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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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August 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bark Before Dark

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Calling all dogs and nature lovers for this exclusive opportunity to enjoy Mt. Cuba’s trails with your pup! Take in the scenery and enjoy the “golden hours” before sunset while beating the daytime heat.

Bark Before Dark takes place on August 16, 23 and 30 from 5-8 pm. Parking for this event is at 1001 Old Wilmington Road.
Guests must remain on trails and dogs must be leashed at all times. Please pick up after your pet.

$5 per person. Members, dogs, and children under 6 are free. Registration required.

Bark Before Dark is rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

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