Junction and Breakwater Trail, Rehoboth Beach

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The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a 6mi long rail trail located on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States. It is the third rail trail built in Delaware and it is the longest in the state. It follows the former Pennsylvania Railroad Rehoboth Beach branch that once transported passengers to several Methodist resort camps along the Atlantic coast. The line was abandoned by the Penn Central in the early 1970s.
The Junction and Breakwater Trail is named after the former railroad line between Lewes and Rehoboth in the mid-19th century. The first of the trail was opened in December 2003 after acquiring parcels and easements from private landowners. On June 4, 2007, an additional were added, extending the trail to Kings Highway in Lewes. Plans are being discussed to extend the trail further into town.
The trail includes two bridges, including an 80ft long railroad bridge originally built in 1913 that crosses Holland Glade and provides views of coastal wetlands and of a World War II observation tower located on the coast. The trail consists of crushed stone with an average width of.
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  • The State of Delaware has done a superb job of establishing and maintaining this trail. It has woodlands, farmlands, two cities and much more to keep the interests of the bikers and the hikers.  more »
  • Great bike trail with a variety of scenery along the way. Many spots to stop along the way. You ride through woods, farmland, pass ponds and ride along the ocean, you will see a lot of wildlife along ...  more »

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