National Parks / Natural World

Edward H McCabe Nature Preserve Milton

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Edward H McCabe Nature Preserve
Rt. 257
100 W.10 St.
Milton
DE
19968
Tel: 302-654-4707

Directions

The parking lot is a few miles out of Milton. Just head south on Rt 5, (Front St) and turn left onto Cave Neck Road. Turn left again on Round Pole Bridge Road, and the parking is .5 miles down Round Pole Bridge Road on the left hand side.

Where are we going today?

We LOVE nature, and we love it even better when there's 143 acres to explore all along the banks of the Broadkill River. The Edward H. McCable Preserve has an extensive range of plants, habitats and wildlife all within quite a small area of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Turn off those televisions, and get the whole family excited about this beautiful piece of paradise in the lovely state of Delaware. 

When you arrive you will find a convenient roadside parking area which provides access to the many hiking trails which are located on the preserve. If you want to be extra adventurous, then you can even arrive by canoe! From about 2 miles away in the very lovely and historic town of Milton, those explorers in the family can put their canoes in the water and meander down Broadkill River.

Then, whether you arrive by river or by land, you can then escape into the natural environment around you. There are rare plants, over 100 bird species to try and spot, and lots of native flora and fauna to enjoy.

The Edward H. McCabe Preserve have several distinct habitats which are represented across the preserve, with ridal marsh, swamp forest and even upland forest. 

If you want to explore the area by canoe, but don't have any of your own, they are available to rent from Wilson's Sunshine Marina. 

Perhaps you want to take a picnic, or some fun games, and just make a day of being out into the wonderful Delaware Nature. Edward H. McCabe Preserve is waiting to entertain and relax you!

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Open dawn til dusk

Open daily, all year round.

I'm Hungry!

Bring your own picnic and enjoy a lovely family lunch out on the banks of the river! .

Any Top Tips?

The peak months for bird watching include May, June, Sept and early October. .

More information

Why not rent a canoe at Wilson's Sunshine Marina! Love that water fun. .

What people are saying?

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    The venue is really not done justice by the photos online as the waterfront bar/cafe is absolutely stunning. The bartender knew to put an orange slice in our Blue Moon lagers and was extremely pleasant. The band was of a very good quality and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

    Would recommend!

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    Excellent place for concert and other art projects. Everything is well organised with out waiting so I suggest to be on time. Acoustic is also very good and there is also a nice. Service is very friendly and prices are quite cheap especially for that part of London.

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    King's Place concert hall was initially billed as a 'Wigmore Hall alternative'. Well, thanks to the acoustics, there is no danger of that happening.

    They have got the sound so wrong. It initially feels dry, and then instead of the reverb warming the sound, it muddies it a bit too late. The worst of both worlds. It's amazing that with this apparent technological age, we create something that is acoustically light years behind the Wigmore, built 100 years ago.

    For a start, the roof above the stage ought to be lower to project the sound out to the...Read More

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    The music venue at King's Place is a favourite of mine, particularly for chamber music. It has excellent acoustics and is laid out well. On top of this, they always program very interesting, varied content and showcase extended festivals, like the year-long Bach Unwrapped taking place during 2013.

    Easy to access (it's a stone's throw from King's Cross Station), it also features an Art gallery and some places to eat, including the quite tasty (but quite expensive) Rotunda. All in all, a great cultural destination and worth checking out the program...Read More

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    I went to Kings Place to see a comedy show, part of the Off with their Heads! program. The venue was very cozy and easy to navigate, with an intimate room for the main act. The art outside the hall was intriguing and definitely added to the postmodern feel of the place.

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by Alfred Parkinson

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King's Place concert hall was initially billed as a 'Wigmore Hall alternative'. Well, thanks to the acoustics, there is no danger of that happening.

They have got the sound so wrong. It initially feels dry, and then instead of the reverb warming the sound, it muddies it a bit too late. The worst of both worlds. It's amazing that with this apparent technological age, we create something that is acoustically light years behind the Wigmore, built 100 years ago.

For a start, the roof above the stage ought to be lower to project the sound out to the audience. There's a lot more to it than that though.

For me, the atmosphere is cold, modern and a bit soulless. And it's not nice that the concert hall is stuck in the basement. There are some pretty clueless designers, architects and sound engineers around it would seem.

On the plus side, at least there is the cultural incentive to conceive and realise a project like this in the first place.

by Sonny Williamson

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The music venue at King's Place is a favourite of mine, particularly for chamber music. It has excellent acoustics and is laid out well. On top of this, they always program very interesting, varied content and showcase extended festivals, like the year-long Bach Unwrapped taking place during 2013.

Easy to access (it's a stone's throw from King's Cross Station), it also features an Art gallery and some places to eat, including the quite tasty (but quite expensive) Rotunda. All in all, a great cultural destination and worth checking out the program for upcoming concerts and events.

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