I can’t wait to look back on this post in a year, 2 years, 5 even when all this Covid-19 stuff is far, far behind us. As far as exploring goes there’s good news and there’s bad news and they are both the same. There are many, MANY more people out exploring our natural resources, especially state parks. How awesome is it that everyone is turning to nature to heal and restore us mentally, physically and most of all emotionally during this time?! I love it, however the increase in traffic and concentrations of people are obviously a concern when our goal is to stay as far apart from other families as possible. I can help with that! There are SO many more places to go and see and I promise you won’t even have to go too far.
Even after over five years of writing blogs and making an effort to see new places nearly every weekend, I am STILL finding new locations. Blair’s Pond has somehow not been on my radar until just recently when by nature BFF Kara at Ferns and Feathers visited so we decided to follow in her footsteps and try it out. This is the type of place that you can drive by daily and not even notice it. There is no street address, no significant road signage, and it’s just a dirt parking area. Luckily for you all, I’ve got the Google maps location here so you can just click the link and your phone will get you there. I did a little more digging and found out that this trail was only just opened to the public in 2018.
Secondly, I didn’t see the main entrance to the nature trail until we were exiting from it. We went in to the trail entrance at the back end of the parking lot so here’s a map to show you where the main entrance is:
I found the Delaware Nature Society/DNREC trail map online before we went and referred to it frequently at every intersection we came to and found the trails to be pretty accurate and easy to navigate. There’s a slightly different map posted on the kiosk that actually liked better so here are both:
We didn’t have a ton of time before lunch/nap on this initial visit so we did a 3/4 mile loop. The trail was smooth and surprisingly sandy, so much so, that middle kid kept insisting we must be at the beach. A stroller would have no issue here despite a few soft spots. As you may know, I am a major plant geek so I’m always on the lookout for botanical treasures and Blair’s Pond didn’t disappoint 😉 Definitly plan on visiting in early May for a special plant geek treat.
I’m hoping when we come back next time we can try the 5K loop.