Michael Castle Trail

Delaware


Azure blue steel of Summit Bridge, seen at dusk on a late spring evening. Taken May 2017.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
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Passing beneath Summit Bridge.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.54250 Long: -75.73889
View of the canal, seen through the trees at dusk west of Summit Bridge. Taken May 2017.
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Lat: 39.53222 Long: -75.80417
Another effect of the sun setting on the trees in the woods west of Summit Bridge.
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The trees look like they are set ablaze by the setting sun on a wooded section west of Summit Bridge.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.54194 Long: -75.74778
Looking west along the trail near Summit Bridge.
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The trail passes this old boat dock just west of Summit Bridge.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53083 Long: -75.75333
Dock in front of Summit Bridge.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.54139 Long: -75.75389
Look closely, and you can see that this electrical tower, located just west of Summit Bridge, is a favorite hangout for some large birds.
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Sailing toward Summit Bridge.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.54083 Long: -75.75722
This small boat was making its way east through the canal on a warm, late spring evening. Taken May 2017.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.54083 Long: -75.75722
Though mostly flat, the trail has a few big slopes on its route; one of the longest and steepest is the one between Summit Bridge and the Maryland border.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53944 Long: -75.76194
Both Summit Bridge, which carries Route 896 over the canal, and the RR lift bridge behind it, can be seen from this vantage point along the trail near the MD border.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53889 Long: -75.76306
Jetskiers enjoyed a warm, late spring day on the canal near the Maryland border.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53667 Long: -75.77278
Wildflowers add color to the grassy strip that separates the trail from the canal. Taken June 2017.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53667 Long: -75.77278
These pylons carry a high-tension powerline over the canal and trail near the Maryland border.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53389 Long: -75.77889
Approaching cyclists on the trail immediately east of the Maryland line.
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The trail's western terminus is at the Maryland state line. From here, trail users can continue another 2 miles further west along the Ben Cardin C&D Recreational Canal to Chesapeake City.
Uploaded: 6/20/2017
Lat: 39.53667 Long: -75.77917
The end of the trail at Battery Park in Delaware City.
Uploaded: 7/14/2016
Lat: 39.57837 Long: -75.58817
Mike Castle Trail crossing Route 9 at Kathy's Crab House in Delaware City.
Uploaded: 7/14/2016
Lat: 39.57100 Long: -75.59173
This picture was taken while standing on the trail leading down the main trail from the Summit North Marina trail head/parking area.
Uploaded: 7/5/2016
Lat: 39.54503 Long: -75.70908
Uploaded: 7/5/2016
Lat: 39.54487 Long: -75.71002
Looking eastward from the end of the paved trail (as of July 4th, 2016). The section of trail going up the hill to the left leads to the trail head/parking area.
Uploaded: 7/5/2016
Lat: 39.54486 Long: -75.71028
New Bridge that crosses the creek and leads to Delaware City.
Uploaded: 6/19/2016
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Newly paved section over Guthrie Run
Uploaded: 4/20/2016
Lat: 39.54051 Long: -75.76001
Approaching the life bridge that carries an active rail line across the canal east of Summit Marina.
Uploaded: 11/10/2015
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Kiosk at the point where the trail takes a sharp turn away from the canal toward Summit Marina.
Uploaded: 11/10/2015
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The sharp, hairpin turn at the point where the trail turns along the canal south of Summit Marina. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 11/10/2015
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This sign warns cyclists and skaters to slow down for the hairpin turn where the trail turns east onto the canal south of Summit Marina.
Uploaded: 11/10/2015
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View of Summit Marina, as seen from the trail on a summer evening in July 2015.
Uploaded: 11/7/2015
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Some serious fog this morning.
Uploaded: 9/20/2015
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Switchback on the Mike Castle Trail, west of Summit North Marina
Uploaded: 9/17/2015
Lat: 39.54406 Long: -75.71988
Uploaded: 7/11/2015
Lat: 39.56648 Long: -75.59299
Canal trail link from the Delaware state line into Maryland and through to Chesapeake City, MD due to be completed by mid-June! The Trail will end on the north side of Historic Chesapeake City. A ferry will take hikers and bikers to the south side.
Uploaded: 5/4/2015
Lat: 39.52975 Long: -75.81111
Uploaded: 4/3/2015
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Uploaded: 10/15/2014
Lat: 39.54332 Long: -75.68464
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Lat: 39.54556 Long: -75.67056
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Lat: 39.54778 Long: -75.66167
Uploaded: 9/10/2014
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Uploaded: 9/7/2014
Lat: 39.54577 Long: -75.66974
Another shot of the bridges; this time the stayed-cable Route 1 span is in the foreground, while the cantilevered Route 13 bridge is in the background.
