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Newark Reservoir

Old Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE
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My boyfriend found this place on the app AllTrails. It was an easy walk. Not the most scenic but it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cecilia S
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Watch the stars, the wildlife, or the view !

Welcome to the Top of Newark! This place is a wonderful option to have when you want to spend time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilmington, De
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Old Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend found this place on the app AllTrails. It was an easy walk. Not the most scenic but it would be great for running. Signs say that there's a kid playground that will be built soon. I'd go back again.

Thank Cecilia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcome to the Top of Newark! This place is a wonderful option to have when you want to spend time with friends on a walk, view the stars, do some fitness training, watch wildlife, or just have some peaceful time to contemplate life. A steep...More

Thank chia6000
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

There's a .35 walk up a paved incline to the top of he reservoir, but once up there, there's a great view and a pleasant breeze. The 1.1 paved walk at the top is flat and easy to negotiate and a I have a Grammy...More

Thank Papagaaidq
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Tucked back off of Paper Mill is this really nice large park set up around the Newark Resevoir. Ample parking, good hike and you can walk all the way around the resevoir as it is paved. Really nice to walk, run and I believe you...More

1  Thank Cooke H
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy taking walks at the reservoir. I love that I feel like I am not in Newark. There's usually a nice breeze and it is ver peaceful to walk around the water. Definitely a surprise in the middle of Newark. Enjoy a nice...More

Thank AArgothy
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A great place to take a walk, run, hike or exercise you pets. Great view of the City of Newark form the top and walking trails are close that connect all throughout Newark. Well maintained and easily accessible all year round.

Thank Rob Dusty S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is really more of an attraction for local residents than for out-of-towners. The (artificial) reservoir sits on a man-made hill just north of the center of Newark and is surrounded by greenery and residential areas. From the hill you can see across to the...More

1  Thank Snow9runner
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and I went on an unusually warm winter day, It was very busy and was challenging to find a parking place. The reservoir is on top of a large hill. You can climb straight up the hill or take the paved trail for...More

Thank Borioles97
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The expanse of water, pump house, and walking path give a view of the surrounding area of Elkton, Newark, Delaware City, and New Castle..Sunrise and sunset offer a beautiful sight. Geese and ducks are arriving and leaving. There are many walkers and runners making there...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best kept secrets not everyone knows it's there. I heard about it from a friend who thankfully refused to give me all the details. She said just wait till you reach the top. Such a calming place. I felt like I could...More

Thank Ivy8897
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