Cape Gazette

Spectacular Gordons Pond Trail nears completion

Apr 25, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur

Mike Frawley of Culver Construction cuts wood to be placed as decking support for the new Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park. The 2-mile section of the 3-mile-trail – linking Gordons Pond with Herring Point in the park – is expected to be open in late May or early June. The $2.5 million extension will then be part of a 15-mile loop system of trails connecting Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. The new trail will include two observation decks and nearly one-half mile of elevated boardwalk over dunes and wetlands.

A work crew has been putting in long hours to complete the elevated boardwalk section of the new trail. Once the supports are done, decking and railings will be added. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
This section of boardwalk, not far from the new Herring Point parking lot, is ready for decking. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
This portion of the new trail will provide views of wetlands in Cape Henlopen State Park. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Workers install decking supports on the Herring Point side of the trail. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
It won't be long before this sign will be removed and the Gordons Pond Trail will be open to walkers, runners and cyclists. The trail is expected to be open in about five to six weeks. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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