We envision a State where trails, pathways and scenic corridors connect everyone to where they want to go, empowering them to live healthier lives as they discover and enjoy the outdoors.

Delaware Greenways advocates for the development of trails and byways.   These pathways link and build communities while winding through some of the most beautiful scenery in Delaware.  Through our work on trails and pathways, we inspire people to engage in an active lifestyle.

At Historic Penn Farm, Delaware Greenways  encourages healthy food choices through programs like our Farm to School partnership with Colonial School District.   We make locally grown healthy food available at our farm stand. We honor the farm’s long history while showcasing Earth-friendly practices that can be copied at home.

Three Initiatives Helping Improve Delaware

Trails & Pathways

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Scenic Byways

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Historic Penn Farm

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Our History

Since 1989, Delaware Greenways has been best known for its trail planning and advocacy, with the most notable achievement being the Northern Delaware Greenway. But over the years we have worked hard to protect and enhance our communities and natural open spaces through many evolving initiatives.

Past efforts have included:

  • Open space preservation
  • Trail planning and advocacy
  • Byways planning and management
  • Non-motorized transportation planning
  • Healthy communities and wellness initiatives
  • Health Impact Assessments
  • Community revitalization through “Main Street” programs
  • Advocating for improved land use and transportation planning and policies
  • See You Outside program (competition and resource)
  • Historic Penn Farm restoration and program management

In 2012 DGI became the managing tenant of Historic Penn Farm.  We are working hard to bring the 300-year-old, 112-acre urban farm back to life – transforming it into a community resource for healthy produce and education.

Our most recent strategic planning process has led us to focus on Creating Outdoor Connections for Active Living and Healthy Eating through three primary initiatives:  Trails and Pathways, Byways and Historic Penn Farm.

By The Numbers


Miles of Trails Because of Our Advocacy


Pounds of produce harvested at Historic Penn Farm in 2017


Students engaged at Historic Penn Farm


Community members engaged in our Byways work

Meet the People and Partners Behind Delaware Greenways

Dedicated employees, volunteers, and generous partners all contribute to the success of Delaware Greenways. Get to know the people that make our programs possible.