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Mispillion Harbor Reserve to close Oct. 1 for winter

Delaware News Desk
The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter starting Oct. 1, with reopening scheduled for April 3, 2021, for the spring and summer seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced.

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter starting Oct. 1, with reopening scheduled for April 3, 2021, for the spring and summer seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. 

The center is operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits on Delaware Bayshore aquatic life.

During the winter closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s handicap-accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The nature center deck will not be actively maintained while the center is closed, and visitors are advised to consider weather conditions prior to accessing the deck.

The deck offers views of the Mispillion Harbor and surrounding saltmarsh and sandy beach habitat as well as a view of the Delaware Bay. Though the nature center is recognized as a location to view spring shorebird migration, it also provides opportunities in the fall and winter to view shorebirds such as dunlin, sanderlings and black-bellied plovers.

The DuPont Nature Center is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford. Admission is free and open to the public. 

For more, call 422-1329 or visit de.gov/dnc.