The Newark Historic Trail Hike is an interactive activity for Scout troops and other groups, as well as, for families and individuals who want to learn more about Newark, Delaware's history.
The hike was developed as an Eagle Scout service project by Christopher Mitchell of Troop 255 at the Newark United Methodist Church. Mitchell noticed that some of the buildings in Newark had plaques telling of their historic significance, so he organized teams of Scouts to find sites, measure distances, map, photograph and plan routes. This resulted in a 9 mile round-trip trail that takes hikers through several Newark neighborhoods.
The hike may be done in its entirety, or in parts, by starting and stopping at any point along the route. The accompanying guide book is available at the Newark History Museum, which is also one point that may be used to start the hike.
You may also click the link below to access the trail brochure and map to print at home:
Newark Historic Trail Activity
The New London Road walking tour was created by three women who were raised in Newark's New London Community. The tour can be done walking, driving, or simply enjoyed on the screen from the comfort of your home.
The tour runs a little over an hour. There are 10 segments which can be viewed in any order. Walking or driving, you will want to view in the order presented.
Click the link below to access the tour:
New London Road Historic Walking Tour