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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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Back to News Updates – September 5, 2023


Discover The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway

Have you discovered one of the most scenic drives in Delaware yet? The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway is a network of secondary roads located roughly between routes 48 and 52 in Delaware. With woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and various attractions, it’s a beautiful and interesting drive.

Tree with fall color above a misty meadow

The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway is unique from other byways because it is based on not just a single roadway but is comprised of 28 secondary roads within the Red Clay Creek watershed. This byway is the first in the U.S. to be based on the watershed model, which helps the community protect the water quality of the Red Clay Creek. The designation is used not just to promote visitation to the area, but as a tool to preserve and protect the unique qualities and beauty of the surrounding environment.

View of the red clay reservation trees and meadow

Saturday, September 9, 2023, is the first ever Red Clay Day, which aims to promote awareness of the Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway and the attractions along the way. Take the day to discover this beautiful area!

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Partner sites for the 2023 Red Clay Day include:

Each site offers unique programming, including guided nature or garden walks, classes, and train rides. Click here to view the schedule at participating organizations.