Bombay Hook, refuge from shopping

SMYRNA – Saturday’s unseasonable temperatures in the upper 50s beckoned nature lovers to take refuge from holiday shopping frenzy to instead visit Central Delaware’s wildlife haven.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, southeast of Smyrna on Whitehall Neck Road, stretches eight miles along the Delaware Bay and includes a 12-mile wildlife trail, plus walking trails and observation towers. The wildlife drive is open from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset daily.

Upcoming events include Quarter Celebration Day on Dec. 19 and the annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 20.  For more information on the refuge and events, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/ or call (302) 653-9345. To see additional photos, visit www.delawarwestatenews.net.

My location
Get Directions

Reach the Delaware State News newsroom at newsroom@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.