Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

Delaware


The northern spur of the trail winds past the old bluestone quarries in Alapocas Run State Park.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76833 Long: -75.56278
Looking south down the Brandywine from the bridge at Bancroft Mills.
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Lat: 39.76889 Long: -75.56222
The southern, unrestored section of Bancroft Mills, seen from the bridge that carries the northern spur of the trail over the Brandywine.
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Lat: 39.76889 Long: -75.56222
This old smokestack towers high over the Bancroft Mills complex, serving as a testimony to Wilmington's industrial heritage.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76889 Long: -75.56222
The northern spur of the trail crosses the Brandywine on this bridge at Bancroft Mills. The section of the old mill to the north of the trail has been converted to apartments, while the section to the south remains abandoned and run down.
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Lat: 39.76861 Long: -75.56139
A northern spur of the trail leads to Bancroft Mills. The northern part of the old industrial complex has been transformed into apartments that hang directly over the Brandywine.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76861 Long: -75.56306
One of the most colorful of the bluestone cliff faces visible from the trail.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76889 Long: -75.55861
Bridge over Alapocas Run just east of the Brandywine. The dam on the Brandywine is just to the west and the waterfalls on Alapocas Run to the east.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76861 Long: -75.55833
Another view of one of the bluestone cliff faces in the Brandywine Valley.
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Lat: 40.01611 Long: -75.13722
Heading up a slope east of the apartment complex located between Brandywine and Alapocas State parks.
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Lat: 39.76167 Long: -75.55639
Passing beneath the CSX Trestle at the north end of Brandywine Park.
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Part of a nearby apartment complex, this fountain can be seen directly below the bridge carrying the Augustine Cut-Off over the trail and Brandywine River.
Uploaded: 7/6/2017
Lat: 39.76028 Long: -75.55583
Looking north from beneath the trestle that carries the CSX RR over the Brandywine River and valley in Wilmington.
Uploaded: 7/5/2017
Lat: 39.76028 Long: -75.55583
Visible from the trail, this old stone mill has been restored and incorporated into an adjacent apartment complex that the trail bypasses along the Brandywine.
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After a level section through the meadows of the Brandywine valley, the trail climbs back into the forests of the east bank to detour around an apartment complex. There are some steep slopes here, be careful.
Uploaded: 7/5/2017
Lat: 39.76306 Long: -75.55639
This wetland and bluestone cliff face in the distance can be seen from the trail in the Brandywine valley.
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Lat: 39.76611 Long: -75.55917
Straight, level section of the trail along the east bank of the Brandywine River.
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Lat: 39.76611 Long: -75.55917
Skeletal frame of an old building from the days when the Brandywine Valley was lined with mills and factories.
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Lat: 39.76611 Long: -75.55917
More cliff faces of 'blue stone' can be seen from the trail along the east bank of the Brandywine River.
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Lat: 39.76833 Long: -75.55972
Alapocas Run tumbles down the east bank of the Brandywine via these waterfalls.
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Lat: 39.76833 Long: -75.55972
This dam is along the Brandywine next to one of the numerous mills that once made the river valley a booming industrial hub.
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Lat: 40.01611 Long: -75.13722
Descending to the Brandywine.
Uploaded: 7/5/2017
Lat: 39.76194 Long: -75.55750
One of the sharp turns on the switchbacks between Alapocas Drive and the Brandywine Valley. The main trail curves right, while the left path parallels Alapocas Drive.
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The trail descends steep switchbacks to the Brandywine Creek west of Alapocas Road.
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Crossing Alapocas Drive.
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Lat: 39.77111 Long: -75.55750
The trail passes through these wrought iron gates immediately east of the crossing at Alapocas Drive.
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Lat: 39.75917 Long: -75.56333
Second footbridge over Alapocas Run on Wilmington's north end.
Uploaded: 7/2/2017
Lat: 39.77194 Long: -75.55389
Sunlight seeps through the trees, illuminating these ferns in early summer. Taken June 2017.
Uploaded: 7/2/2017
Lat: 39.77194 Long: -75.55389
One of several grades along the trail in Alapocas Run State Park. There are a number of slopes, some of them steep, along the trail.
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The lush Alapocas State Park forest provides a refuge of tranquility and natural beauty on Wilmington's north end.
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Approaching the woods in Alapocas State Park, just northeast of Wilmington.
Uploaded: 7/2/2017
Lat: 39.77444 Long: -75.54806
This pastoral landscape predominates along the trail just northeast of Wilmington.
Uploaded: 7/1/2017
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Passing more wetlands immediately west of the Route 202 underpass.
Uploaded: 7/1/2017
Lat: 39.77444 Long: -75.54583
The trail passes both wetlands and meadows off the section along E. Park Drive northeast of Wilmington.
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Looking west at the E. Park Drive trailhead northeast of Wilmington.
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Lat: 39.77667 Long: -75.54278
Near the trailhead off E. Park Drive in the northeast Wilmington suburbs.
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Lat: 39.77861 Long: -75.54444
Trail through NICE Neighborhood
Uploaded: 11/22/2011
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Through The Woods
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Passing under the active railroad trestle on the north end of Brandywine Park
Uploaded: 6/11/2011
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The trail reverts to crushed stone north of Brandywine Park. This section also departs from the old rail bed and has several steep grades
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This old railroad bridge was nicely refurbished for trail use
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Mile marker 9 on a completed section just north of Van Bruen Street. Also indicates that the trail doubles as a section of the East Coast Greenway
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Gardens north of Van Buren Street bridge
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Waterfowl in the Brandywine
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The trail through Brandywine Park is very flowery in early summer
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The greenway temporarily follows sidewalks through the southern section of Brandywine Park. Trail users should bear left.
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Wildflowers alongside the greenway
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Pavement marking bearing the symbol of the greenway, informing users that it turns north, into Brandywine Park
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Old stone home at the southern end of Brandywine Park
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A sign directing users of the East Coast Greenway northward onto the trail
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A part of the trail also serves as an off-road route for a section of the East Coast Greenway, a project that strives to eventually create a continuous, multi-use path down the length of the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Florida
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The tracks remain intact along a section of the abandoned railroad south of Van Buren Street. They will probably eventually be removed so a wider, paved trail can be constructed for the greenway.
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Picturesque gazebo located just off the Brandywine Nature Trail/Northern Delaware Greenway in Brandywine Park
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This brick walk, which is part of the Brandywine Nature Trail, also serves as a temporary route for the greenway
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Sign, complete with map, describing the eventual goal of the project
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Taken on a hot, humid, early summer day in Wilmington's Brandywine Park. The bridge in the foreground carries Van Buren Street, while I-95 passes over the higher one behind it.
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Taken in Wilmington's Brandywine Park on a hot, early summer day
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Inscription on monument near zoo
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Taken on the section in Wlimington's Brandywine Park
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