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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, DE
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+1 302-684-8419

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A Quiet Respite

Prime Hook is perfect for a quiet hike. It is a well-kept area with several walking paths. A great place to visit for hikes a various lengths.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
Trisha H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Prime Hook is perfect for a quiet hike. It is a well-kept area with several walking paths. A great place to visit for hikes a various lengths.

Thank Trisha H
Holland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The beach here is for the dogs, really. Dogs can go off leash year round and they love it. Spent a long weekend at Prime Hook Beach and the girls had a ball. The Refuge is vast, a kayak heaven and just beautiful in it's sereneness (at least in October).

1 Thank downbythelake
Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There are a couple of nice scenic trails that are easy to walk. Like any wildlife refuge, it depends on the cooperation of the wildlife. I did see a couple of herons and common loons, not much else. This is worth the stop if passing by, it's not far off the highway.

Thank P F B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wetland (wetland forest and marshes) near the beaches of Delaware. It is located about 3 miles east of the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 16 and is a short drive from Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. Another great activity for bird watchers and nature lovers to get a break from beach... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Over 10000 acres of protected land and lakes. Well maintained educational trails throughout the park. Information center with knowledgeable staff.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a windy day after a nor'easter so our experience was a little unusual. We planned to go on a windy day with the hope that the wind would blow away the bugs. It helped to keep down the bugs, but they still found every little pice of exposed skin we had. We walked the dike trail and... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Whether attending a talk on snowy owls or hiking out to see egrets along the boardwalk this area always exceeds our expectations. Joining with an early morning bird watching group introduced us to the incredible variety of birds residing here or just passing through

Thank gamyot63
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting in the summer was a mistake, lots of flies and bugs. Some trails offer shade, but the boardwalk and the walk out to the look out are sunny & hot. I would assume would be a much better experience on a cooler. I would like to go back during fall or even winter. They are small ponds to kayak... More 

Thank HMCola
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped by Prime Hook on Sunday. We've been to several coastline preserves but this one was one of the most natural we've seen. Few areas are accessible to humans (which is good), the views are picturesque and there's lots of waterfowl. It's not the kind of thing that takes more than an hour for the normal visitor, but I... More 

Thank Arthur T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I brought our bikes and rode the trails. We first stopped into the visitors center to get a map and some info. It was not crowded (weekday) so we were able to do the boardwalk trail. The dyke trail had a lookout and there were all kinds of unusual birds. We then rode to the Turkle Pond... More 

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