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Route 9 Coastal Heritage Byway is a scenic, two-lane road that follows along the Delaware River and Bay Estuary. It offers visitors an intimate experience with the largest preserved coastal marshland on the east coast. Route 9 provides great views of spring and fall bird migration as well as stops in the historic cities of Old New Castle and Dover (Delaware's Capital).
Location: Colonial Courthouse in the City of New Castle, traveling south on Route 9 to the John Dickinson Plantation, at the intersection of Routes 9 and 113.
Length: Approximately 50 miles
Drive time: A little over an hour
NOTE: Some areas my require a Conservation Access Pass. To learn more please visit: https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/