Portion Of Assawoman Canal Trail Closed Until April


Lewes  – Due to the Assawoman Canal maintenance dredging project currently under way by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, a portion of the Division of Parks & Recreation’s adjacent Assawoman Canal Trail has been closed until early spring, according to DNREC Spokeswoman Beth Shockley.

Assawoman Canal Trail
Assawoman Canal Trail

Shockley said that the trailhead parking lot at Town Road (near Route 26) will remain open and visitors can still 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 due because of heavy excavation equipment working at the site. The southern section of the trail has a tentative April 1 reopening date, said Shockley.

The purpose of the Assawoman Canal maintenance dredging project is to improve recreational navigation along the four-mile-long waterway, Shockley added.

The multi-use Assawoman Canal Trail is managed by Delaware Seashore State Park. For more information, please contact Park Superintendent Doug Long at (302) 227-2800.

Image Credits: DNREC

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