As fall begins to take over Greater Wilmington, Delaware State Parks come alive with a plethora of fall-inspired activities and events. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a ghost-hunting aficionado, or simply someone looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant colors of fall foliage, Delaware's parks have something special in store for you. So, grab your flannel shirts and pumpkin-spiced treats, and let's dive into the enchanting world of fall in Delaware State Parks. 

1. Fall Camping Getaway  

Say goodbye to city life and immerse yourself in the splendor of autumn by camping in one (or more!) Delaware State Parks. The crisp air, vibrant foliage, and cozy campfires create an unbeatable atmosphere for relaxation. Whether you're an RV enthusiast, prefer the comforts of a cabin, or revel in the simplicity of tent camping, there's an option to suit your style.   

2. Paranormal Adventures at Fort Delaware   

As the leaves rustle and the cool fall evenings send chills down your spine, Fort Delaware State Park opens its doors to thrill-seekers. Join the Diamond State Ghost Investigators and park staff on a journey into the world of spirits. Armed with electronic magnetic field detectors and other ghost-hunting tools, visitors can embark on a three-hour recreational paranormal investigation. Are you brave enough to uncover the mysteries lurking in the shadows? 

Fort Delaware

Built in 1859, Fort Delaware served as a Civil War prison which held close to 33,000 Confederate POWs during the Civil War. The Fort was active…

3. Enchanted Meadows Trick-or-Treat Trail  

Halloween comes early at Brandywine Creek State Park! From October 20th to 22nd, gather your family in their spookiest costumes and venture into the park's trails. Along the way, you'll encounter special storybook characters who'll treat you to sweet surprises. It's a great way to celebrate the season and create magical memories. 

4. Fall Wagon Rides  

For a more relaxed fall adventure, hop aboard an old-fashioned wagon ride through Delaware's picturesque parks. Whether you're joining a public ride or reserving one for a group, this charming experience lets you savor the fall foliage while cozied up with a blanket and your favorite snacks (non-alcoholic, of course). It's the perfect way to unwind and appreciate the beauty of the season. 

Bellevue State Park

  • 800 Carr Rd.

A DuPont family estate preserved as an urban oasis for recreation and nature study, Bellevue State Park offers users a glimpse into the elite leisure class of the Gilded Age…

White Clay Creek State Park

  • 425 Wedgewood Rd.

From creek's edge to piedmont ridge, the natural vistas and rich history of the White Clay watershed persist because communities surrounding present day White Creek State Park…

Lums Pond State Park

  • 1068 Howell School Rd.

Lums Pond, Delaware's largest pond, and the diverse habitats conserved beyond its shoreline, create a setting for a variety of recreational activities. Embrace the tranquility…

Brandywine Creek State Park

  • 41 Adams Dam Rd.

The rolling meadows, old-growth forest and freshwater marshes at Brandywine Creek State Park are reminiscent of an agricultural landscape and way of life in northern Delaware's…

5. Boo at the Zoo  

Join Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo in celebrating Halloween with a merry, not scary, event from October 20th to 22nd. Dress up in your favorite costumes and visit the zoo's beloved animals. You'll find plenty of treats and activities to enjoy! Don't miss out on this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza! 

6. 18th Century Market Fair  

On November 4th and 5th, First State Heritage Park invites you to their Market Fair, where you can step back in time and experience the colonial past. Stroll through historic trade demonstrations, browse local and regional vendors offering food and wares, and enjoy talented performers who will transport visitors through the centuries. Best of all, this event is free to attend, making it an accessible and fascinating journey into history.  

As the days grow shorter and the nights chillier, Delaware State Parks invites all to embrace the wonders of fall. Whether you're crafting caramel apples, painting jack-o'-lanterns, or venturing on a spooky night hike, there's a world of autumnal delights waiting for you in Delaware's stunning parks. So, pack your sense of adventure and join in the seasonal fun—fall in Delaware is an unforgettable experience!