Along the Water Trail - Paddling Trap Pond / by Lisa Tossey

Enjoyed an evening paddle yesterday with good friends on Trap Pond, another one of Delaware's hidden gems. The tranquil pond features the northern-most stand of baldcypress trees in the U.S., and paddling among them can feel otherworldly.

It is a perfect spot for wildlife watching as well. On our wanderings last night we spotted a bald eagle carrying away a struggling fish, a sleepy fawn curled up at water's edge, a not-so-busy beaver who slid into the water right next to us, a brightly-hued prothonotary warbler, and many ducks, frogs, and great blue herons.