We have been visiting Delaware for the last couple years, and I have wanted to visit Cape Henlopen State Park and go biking there.

The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park operates free bikes to use during the day.

You can check their website for information and hours.

Finding Cape Henlopen State Park is easy.

We used Google Maps and signs along the road.

This is a big park, and we got a map when we paid our entry fee. I believe it was $10 for an out of state vehicle to enter.

The bike barn rental building is right next to the Nature Center.

We stopped in the nature center to check out the exhibits, use the bathrooms, and reserve a bike (using a driver’s license).

We went out to the bike barn and got set up with bikes and helmets.

There is a variety of bikes, both kids and adults sizes. The bikes were in good condition and we were asked if we had any issues with the bikes when we returned them.

There are lots of places to check out in the park.

You can view a map of the park here: https://destateparks.com/wwwroot/maps/cape-henlopen/CapeHenlopenMap.pdf

We biked a short 3.3 mile trail (in red), but there are other trails for biking.

The bike paths are mostly flat, and are nicely paved. I would say the paths are very family friendly, and it was nice to enjoy a leisurely ride.

We took the paths to check out the beach.

We also checked out some of the lookout towers. As a World War II coastal defense site, there are towers in the park that you can climb.

We loved visiting the park and checking out the bikes and bike paths. It was nice to be able to rent bikes when we got there, which is wonderful if you travel and don’t want the hassle of bringing bikes.

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