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First trail plan proposed for First State National Park

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Miles of trails in First State National Park could be closed and restored to their native state, miles could be created, and miles of roads could be closed in a new plan from the National Park Service. The 85-page Brandywine Valley Trail Plan Environmental Assessment from the National Park Service proposes spending more than $2 million on the favored plan. …

The Gordons Pond trail is one of the superintendent's picks at Delaware State Parks. Courtesy of Delaware State Parks.

For verified fun, check out park superintendentsā€™ picks

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks in 2022 drew 8 million visitors, lured by the sand and the surf, the flora and the fauna, the past and the participatory sports and other activities and events that donā€™t make alliterative pairs. But wait, thereā€™s more! Park superintendents promote a wide variety of ā€œsuperintendentā€™s picksā€ on the homepages of most of the 17 state parks. …

Mountain biking league starts in Delaware

Statewide youth mountain biking league cranks up

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A new youth league emphasizes community-building, leadership skills, environmental stewardship and personal development, all wrapped together by the thrills of mountain biking. ā€œAbove all, we consider ourselves a youth development organization, whose goal is to build a strong body, strong mind, and strong character in our student-athletes, with an unwavering focus on inclusivity and equity,ā€ the Interscholastic Delaware Cycling League …