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Bellevue State Park, Wilmington

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Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976 and opened to the public in 1977.

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish, while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour.
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  • Bellevue State Park is preserved as an urban oasis for recreation and nature study. Many of the facilities at the park were built by Du Pont. It is a Park for all seasons with an historic charm and a....  more »
  • For the new year my wife and I are venturing to all the State Parks and hiking them. We recently hiked Bellevue State Park. There are lots to do at this park; Frisbee Golf, horseback riding, walking.....  more »
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  • There is a fee to enter this park between March and November. It's $4 in state and $8 out of state. It's mainly a 1 mile track around a pond with many other side trails that are mostly paved. There are tons of pavilions and picnic tables as well as 4 playgrounds. Only 1 of the playgrounds looks kept up but there are many swings at the other ones. This park is good for large mouth bass fishing, biking, walking, frisbee golf and picnics.
  • Sweet little park with fishing ponds, paved and unpaved trails (through woods as well as open fields), disc golf course, lots of benches and picnic areas, a few pavilions, and wildlife including deer. There's a 1-1/8 mile "track" in the center that has a fitness stations along the way. There are volleyball courts and playground equipment, and the trails are used by equestrians, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists alike. (Some are restricted for their use, so it's not the free-for-all I may have made that sound like!). Truly, there's something for everyone in this peaceful gem of a park.

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