Coastal Delaware offers unique landscapes for those willing to explore its natural beauty during the colder months. Try these winter hikes in Coastal Delaware for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.

a scenic view of the burton island trail

1. Burton Island Trail

Nestled within Delaware Seashore State Park, the Burton Island Trail provides a tranquil loop around the island, showcasing the best of inland bays, salt marshes, and diverse wildlife. This trail is particularly magical in winter, offering raised boardwalks over marshes and packed earth paths through wooded areas. It’s a prime spot for bird watching, too, as well as sightings of horseshoe crabs and osprey. Plus, it’s just 12 miles from our upcoming neighborhood The Knoll at Irons Lane.

The assawoman canal trail in coastal delaware

2. Assawoman Canal Trail

The Assawoman Canal Trail offers a glimpse into Sussex County’s past, running along the canal that links the Indian River Bay with Little Assawoman Bay. This crushed stone pathway is perfect for a leisurely winter stroll or bike ride, allowing visitors to contemplate the area’s history while surrounded by peaceful waterway views. And our Sweetbay neighborhood residents are only 8 miles away.

prickly pear trail at delaware seashore state park

3. Prickly Pear Trail at Delaware Seashore State Park

At Delaware Seashore State Park, the Prickly Pear Trail provides a 3.5-mile loop perfect for those who enjoy scenic views of the Indian River Bay and exploring Fresh Pond. Accessible for hiking, bicycling, and seasonal horseback riding, this trail offers a wide, welcoming path for winter adventurers. The best part? It’s just 8 miles from our upcoming neighborhood The Knoll at Irons Lane and 10 miles from our Sweetbay neighborhood.

the Junction & Breakwater trail in coastal delaware

4. Junction & Breakwater Trail

Connecting the charming towns of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, the Junction & Breakwater Trail is a nature lover’s retreat. Following a section of the former Penn Central railroad through Cape Henlopen State Park, this trail is surrounded by mature forests, farmland, and coastal marshes. The mostly flat, paved path is ideal for a variety of winter explorers, including families and those with pets.

Happy mature couple covering their heads with hood during a trail walk

Try These Winter Hikes in Coastal Delaware as a Local

Winter hikes in Coastal Delaware are a must for anyone looking to experience the quiet beauty of the season. And living in a Foxlane neighborhood — like Sweetbay or The Knoll at Irons Lane, coming soon — means you’ll have easy access to them all. So, bundle up and set out on a winter hiking adventure that you won’t soon forget. And while you’re at it, schedule a tour so you can see these incredible homes and neighborhoods for yourself.