Yesterday marked the debut of DART’s Route 25 bus service to Delaware City. You can now board a bus at Rodney Square in Wilmington to explore the Delaware City waterfront and access the ferry to Fort Delaware State Park. You can ride the boat to visit the moated Civil War prison on Pea Patch Island Wednesdays through Fridays during the Summer.
But did you know that four of the Ferry’s round trips cross over into Fort Mott New Jersey? In fact the Three Forts Ferry offers the only pedestrian and bicycle access across the Delaware River between the Lewes Ferry Terminal and Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge. Fort Mott is a great day trip, and if you bring your bike along it is an easy two mile ride to Pennsville and a scenic six miles to Salem. For road cyclists it offers car-free access to popular cycling routes in Salem and Cumberland Counties.
Ferry Departure Times:
Delaware City to Fort Mott
10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Fort Mott to Delaware City
10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30
One caveat for bikes – since there are no bikes allowed on Pea Patch Island and very few bicyclists have used this service, it is strongly advised that you call the Park Office ahead of time to let them know that you will be bringing your bike and going through to Fort Mott. 1-302-834-7941