A couple of Canada geese in migration at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware.

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge


Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl use this protected wetland as a stopping point along their migration routes. A 12-mile wildlife driving trail, running through 16,251 acres of saltwater marsh, cordgrass and tidal mud flats, manages to encapsulate all of the soft beauty of the DelMarVa peninsula in one perfectly preserved ecosystem. There are also short walking trails and observation towers. On the scenic drive, keep watch for quick-moving red foxes.

Admission is cash only.

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