AAA Editor Notes
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is 8 mi. n. via SR 1, then 1 mi. e. on Broadkill Beach Rd. (SR 16). Black and wood ducks, mallards, pintails and shorebirds such as red knots and ruddy turnstones congregate spring and fall at this 10,000-acre marsh habitat primarily for migratory birds. Indigenous mammals include red and gray foxes, white-tailed deer and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel. A half-mile boardwalk and more than 7 miles of canoe trails are available.
Note: At press time, much of the refuge was closed for an extensive beach and dune restoration project that's scheduled for completion in May 2016. Phone ahead for updates.
Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.