Monday, January 6, 2014

Delaware Seashore State Park Improvements

Delaware Seashore State Park is getting almost $10 million worth of major upgrades, replacements and enhancements along the south and north sides of the Indian River Inlet.

The improvements will include refurbishing the existing campground on the south side of the bridge, as well as replacing the previous campground and day use parking area on the north side of the bridge. 

Other upgrades and enhancements will include expansion for visitor parking, and construction of a scenic beach access, a promenade along the Indian River inlet replacing and updating 94 family camping sites and six new RV sites with full hookups, renovated bathhouses, a DART bus stop. Other improvements will include a playground, improved bathhouses and showers for beach users, more parking for anglers (daily), a nature walk, and outdoor pavilions. 

Construction will take place simultaneously on the north and south sides of the bridge. The area used as a construction site on the north side will be returned to an 80-space full hook-up family campground, 221 visitor parking spaces, a playground, enhanced fishing access along the inlet, as well as direct access to the beach on the north side of the inlet.

The park’s south campground and the southeast day use area are scheduled to reopen before Memorial Day weekend in 2014.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Recreation Ideas

With an incredible range of weather, geography, and culture, the Mid Atlantic region offers plenty of winter recreation.

The following list includes a few recreational activities that can be found throughout the Mid Atlantic states:

Cross-country Skiing - Showshoeing

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in New York contains 7.5 miles of ungroomed ski trails and 2.5 miles of ungroomed snowshoe trails.

In Pennsylvania, Erie National Wildlife Refuge offers 4.5 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking.

In West Virginia, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge has 31 miles of ungroomed refuge trails plus 18 miles of trails groomed by adjacent White Grass Ski Touring Center. For information, call: 304-866-3858.

Snowshoe enthusiasts can explore Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge by taking a Snowshoe Discovery Tour from adjacent White Grass Ski Touring Center. Information: 304-866-4114.

Ice Fishing

In New York, anglers can enjoy ice fishing at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.

source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service