Friday, January 29, 2021

Cycling the Michael Castle Trail in Delaware

To date...
this is my favorite ride. 

Beginning of the trail. 

it was a beautiful day 
as well. 

Several bridges cross the canal.

Start in the historic 
Delaware City, DE 
located along the 
Delaware River. 
There is parking available. 

Delaware City, DE

Ride to the 
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail 
aka Michael Castle Trail
and pedal 14.8 miles to 
Chesapeake City, MD. 

Have some refreshment near the end point 
in Chesapeake City
at Schaefer's Canal House. 
You can explore the city as well. 
Here is info on that. 

If you are so inclined, 
extend your ride off trail
to Green Point or Emily Point 
or take the bridge over the canal 
and ride Randalla Rd to the tip of the bay. 
Another option is
the trail around Lums Pond. 

Just don't miss the hard right 
on the Canal Trail just after the RR bridge 
where you have 
to work your way to and through 
a marina to get back on the trail. 
(See map below)

The canal activity provides added interest. 

And when you return to Delaware City, 
visiting Ft. Delaware State Park by ferry to 
Pea Patch Island is a great option. 
I've done that visit previously. 
Then you can end your day at Crabby Dick's 
for a well deserved dinner. 

Three sections of the trail.

Also nearby is Ft. Dupont State Park:

For more images of this ride, click here

There is plenty to fill a day in the area.
so have a great day! 



Tamar SB said...

Love all the bridge shots!

likeschocolate said...

lovely! Thank you for sharing!