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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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New Member Hike - Mike Castle Trail at Summit North Marina, Bear, DE 3 miles
Start Date/Time:Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:30 PM
Recurring Event:One time event
Importance:Normal Priority
New Member Hikes are on the second Saturday of the month, for new members and anyone considering joining the Wilmington Trail Club, as well as current members, walking at a moderate pace with an option to join the group for refreshments after. Everyone is welcome, whether you prefer to hike, bike, kayak, ski or back-pack. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, Michael Castle Trail at Summit North Marina/Grain H2O Craft Bar + Kitchen, Bear, DE.
Meet at the parking lot behind Grain H2O and be ready to hike at 10:00 a.m. for a 3-mile hike along part of the Michael Castle Trail. Plan to stay for lunch or a snack on the patio at Grain H2O.  Summit North Marina is located on the North side of the C&D Canal, off Red Lion Road, near the Lums Pond Camping Area. You will drive thru the yacht club storage area to get to the road for Grain H2O and parking lot.  There is no shade along the canal, sunscreen is recommended. 
Important note:  The restaurant does not permit parking for hikers.  Special permission was obtained for us to park, walk, and have lunch on this date.
From Wilmington: Follow DE-1 South to DE-71 South. Take exit 156 on the Left for US-13 North/DE-71 South toward Wilmington/Red Lion. Take exit 156A for DE-71 South toward Red Lion. Continue on DE-71 South, and turn slight Left onto Summit Pointe Circle. You will see sign for Summit North Marina and Grain H2O. Drive past the flag pole and follow road to dead-end at boat ramp. Turn Right onto Summit Harbour Place. Continue along that road until you see Grain H2O parking lot on your left. 
From South of C&D Canal: Follow SR-1 N toward Wilmington. Take the SR-72 exit, EXIT 152, toward SR-7/Delaware City/ SR-896-ALT North/Newark. Turn Left onto Wrangle Hill Road/South Dupont Highway/US-13 / SR-72. Continue to follow Wrangle Hill Road/ SR-72. Turn Left onto Red Lion Road/SR-71. Continue on DE-71 South and follow the directions above. 
Grain H2O address: 3600 Summit Harbour Place, Bear, DE
Owned by Susan Anderson On Friday, March 29, 2019

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