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Directions to Edward H. McCabe Preserve

Directions to canoe trail put-in and hiking trail.

To the Canoe Trail Put-in
The canoe trail parking area and boat ramp are located at Milton Memorial Park in the town of Milton. There is a canoe dock at the McCabe preserve where you may secure your canoe while you hike the preserve's trails.

From Wilmington, Delaware (approx. 1.5 hours):

  • Follow State Route 1 (SR 1) south, past Milford.
  • Bear right on SR 5, heading south toward Milton.
  • SR 5 turns into Union Street.
  • Follow Union Street into Milton.
  • Turn left onto Chandler Road.
  • Take first right into the parking area.

From the Beach area (approx. 20-30 minutes):

  • Take SR 1 north approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn left on Road 88.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Federal Street (SR 5).
  • Follow Federal Street into Milton, around a sharp bend to the left.
  • Turn right onto Chandler Street.
  • Take first right into the parking area.

From Washington/Baltimore area (approx. 2.5 hours):

  • Take U.S. Route 50 east across the Bay Bridge.
  • Turn left (east) on SR 404.
  • Before reaching Bridgeville, turn left on SR 16 heading northeast toward Greenwood.
  • Follow SR 404 past U.S. Route 13 and U.S. Route 113 until you reach Milton.
  • Turn right on Union Street (SR 5) and follow into the town.
  • Turn left onto Chandler Street.
  • Take first right into the parking area.

To the Hiking Trail:

From the town of Milton:

  • From Chandler Street, turn left on Federal Street (SR 5) and go south for 0.3 miles, following the sharp bend to the right at the center of town.
  • Turn left on Wharton Street (turns into Atlantic Street).
  • Follow for 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left on Route 257 (Round Pole Bridge Road).
  • Follow for 0.6 miles and look for the Preserve parking area on the left.

From State Route 1:

  • Take Route 258 west (immediately south of bridge over Broadkill River).
  • Take first right onto Route 257 (Round Pole Bridge Road).
  • Follow 2.9 miles and look for Preserve parking on the right.


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