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Dates: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
City / State: New Castle, DE
Event Name: Colonial Capital
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 117817 2021/Y2206
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k/10k - 1A
Description: Walk goes through the historical section of New Castle, along a paved greenway, and a paved trail along the Delaware River. There are several older uneven brick sidewalks.There is also an old ticket office for the Frenchtown Railroad, one of the first in America, near the park. It was moved there in the 1950s. The railroad was built in 1832 using granite sleeper blocks supporting wooden rails covered with iron straps. It was part of a water-rail-water route from Philadelphia to Baltimore and connected New Castle to the Elk River. Some of the granite sleeper blocks can be seen along the water's edge near the Wharf and a section of the strap rail can be seen near the old ticket office. Many sites to see, Dutch House, Amstel House and George Reed House and Gardens. Seasonally old sailing vessels like the Kalmar Nyckel dock at Battery Park for tours and sailing adventures.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Mon-Sat 6am-6pm, Sun 6am-6pm
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: A lot of parking at the River Plaza Shopping Center across from start point. Restrooms in Battery Park. Shopping and good eats along the way.
Host Club: First State Webfooters
Contact: Kathy Kresko  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)