For families looking to do some exploring during their Rehoboth Beach vacation, one beautiful place to visit is Junction & Breakwater Trail. This rail-trail meanders between Gills Neck Road in Lewes and Hebron Road right here in Rehoboth Beach, offering an escape from the summer heat beneath shady oak, hemlock and pine trees. The state’s longest rail-trail, it extends 6.4 miles in one direction.
A favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, the serene views provide the perfect backdrop for your morning run or a casual afternoon bike ride. The trail itself is fairly flat, composed mostly of crushed stone. It includes both forested areas and wetlands.
From the trail, bikers and runners are able to catch a glimpse of Holland Glade and Wolfe Glade – two well-known coastal marshes – along with a historic World War II observation tower. Junction & Breakwater Trail also winds through the western reaches of Cape Henlopen State Park and includes the crossing of a beautiful old railroad bridge built in 1913. If you are looking for a place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch, we highly recommend the scenic area surrounding this bridge.
Now that you know where you will be spending at least one day of your Rehoboth Beach vacation, all that’s left to do is pack up your suitcases and bikes, then book your stay at The Avenue. We offer two bike racks for guests to safely store their bikes throughout their stay – one rack located at Ave. II and another in the hotel basement.
Have a question about the trail and other places you can explore on wheels during your stay? Just stop by our front desk for more information!