Come see why the Nature Center is consistently ranked one of the top 10 Things to Do in Bethany Beach on TripAdvisor.
Pictured above is our Baldwin Trail, home to over 100 species of wild birds, diamondback terrapins, minnows, reptiles, and amphibians.
Open year round, the Nature Center offers event-specific pastimes designed to encourage awareness of our Inland Bays and Wetlands
while providing hands-on activities for all ages. Admission is free.
The Addy Cottage houses the Bethany Beach Nature Center. It was built circa 1903 by John Addy, one of the Pittsburgh Six that founded Bethany Beach. Located on the 26 acre Delaware land conservation trust, the property was originally owned by the heirs of the Natter Family. In 2001 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, and the Town of Bethany Beach sucessfully funded the acquisition of this natural land to be preserved for all future generations in Bethany Beach.
Stroll through our native plant demonstration garden. Explore the raised bed pollinator garden. See a rain garden or rain barrel in action. Or explore the Baldwin Nature Trail through wetlands and maritime forest.