Green Travel: Delaware – National Park
Delaware – The First State
State Motto: Liberty & Independence
Became a state: 7 December 1787
Admission #: 1
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
State Bug: Lady Bug
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
State Fish: Weakfish
State Flower: Peach Blossom
State Freshwater Fish:
State Herb: Sweet Goldenrod
State Macroinvertebrate: stonefly
State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab
State Mineral: Sillimanite
State Soil: Greensich Loam
State Song: Our Delaware
State Tree: American Holly
When planning your trip to Delaware, stop by the Ecotripper Delaware website to make reservations at some great green hotels. Keep checking back because hotels are being added everyday. If planning to drive, Ecotripper can cover that too.
The State of Delaware official webpage: http://delaware.gov/
The official travel website for the State of Delaware: http://www.visitdelaware.com/
Delaware’s National Park Page:
National Historic Trail
Captain John Smith Chesapeake
Imagine a world of lush forests, proud people and water teeming with life. Such was the Chesapeake that Captain John Smith and his fellow Englishmen encountered as they explored this “very goodly bay” and its rivers more than 400 years ago. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is America’s first national water trail. Travel the path of Captain Smith and see why early settlers colonized the area in the first place. But if walking in his footsteps gets to be too much, stop for a little fishing, boating, or enjoying the communities along the way. It is open year round but some closure may be necessary due to weather considerations. The trail stretches across the states of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
Disclaimer: I have never set foot in the State of Delaware. I have not traveled this National Historic Trail so I cannot vouch for it. But I hear that it is a fantastic state so I am sure that it is fantastic. The link is provided so you can make your own decisions about going or not. Please note the lack of fine print here.
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