I am one of the many coming up to see the fall in New England and getting things planned out. Wanting to hit all 50 states but not seeing anything too interesting in Delaware or Rhode Island.
What's good to hike in these states?
Hi @Former community member . I live in Maryland, next door to Delaware. And, not to disrespect the state, it's rather flat, so there's not much of interest for hiking that I'm aware of. They do have some wonderful beach communities, other waterways for kayaking, and several bicycling trails if any of those appeals to you.
I went to high school in Lewes, Delaware, long ago. Lower DE is mostly a flat and agricultural state, but if you like coastal hikes, Cape Henlopen state park has some decent trails. They aren't heavily populated, even in summer, because everyone heads to the beach. Bug spray is recommended in hot months for the sand flies and evening mosquitos! After reading your post, I myself was curious as to what Delaware offered, and came across this site:
Enjoy your planning and trip!
Rhode Island resident here. If you're looking for something with a high point of view it's a little tougher to find. Some of my favorites without a view are located in Arcadia. Ben Utter Trail starting from Austin Farm Road is popular (if you prefer longer start from Escoheag Trail). Wickaboxet is nice as well in the fall.