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  • Local officials, supporters attend groundbreaking ceremony for new Gordons Pond Trail

  • Several state and local officials and supporters attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park.
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  • Several state and local officials and supporters attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park.
    The trail project will result in 2.75 total miles of improved trail connecting Gordons Pond to Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park. The 15.5-mile loop that the trail creates will be the longest loop trail south of the C&D Canal.
    More trails for walking, hiking, biking, and jogging rank consistently as the highest outdoor recreation need identified by Delawareans throughout the state,” said Governor Jack Markell. “The investments we continue to make in our trails and pathways support our overall health and well-being, and help grow our economy. Trails like Gordons Pond help make Delaware attractive to talented workers and businesses who may want to locate here.”
    The $3 million project was funded by the 2012 Bond Bill as part of the Governor’s Trails and Pathways Initiative. The new 10 foot wide trail will replace the existing primitive trail from the observation platform adjacent to Gordons Pond on the south end to Herring Point on north end. The trail tread surface will be stone topped with stone dust and the surface will match the existing Gordons Pond Trail. Other improvements will include benches at various locations along trail and observation areas on the boardwalk.

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