Yorklyn is a small city in Northern Delaware and surrounding it are several larger cities such as Wilmington and Philadelphia, PA. If you’re the type of RVer who is on the look-out for adventure in every place, Yorklyn won’t disappoint.
Amidst the granite hills of Yorklyn Valley, there are many attractions waiting to be discovered. To enjoy its many recreational trails for walking and biking, museums and nearby natural attractions book an RV in Yorklyn.
After selecting your RV rental, Auburn Valley State Park is a great place to visit. Previously known as Auburn Heights Preserve the 366 acres park lies along the scenic Red Clay Creek. Apart from learning about the Marshall family, who donated part of this park, visitors can bike and hike along the scenic trails. If history interests you, check out the Marshall Steam Museum, and the 1897 historic Marshall Family Mansion. Nearby Marshal Bridge Preserve features a two-mile trail meandering through the deciduous forest and the Red Clay Creek. Not too far from the city, Alapocas Run State Park is another conveniently located scenic attraction just off of 1-95. Visitors can tour Blu Ball Barn, bike and enjoy rock climbing.
In Wilmington, 12 miles outside Yorklyn, you will find the 328 acre Bellevue State Park. A tour to the park will reveal a beautiful outdoor recreational facility of what used to be the William du Pont estate. A catch and fishing pond, tennis courts, and biking trails are some of the recreational amenities available. There is even a fitness track where visitors can jog. For nature lovers, a hike through the Bellevue Nature Preserve will reward you with great views of the hardwood forest and rock outcroppings. Take your motorhome rental from Yorklyn here and enjoy the wooded campground overlooking the beautiful countryside. Amenities offered include a dump station, equestrian stables, and a water station.
Another great natural attraction to explore in town is Fox Point State Park, about 20 miles away. This family-friendly park lies along the Delaware River; this is a great place to bring your RV rental from Yorklyn. Watching the fright and tanker ships going up and down the Delaware River and the train passing along Amtrak Northeast Corridor is probably the loveliest thing to do. For the keen observers, Delaware Memorial Bridges and the beautiful city of Philadelphia can be spotted from a distance.
While there aren’t too many RV parks in Yorklyn RVers will appreciate there are a good number of RV-friendly state parks in Kennett Square, PA and in the nearby cities. So after finding your ideal motorhome rental near Yorklyn, look to find a place to stay. Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Holiday in Coatesville, PA, has a great RV campground with a swimming pool, laundry facility, and hot showers. There are cabins and tent camping areas.
Want to enjoy RV camping in the heart of nature? Brandywine Creek State Park campground in New Castle is surrounded by beautiful woodlands. Upon parking your travel trailer on the campsite of your choice, take a hike along the nearly five miles Brandywine Creek River Loop. Dotting this trail are meadows, wildflowers, and a lush green forest. Wildlife and birds such as deer, songbirds and blue herons are in plenty. Brandywine Creek campground offers fool hookup sites, TV hookup and fire ring.
Less than an hour drive from Yorklyn Marsh Creek State Park is a great place to spend overnight. Whether you come to Marsh Creek State Park to enjoy fishing, hiking, or swimming this park has it all. For hunters, more than half of the park’s land is open for hunting.
Exploring the City
Most attractions are on bordering towns or easily accessible from Yorklyn so you won’t run out of things to do when you rent a motorhome in Yorklyn, DE. For hikers, the one and a half mile Yorklyn Bridge Trail is great for nature strolls. Ashland Nature Centre near Hockessin offers visitors more extensive nature trails for hiking, wildlife watching, and birdwatchers.
For nature lovers, Longwood Gardens is the place to be. This beautiful botanical garden sprawls over 1,000 acres featuring woodlands and meadows. There are over 20 different gardens with a variety of flowers. Visitors can enjoy fountain shows, and depending on the season, there are different displays including Christmas.
Brandywine Zoo, Brandywine River Museum of the Art, Winterthur Museum and Gardens are great stopovers when touring Yorklyn, DE during your great outdoor adventure.