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We invite non-members to participate in two activities, at no cost, of their choice before joining. Children 18 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions about these hikes, please contact Jim March at 302-607-1409 or bratnavy(at)

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Blackbird State Forest, DE
Start Date/Time:Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:30 PM
Recurring Event:One time event
Importance:Normal Priority
Midweek Hikes on Wednesday

Blackbird State Forest, DE (Tybout Tract).   Our annual turkey-scouting hike (the feathered kind, as well!). This hike will be 8-8.5 miles, flat, and may be muddy.  Hike goes through Blackbird State Forest; mostly wooded, some field edges.  Bring water and lunch.  Keep your eyes open for turkeys!  There is no parking fee.  DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Blackbird SF Hike at Tybout Tract:

A. Carpool Meeting: Meet at Suburban Plaza Shopping center at the bank parking lot; we will leave there at 8:00 a.m. Hike leaves at 9:00 a.m.

B. Driving: From Suburban Plaza. Go to Rt. 896 south to Boyd’s Corner Road. Left at Boyd’s Corner Road (at the Exxon Station at Summit Airport; this is Rt. 896), travel about 3-4 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 13 south at Boyd’s Corner (opposite the Wawa). Follow directions below starting at #3.

From Rt. 13/ Rt. 1: (from I-95 S also) 1. Take the Rt. 1 exit from I-95 S to Rt. 1 south. 2. Take Rt. 1 south, go over the Roth bridge take the right exit before the toll to Rt. 13 south. 3. Proceed south on Rt. 13. Just past Townsend, Rt. 71 will join from the right. 4. Proceed about 1 mile; at the blinking light, take the right turn onto Blackbird Forest Road. Go about 1 to 11⁄2 miles passing the railroad tracks. 5. Just past Oliver Guessford Road, take the left turn onto the Tybout Tract of Blackbird State Forest. 6. Go to the rearmost parking lot, about 300 yards back.

Owned by Joan Burke On Saturday, May 26, 2018

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