Delaware Junction and Breakwater Trail

Delaware Junction and Breakwater Trail

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Explore the Junction & Breakwater Trail

The Delaware Beaches are a great place to visit year-round if you’re looking for some fun outside. While you may not always be able to enjoy the beach, there are plenty of other outdoor attractions to explore. Travel from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach along the Junction and Breakwater Trail.

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Junction and Breakwater Trail

Situated between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, on the edge of Cape Henlopen State Park, is the Junction and Breakwater Trail. The trail is one of the longest trails in Delaware, extending about five total miles.

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The Junction and Breakwater Trail is part of a 16-mile loop that connects Lewes and Rehoboth. The trail heads are located on Wolfe Neck Road in Lewes and in the Holland Glade parking lot behind Rehoboth’s Tanger Outlets.

This trail’s crushed stone surface makes it easily accessible for hiking, biking and walking with strollers. Those who traverse the Junction and Breakwater Trail will pass through hardwood and conifer forests, as well as open fields, coastal marshes and plenty of plant and animal wildlife. There are even interpretive signs that will inform you on the wildlife around you.

The trail is also right along the former Penn Central Rail Line that used to transport travelers to the Methodist resort camps in the region. There’s also an 80-foot-long railroad bridge, built in 1913, that crosses near the trail. The bridge offers views of the coastal wetlands and the nearby World War II observation towers.

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The Junction and Breakwater Trail is open daily, with seasonal hours from 8 a.m.–sunset.