Abby ShepardExplorer

  • Hike the Walking Dunes Trail

    This trail is a hidden gem within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware. The 2.6 mile loop takes you through wooded maritime forests, salt marsh wetlands, and open sand dunes that will leave you feeling as though you've been transported to t...

    2.6 miles

  • Sea Kayak in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is stunning seaport city located right on the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by impressive fortifications known as the City Walls. Walking the City Walls is a popular tourist activity, but seeing the famous walls from the water offers an en...

  • Snorkel at Hanauma Bay

    With a high fish populations, calm shallow water, and white sand, Hanauma Bay is the perfect snorkeling destination on Oahu. Large reefs teeming with marine life are located a short swim from shore. The water is calm, and the bay is protected from...

  • Kayak Cape Henlopen State Park

    Cape Henlopen State Park is located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Gaze over the sandy cape itself to see the Atlantic while paddling through the calmer bay water. During the summer months, it is common to...

  • Bike Gordons Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen SP

    The 3.2 mile Gordons Pond Trail meanders through the maritime forest and salt marshes of Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware, and is a popular destination for biking, hiking, running, and bird watching. The trail was recently renovated in ...

    3.2 miles

  • Hike through the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

    Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, located on the west side of the Delaware Bay, contains over 10,000 acres of protected habitat including salt marshes, freshwater marshes, ponds, wooded swamps, upland grasslands and forests. The refuge serves a...

    2 miles

  • Bike the Junction and Breakwater Trail

    The 5.8 mile Junction and Breakwater Trail connects the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. The trail follows a section of the old Penn Central Rail Line, which transported passengers between Lewes and Rehoboth in the mid-1800s.Today, the tr...

    5.8 miles

  • Camp at Redden State Forest

    Redden State Forest, located in central Sussex county, is Delaware's largest state forest with over 12,400 acres. The forest offers 44 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and bird watching.  A limited number primitive campsites are available for n...

  • Slide Down the Meadow Run Natural Water Slide

    Ohiopyle State Park, located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, is full of adventure along the Youghiogheny River. During your visit, make sure you stop by the Meadow Run natural waterslide for some serious fun.  You can park for free at the Meadow ...

  • Dive Ċirkewwa in Malta

    Ċirkewwa is a harbor on the northernmost point of Malta, and serves as a popular, and beautiful dive site for beginners and advanced divers alike. Beneath the crystal clear Mediterranean water, you'll find reefs, rock arches, submerged artifacts, ...

  • Explore Malta's Blue Lagoon

    Located on the small, rugged island of Comino, Blue Lagoon is definitely worth a day trip during your visit to Malta. The attraction may seem like a tourist trap, and once you get off the ferry, be prepared for masses of tourists and food trucks. ...

  • Watch Sunset from The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

    The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park is unique because the sandy peninsula separates the Delaware Bay from the Atlantic ocean, and curves in a way that the sun sets directly over the water on the Bay side even though you’re on the east coast.  On...

  • Hike the Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing State Park

    Holts Landing State Park is a small, yet beautiful park in Dagsboro, Delaware. The park features a variety of landscapes including salt marshes, hardwood forests, and access to the Indian River Bay.  The Sea Hawk Trail is a 1.4-mile loop that take...

    1.4 miles

  • Camp at Lums Pond State Park

    Lums Pond State Park offers endless adventures while you camp in the newly renovated campground. Explore the pond via kayak, hike through more than 12 miles of trails, fish from the water’s edge, take your dog to enjoy the off-leash dog park, or t...

  • Paddle the Assawoman Canal

    The Assawoman Canal is a beautiful waterway in Ocean View, Delaware and a perfect spot for an easy, yet scenic paddle. The canal is narrow and calm, which makes for some spectacular reflections of the surrounding trees.  You can start and park at ...

  • Bike Assateague Island National Seashore

    Assateague Island is a 37 mile long barrier island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, and is home to the famous herd of wild horses. Asssateague National Seashore is located on the Maryland side of the island, and offers Atlantic beaches, ...

    5 miles

  • Camp at Delaware Seashore State Park

    Delaware Seashore State Park offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Rehoboth and Indian River Bays to the west. the campground is located beside the iconic Indian River Inlet Bridge, only a short walk from the beach. Be sure ...

  • Camp at Trap Pond State Park

    Camp within the enchanting forest of Trap Pond State Park and explore the northernmost natural grove of baldcypress trees on the east coast. Be sure to take out a kayak or canoe and paddle among the ancient baldcypress swamp to discover native bir...

