Gordons Pond Trail

Delaware


Southern end of the boardwalk over the dunes near Herring Point parking area.
Uploaded: 7/8/2016
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Gravel trail along the pond before lunch.
Uploaded: 7/8/2016
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Boardwalk over the dunes near Herring Point parking area.
Uploaded: 7/8/2016
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We saw many Snowy Egrets in the pond. They have black legs with bright yellow feet.
Uploaded: 7/8/2016
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Stormclouds building on a warm, summer afternoon along the trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/27/2015
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One of Delaware's small, but colorful trail directional signs at the Herring Point trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/22/2015
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Direction sign at the trail junction between the Gordons Pond and Walking Dunes trails west of Herring Point.
Uploaded: 10/22/2015
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Sign near Herring Point, marking the distance to Whiskey Beach. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/22/2015
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Entering the boardwalk section of the trail just south of Herring Point. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/22/2015
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Dunes visible from the trail on the boardwalk south of Herring Point. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/21/2015
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The trail passes through sensitive coastal forests south of Herring Point on this elevated boardwalk. It's a great way to avoid the sandy surface below.
Uploaded: 10/21/2015
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After passing through marshland, the trail reenters coastal forest near Herring Point.
Uploaded: 10/21/2015
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Dead trees sticking out of the marsh on the segment between the overlook and boardwalk. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/20/2015
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The trail forms the boundary between coastal forest and marshlands on this segment north of the overlook.
Uploaded: 10/18/2015
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View of the two WWII-era towers from atop the overlook. This scene makes me think of 'Lord of the Rings' or another fantasy story.
Uploaded: 10/18/2015
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'Hitching posts' to chain your bikes on at the overlook is one of several amenities on the trail.
Uploaded: 10/18/2015
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Located about a mile north of Whiskey Beach, this overlook is ADA-friendly and offers breathtaking views of Gordons Pond and surrounding areas. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/18/2015
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This photo shows how the trail winds between coastal forests and the marshes next to the pond. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/16/2015
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Glades visible from the trail.
Uploaded: 10/16/2015
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Another view across the pond. The WW2-era towers can be seen in the distance.
Uploaded: 10/16/2015
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Two towers, seen across Gordons Pond from the trail bearing its namesake.
Uploaded: 10/15/2015
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Interpretive sign describing the history of the WWII-era lookout towers visible from the trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/15/2015
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Coastal forests west of Gordons Pond.
Uploaded: 10/15/2015
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Heading through pine forests while circling west of Gordons Pond. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/15/2015
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More of the breathtaking beauty typical of this trail.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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This cyclist was relaxing and enjoying a good book on a warm, midsummer day. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Beautiful shot of Gordons Pond and the adjacent coastal marshes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Another view of the glades and the canal west of the trail.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Developments between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes are sometimes visible from the trail; however, this is a 'wilder' trail overall than the Junction & Breakwater Trail and the homes are never close.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Glades in midsummer. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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More passing cyclists in midsummer. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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This family was enjoying a ride on a hot, midsummer day. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Like other trails in the region, Gordon's Pond Trail has become very popular in the warm months of the year. Trains of cyclists like the one pictured here are common. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Winding through the glades in midsummer. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Bench located near the trail's southern end.
Uploaded: 10/14/2015
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Tolkienesque image of the World War II-era tower seen through the pine trees from the trail. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/13/2015
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Mile marker near the southern terminus of the trail.
Uploaded: 10/13/2015
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Another cyclist riding on a shaded section of the trail near the southern trailhead. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/13/2015
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Another view of the World War II-era observation towers, as seen through the trees from the trail.
Uploaded: 10/13/2015
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Looking across the coastal marsh towards one of the World War II-era observation towers on the beach. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Cyclists riding along the trail on a midsummer afternoon. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Winding through the trees alongside coastal marshes. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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View through the trees to the body of water that the trail is named after.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Cyclists heading north through the coastal forests near Rehoboth.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Another sign near the southern terminus at Whiskey Springs/North Shores. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Sign near the southern terminus stating permitted uses of the trail.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Signs near the southern terminus guiding trail users and reminding them of proper etiquette.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Detailed map of the region's extensive trail network, located at the Whiskey Beach/North Shores trailhead.
Uploaded: 10/12/2015
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Pavilion at the southern terminus of the trail near Rehoboth Beach. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Pavilion at the southern trailhead at Whiskey Beach.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Sign at the southern terminus in North Shores that gives some theories regarding the origin of the name Whiskey Beach.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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The skyline of Rehoboth Beach is visible from the southern terminus at Whiskey Beach. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Situated just north of Rehoboth Beach, this parking lot doubles as a trailhead and access point to Whiskey Beach.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Southern terminus at the North Shores community, just north of Rehoboth Beach. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 10/11/2015
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Uploaded: 4/13/2015
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Uploaded: 7/26/2014
Lat: 38.76011 Long: -75.08670
View of the crushed stone portion of the trail
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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Company during my visit!
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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The observation deck, which is the point where the crushed stone path ends and sand/packed earth portion begins.
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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View of one of the observation towers.
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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View from beginning section of the trail
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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Ducks and heron, early on in the walk
Uploaded: 3/10/2013
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