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Brecknock Park, Camden, DE

80 Old Camden Rd. Camden, DE

In Breckock Park, a historic farm and millpond lie adjacent to the Isaac Branch stream. Nature and hiking trails run through wetlands. From the nature trail, see remains of the 19th century Howell Mill and millpond dam. Kids love the Picadilly Castle Playscape. The park also features athletic fields, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, a pavilion and picnic tables.

Mom comment:  “I can’t believe such a beautifully trimmed park is free and conveniently located. It’s always a hit for my nieces and nephews.” — Teresa T.,   Bear, DE

Along the way: Pack a picnic and enjoy these Thursday night, 6:30pm programs at Picadilly Castle. Aug. 2: Mary Ann Jung as Amelia Earhart;  Aug. 9: Tuckahoe State Park — “The Secret Lives of Owl”; Aug. 16: Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre’s “Puss in Boots.”

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