  • Hike the Cape Henlopen State Park Loop

    Cape Henlopen is a true gem of a park, located in Southern Delaware. The park is situated at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. The bay and ocean ecosys...

    3.3 miles

  • Camp at Cape Henlopen State Park

    Located at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henlopen is a 7,000 acre park which offers a unique combination of natural wonders and cultural history. During your stay, you can swim in the ocean waves, bike through the...

  • Camp at Killens Pond State Park

    The Killens Pond Campground is tucked in a section of forest overlooking the 66-acre millpond. During your stay, you can explore the woodland trails, grassy fields, disc golf course, game courts, ball fields, picnic areas, water park and the natur...

  • Hike the Pondside Trail, Killens Pond SP

    Located in the heart of Kent County, Delaware, Killens Pond State Park features a 66 acre millpond, established in the late 1700s. Today, the park is a favorite destination for fishing, camping, hiking, and more.The Pondside Trail follows the circ...

    2.6 miles

  • Hike to Čachtice Castle, Slovakia

    Castles are abundant in Slovakia, and Čachtice Hrad (Cachtice Castle) is one you don't want to miss. This hike is popular with locals, and will give you an excellent taste of Slovak history, culture, and nature. Built in the first half of the 13th...

    1.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Swim in 7 Bocas Cenote

    A cenote is a a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a...

  • Explore Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

    Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic, and is nestled on the Eastern shores of Kent County, Delaware. Upon arriving at the refuge, there is a small visitor center with maps, a v...

    12 miles

  • Kayak Trap Pond's Terrapin Branch Water Trail

    In 1951, Trap Pond Trap State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks. Today, the pond is home to the northernmost natural grove of baldcypress trees in the country, and offers absolutely beautiful kayaking through the ancient swamps. Upon...

  • Kayak Griffith Lake

    Griffith Lake, located in Milford Delaware, is a peaceful spot for an easy, scenic paddle.  There is a free, public boat ramp just off the road where you can launch a kayak. The water itself is flat and calm, but offers great views of the surround...

  • Hike the PennDel Trail at White Clay Creek SP

    White Clay Creek State Park is a large expanse of beautiful woods and streams with over 37 miles of trails. The PennDel Trail follows White Clay Creek and winds through the hardwood forests.  The PennDel Trail actually begins at the Pennsylvania s...

    1.9 miles 0 ft gain

  • Swim in Cenote Las Mojarras

    A cenote is a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a t...

  • Hike the Hidden Pond Trail

    Brandywine Creek State Park, a 933-acre park located in Northern Delaware, offers 14 miles of hiking trails, expanses of open fields, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. The Hidden Pond trail is an excellent hike through the hardwood forests and d...

    2.8 miles 3 ft gain

  • Hike the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

    If you are going to tour Northern Delaware, look no further than the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail. This 10.4 mile trail links some of the best sites and attractions in the region including Bellevue State Park, Wilmington State Park, Brandywine...

    10.4 miles

  • Hike the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens, located in Kennet Square Pennsylvania, is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the country. Explore over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and floral displays. Don't miss the Meadow Garden Trail!The Mead...

    1.7 miles 3 ft gain

  • Explore Kin-Ha Cenote

    A cenote is a a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a...

  • Kayak Killens Pond

    Killens Pond State Park surrounds a 66-acre pond. Kayak, canoe, and peddle boat rentals are available from their boat dock. You can also bring your own water craft and launch it from the boat ramp.After entering the park, follow the road until you...

  • Visit Malta's Blue Grotto

    The Blue Grotto is a must when visiting Malta. This giant sea arch is impressive, and the water below is strikingly blue. The Blue Grotto is located in the southeast coast of the main island of Malta, a short distance off the fishing town of Wied ...

  • Hike the Bob Trail at Trap Pond SP

    In 1951, Trap Pond State Park became one of Delaware's first state parks. Today, the pond is home to the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the country, and the Bob Trail is an excellent hike that will give you a great overview of ...

    4.6 miles 55 ft gain

  • Hike the L'Aileron Route to Mt. Pelée

    Due to the incredibly dense vegetation, Mt. Pelée can only be climbed on one of three established trails. The Aileron Route is a popular choice, and is a wonderful hike to the crater rim. Aileron refers to the fin-like pinnacle projecting out from...

    1.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Tower Trail at Sleeping Giant State Park

    Mountaintops said to resemble a Sleeping Giant give this beautiful park its name, and make it an iconic feature on the Connecticut skyline. The Tower Trail takes visitors up a mountain to an awesome stone lookout tower that offers scenic views of ...

    3.2 miles 632 ft gain