Working to make the Park its best...
Parks, especially one as large and diverse as Cape Henlopen State Park, require constant attention and effort. We assess, plan and organize regular events to help keep the Park clean, beautiful and in good condition.
Monthly Trail Days
One of the most important activities we undertake is aimed at keeping the Park’s trails clear and safe. On "Trail Days", Friends and other volunteers engage in regular trail cleaning, clearing maintenance and other projects..
Trail Days are held on the 2nd. Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Next dates October 10th. & November 14th.
National Trails Day was cancelled this year, but will return June 5th. 2021
National Trails Day is an annual event held on the first Saturday in June. It is part of a Nationwide event designed to broaden participation in such activities. Often outside groups such as scout troops or clubs arrange to participate, and we have additional projects to accommodate the efforts of the volunteers. To participate, simply show up at the Hawkwatch Picnic Pavilion in the Park at 9 am on the first Saturday in June. There, volunteers are split into groups to work on the various projects.
At noon on National Trail Day, the Village Improvement Association
generously provides lunch for everyone at the Picnic Pavilion.
Volunteers also receive a free commemorative Tshirt