Uploaded: 8/28/2014
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Another boat passing down the canal on a warm, late summer day. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/28/2014
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Although it's a manmade waterway, the canal and its environs are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including this large turtle who was sunning himself by the trail. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/28/2014
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The Route 1 bridge, seen against a late summer sky. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/26/2014
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Jet skiers. The Route 13 bridge can be seen on the left, while the Route 1 bridge is visible on the right. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/26/2014
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Route 1 bridge.
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Cyclist enjoying the summer sun on the trail. Taken August 2014.
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Old dock, with gull perched on one of the posts.
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This old, disused dock makes the perfect home for birds like the gull seen on one of the posts. Taken August 2014.
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Azure, summer skies over the waters of the canal. Taken August 2014.
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This tree, located just east of St. Georges, provides ample shade for the bench in the foreground.
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View across the canal, with south St. Georges on the far shore. Taken August 2014.
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Benches are evenly spaced along the trail.
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The Route 13 (in the foreground) and Route 1 (in the background) bridges over the canal near St. Georges. Both are engineering marvels. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Looking east toward Delaware City on a warm, summer day in August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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The town of St. Georges is bisected by the canal; the larger part, visible in the background, is on the north shore, while a smaller portion is to the south.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Wetlands immediately north of the trail and canal bank. The town of St. Georges is in the background. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Sailboat passing beneath the Route 13 bridge.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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The trail is conveniently divided into 2 lanes.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Looking between the concrete abutments on the Route 13 bridge in St. Georges. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Looking down the access path that connects the trail to the St. Georges trailhead.
Uploaded: 8/23/2014
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Sign indicating all the amenities available at the St. Georges trailhead and nearby town.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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The access to the St. Georges trailhead branches off the Michael Castle Trail immediately west of the Route 13 canal bridge.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Access trail that connects the St. Georges trailhead to the main greenway. The Route 13 bridge is in the background. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Route 13 bridge over the canal at St. Georges.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Map of existing and future phases of the trail at the St. Georges trailhead kiosk.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Kiosk showing a map of existing and future segments of the trail, as well as the surrounding wildlife preservation area. Taken August 2014 at the St. Georges trailhead.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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My car, parked at the St. Georges trailhead. Public restrooms are in the background. Taken August 2014.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Ample parking at the St. Georges trailhead, situated between the Routes 13 & 1 bridges.
Uploaded: 8/22/2014
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Uploaded: 8/21/2014
Lat: 39.54731 Long: -75.66415
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Uploaded: 8/7/2014
Lat: 39.55577 Long: -75.63410
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Lat: 39.55378 Long: -75.65119
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Lat: 39.55422 Long: -75.61842
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Lat: 39.54422 Long: -75.67924
This snake was moving quickly across the trail, headed for the water.
Uploaded: 11/3/2013
Lat: 39.54346 Long: -75.69080
I was told I might see wildlife. So far we have sen mostly bugs and birds. Today, our 3rd time Trikking on this trail, I spotted this guy...
Uploaded: 11/3/2013
Lat: 39.54346 Long: -75.69080
A majestic boat travels along the canal.
Uploaded: 10/30/2013
Lat: 39.54520 Long: -75.67332
Beautiful fall afternoon on the trail beside the canal.
Uploaded: 10/30/2013
Lat: 39.54486 Long: -75.70949
A smooth ride with beautiful scenery.
Uploaded: 9/10/2013
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This is one of several bridges one passes under along the trail. It is, in my opinion, a truly beautiful bridge.
Uploaded: 9/10/2013
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Uploaded: 1/22/2013
Lat: 39.54367 Long: -75.69500

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