore them at your own discretion.

Provisions: Bring water and snacks for the first part into Cape Henlopen Park. There are numerous places to buy drinks, snacks and lunch once in town.

Points of interest:

- Cape Henlopen Park
- Maritime History Trail
- St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
- Lewes Historical Society Visitor Center
- Dodd's Corner
- Ryves Holt House
- Rowland House
- Colonial Lewes Arsenal Site
- Original Old Bethel Church
- Hiram Rodney Burton House
- Fisherman's Cottage
- Lewes Museum store
- Zwaanendael Museum

Tour notes:

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2nd St. (placed on National Historic Registry 1977)

Lewes Historical Society Visitor Center, 2nd St. at Shipcarpenter St.

Dodd's Corner, 135 2nd St. Look for Agave's restaurant sign which directs you to a late 19th century section of concrete that still reads "Doctor".

Ryves Holt House c.1665, the oldest building standing in the state of Delaware, 218 2nd St.

Rowland House c.1740, 229 2nd St.

Colonial Lewes Arsenal Site c.1740, 241 2nd St.

Original Old Bethel Church c.1790, 214 Mulberry St. Notice the Dutch shoe planters on the West side window.

Hiram Rodney Burton House, Shipcarpenter at 2nd St. H.R. Burton, 1841-1927, was an American physician and politician who served two terms as U.S. Representative from Delaware. The land upon which this house stands was acquired in 1675 and the oldest portion of the current structure dates back to 1720.

Fisherman's Cottage c.1720, W. 3rd at Shipcarpenter St. Original structure flooring made with salvaged shipwrecks. Moved from canal to 3rd St. in 1900, and currently a private residence since 1996.
Lewes Museum store, 302 Savannah Rd (corner of 3rd St)

Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, tells the story of the Zwaanendael, Dutch immigrants to Delaware in the early 17th century. The museum building replicates the town hall of the Dutch city of Hoorn. Exhibits display the life of the first settlers and local Lewes history.

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  • Points of Interest and Tour notes are from the 2018 walk. This year we will walk to Rehoboth where a bustling historic beach town awaits you.

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