A portion of the Division of Parks & Recreation’s adjacent Assawoman Canal Trail has been closed until early spring because of the Assawoman Canal maintenance dredging project.

The trailhead parking lot at Town Road in Lewes will remain open, and visitors can access the northern section of the trail. However, the 500-yard-long southern section of the one-mile trail will remain closed during the Assawoman Canal dredging project because of heavy excavation equipment working at the site. The southern section of the trail has a tentative April 1 reopening date.

The purpose of the Assawoman Canal maintenance dredging project is to improve recreational navigation along the four-mile-long waterway. The multi-use Assawoman Canal Trail is managed by Delaware Seashore State Park.

For information, contact the park superintendent at 227-2800.