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.
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:
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.
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