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Delaware
Northern Region
Bellevue State Park
BELLEVUE STATE PARK
BELLEVUE STATE PARK
800 Carr Road
Wilmington, Delaware   19809

Phone: 302-761-6963
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
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Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William H. du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. Originally acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976, the park now covers 328 acres.

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish, while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout.

Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour.
Places To Find Supplies
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PARestaurant
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
31.1 miles from park*


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Picnicking
Bellevue is a delightful place for a picnic, too. Tables are located throughout the park, and pavilions can be reserved for larger groups. The Hunter Barn provides indoor picnic facilities upon reservation. Or, simply spread a blanket on the lawn to enjoy old-fashioned outdoor dining.
Trails
Fitness Trail 1-1/8-mi

Paved Trail

Unpaved Trail

Northern Delaware Greenway
Nature Programs
Recreational activities are first-rate, with a variety of programs for visitors of all ages. Summer theme camps entertain and educate children. From June through August, enjoy evening concerts and performances at the Bandshell. Hayrides (by reservation) are fun in the fall. Outdoor ice skating is also allowed, conditions permitting. Bellevue is truly a park for all seasons.
Area Attractions
Tennis and Equestrian Centers

The tennis facilities are outstanding, with eight outdoor clay courts. A tennis professional is a available for lessons, and a pro shop stocks your favorite equipment. Bellevue also boasts a modern equestrian facility, with indoor and outdoor arenas for riding lessons.

Programs, Concerts, and Camps

Recreational activities are first-rate, with a variety of programs for visitors of all ages. Summer theme camps entertain and educate children. From June through August, enjoy evening concerts and performances at the Bandshell. Hayrides (by reservation) are fun in the fall. Outdoor ice skating is also allowed, conditions permitting. Bellevue is truly a park for all seasons.

Arts Center

The Bellevue Arts Center offers programming year-round for park visitors of all ages. Themes include the environment, arts & crafts, the history of Bellevue State Park and recreational opportunities to enjoy the park. Lunch Time Concerts are held every other Wednesday, April through September, on the patio behind the Arts Center. Environmental education programming is available to school students, scouts and other organized groups. Summer Camps are offered for ages 4 through 14. Birthday party packages are available year-round.

Bellevue Hall

Bellevue Hall is an elegant setting for group functions such as meetings and receptions. Discover how William du Pont, Jr. transformed the mansion from a Gothic Revival castle into a replica of President James Madison's home, Montpelier.

The Cauffiel House

The Cauffiel House's comfortable charm and picturesque setting provide a refuge from the modern world. The surrounding grounds feature a gracious canopy of mature trees and a quaint gazebo.

The Figure-8 Barn

The relaxed, open layout of this property presents flexibility and endless creative options. With space to accommodate more than 3,000 guests, the Figure 8 Barn includes a raised dance floor and stage and large bay doors for easy access of oversized equipment, themed ornaments, and tradeshow displays.

Mount Pleasant Meeting House and Parsonage

The understated meeting house is perfect for wedding ceremonies, intimate events, lectures, and unique occasions.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews


Area Fishing Related Businesses

Slapp's Tire Service
301 Flower St
Chester, PA
(610) 874-7997


Slicer's Camping Trailers
4101 Old Capitol TRL
Wilmington, DE
(302) 994-9537


Slicer L C Sporting Goods
4101 Old Capitol Trl
Marshallton, DE
(302) 994-9537


Area Cabins and Lodges
Ashland Nature Ctr Lodge
3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE
(302) 239-2536


Landis Lodge
2915 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
(302) 998-5913


Sheraton Suites Wilmington
422 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE
(302) 654-6036


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PAHotels/Motels
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
Web Site: WaynebrookInn.com
31.1 miles from park*
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