Enjoy the Outdoors at White Clay State Park

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White Clay State Park is a scenic and breathtaking natural wonder. Located less than fifteen minutes from our Newark apartments, the park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sundown and offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. Whether you reconnect with the great outdoors through hiking or fishing, treat yourself to a delightful afternoon in White Clay State Park.

Hiking and Biking Trails

White Clay State Park features 37 miles of trails through the rich, lush, and historic Delaware Valley. Hikers of all skill levels can enjoy a stroll through the park, whether they’re beginners or experts. 

There are 16 hiking trails at White Clay State Park. The top-rated trails include: 

Chestnut Hill Trail

This is a 3.3 mile moderate-level trail that leads you down a lush, green path surrounded by two creeks. There are markers throughout the trail to help guide you and bridges that make crossing the bridges a breeze, as well. Be sure to keep an eye out for mountain bikers as you hike!

Whitley Farms Trail

Located toward the southern end of White Clay State Park, the Whitley Farms Trail is 7.4 miles long and of moderate difficulty. The trail begins in a cornfield and leads you down a loop through hilly woodlands.

Twin Valley Trail

The Twin Valley Trail provides a pleasant 3.6 mile, moderate hike through hilly forest terrain. Whether you choose to hike, run, or walk your dog, it’s perfect for getting your cardio in within the lush, natural setting of this park in Newark. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the Delaware Arc Monument along the way!

Freshwater Fishing

The Millstone and Cattail Ponds are home to bluegill, crappie, as well as stocked rainbow and brown trout. Bluegill and crappie may be fished year round, while the trout seasons spans from April through June and October through November. Fishers may also catch-and-release largemouth bass. 

A fishing license is required at all times in order to enjoy freshwater fishing at White Clay State Park. It is also important to note the creek is closed two weeks prior to the beginning of each trout season. 

Picnic Pavilion 

Make sure to pack a lunch! The park features a picnic pavilion at the Carpenter Recreation Area, as marked on the park’s map. Visitors are also encouraged to unwind with a game of horseshoes, which are located near the picnic pavilion at the Carpenter Recreation Area.  

Whether you’re a biker, hiker, fisher, or just a local looking for a little summer fun, there’s something for everyone at this beautiful and historic state park. After you enjoy your day in the park, pick up one of the best burgers in Newark to take home.

If you are interested in learning more about our Newark apartments, please contact us. We would love to tell you all about the fantastic features and amenities you’ll find at Foxwood Apartments.

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