Hunn Nature Park Trails
In April 2016, a new set of trails opened up in Kent County. Walking the trails will get you your recommended daily dose of 10,000 steps to help you stay fit with an added bonus of adding to your cache count. All caches are small, with a log only, (and no room for coins or trackable items) so bring a writing stick. A few of the caches are a little ways off the trail, but most are an easy find. The emphasis of this series of caches is to get out and get some fresh air and exercise.
Hunn Nature Park Trail.
The park, nestled behind Gateway South shopping center with an entrance off Sorghum Mill Road, has nearly a mile of nature trails for walking, jogging and biking. An offshoot trail loops around a tidal basin, while the main artery will one day form another piece of the St. Jones Greenway, a 14-mile riverside pathway connecting the central county to the Delaware Bay through a series of recreation areas; a way to get around without a car.
Racetrack Pond Loop Trail
The half-mile offshoot trail loops around an island in a tidal basin. Parks personnel have taken to calling it "the racetrack pond loop" after the go-kart track said to have once existed there.
From the path, a hiker can spot Lebanon landing, one of the Dover's first commercial ports and a stop for Philadelphia-bound sail and steamships in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The nearby property takes its name from the Hunn family, Quaker landowners in the area since the early 1700s - and later, active abolitionists. The cellar of the property's Wildcat Manor was a major link in the Underground Railroad, and John Hunn was fined nearly to ruin for helping escaping slaves.