Did you know that a national park lies within the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve's boundaries? That's two reasons to visit! The John Dickinson Plantation is home to one of the fathers of the American Revolution and is now part of the First State National Historical Park.
The Delaware Reserve protects 1,087 acres of freshwater wetlands, ponds, and forest lands in Blackbird Creek, and 5,119 acres of salt marsh and open water habitats on the St. Jones River on the Delaware Bay. The Blackbird Creek watershed is a predominantly rural area. Urbanized Dover dominates the middle and upper portion of the St. Jones River watershed, while the downstream area remains primarily agricultural. These water bodies flow into a bay famous for having the largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs in the world.
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