We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gordons Pond

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ocean Drive, Cape Henlopen State Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Phone Number:

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 224 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 177
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
  • 0
  • 0
Great for walking, biking, and bird watching!

A terrific place for birdwatching! Eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, shore birds, migratory birds, etc. Also a great path for biking. Flat trail that is very scenic.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 224: English reviews
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A terrific place for birdwatching! Eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, shore birds, migratory birds, etc. Also a great path for biking. Flat trail that is very scenic.

Thank MissDreyer
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of wildlife. Beautiful scenery. It's very close to town so you can bike there and bike the paths in the park.

Thank photog371
Milton, Delaware
Level Contributor
241 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gordon Pond is he southernmost section of Cape henlopen State Park, adjacent to the city of Rehoboth Beach. Ample parking for both the ocean beach, and the excellent hiking/biking trail skirting the west of the pond. The small-gravel trail is easy to bike, and boardwalk sections lead over marshy areas. Wildlife everywhere, herons, osprey, even a Diamondback Terrapin! The trail... More 

1 Thank Original_Shrut
Middletown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quick 5-6 mile walk with out puppy in some perfect weather. No bald eagle sightings today but plenty of other birds around. Not too crowded and people are very friends. Nice free day activity with the family.

Thank Sean C
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a great place to go in the summer when you want to be outdoors but want to get away from the crowded beach!

Thank Mona L
Millsboro, Delaware
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This pond is located on a hiking, biking, and walking trail between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, DE. The entire trail at present is 17 miles long, with extensions to be added. This part is the prettiest of the entire trail. Best to walk or bike during the week as it is crowded on weekends. Also, look out for bicycylists who... More 

Thank joienan
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Level Contributor
201 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A nice walk to and around Gordons Pond with some nice views and water birds. Not the best time of year to see wildlife but a nice change of pace from city, town, or suburb. There's nothing like a walk in the woods to clear your mind and change your perspective. You drive down Henlopen into the State Park where... More 

Thank Neal P
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We love this walk and usually walk from the Rehoboth side to the Lewis side and back again, then go right out on the beach at the Rehoboth side. Also see a variety of birds, especially the blue herons, love that you van see the expansive pond on one side and the grass-filled waterway on the other side. Once you... More 

Thank wscarlota
Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent trails for biking and walking. Easy to maneuver with a stroller. Lot of waterfowl to see. You might even see a bald eagle.

Thank claudiatodd
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Gordon's Pond is part of Cape Henlopen State Park. This part of the beach is less crowded and quiter. The only con is that there are only pota-potties.

1 Thank mathdoc2

Travellers who viewed Gordons Pond also viewed


Been to Gordons Pond? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gordons Pond and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Hershey, Pennsylvania
9 months ago
Tarrytown, New York
8 months ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
9 months ago
9 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Gordons Pond staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?