This 313-acre Milford Millponds Nature Preserve features trails open to the public, a preserved gristmill, a pond, meadows, an animal collection, and educational programs. Support Abbott's Mill Nature Center »

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Special Events at Abbott's

Come to Abbott's Mill Nature Center's special community events.

Run the Mill 5K Bike and Run Race 2018 Abbotts Mill

Run the Mill 2018

Sat, Jun 2, 2018
Packet pickup 8 am, Race begins 9 am, Ends at 1 pm
$50/person (after May 24: $70/person)
Get 50% off when you register as a team of 2!
All ages welcome
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Come out and support our mission swiftly afoot as you take to our Milford Millponds Nature Preserve 5K trail for a 10-mile road-bike race plus a 5K trail run on #NationalTrailsDay, with chip-timing provided by TriSports Events. After the race, enjoy a well-earned Dogfish Headcraft brew, non-alcoholic beverages, post-race grub, and 2 Dips ice cream back at the Abbott’s Mill Visitor Center. Celebrate the day with live music and fun for the whole family including paddling on Abbotts Pond with Quest Adventures, kid’s activities with Factory Sports, and a guided tour of our historic, preserved grist mill. Entry fee includes complimentary race swag. Gateway Subaru will also be onsite with cars and swag.

Register for Duathlon (bike + run)

Register as an individual or as a team!
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Register for 5k run/walk

Register for 5k Run/Walk

Music at the Mill - Summer Concert Series

Music at the Mill 2018

2nd Thursday Nights
Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sep 13
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Free admission, all ages welcome
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Presented by Dogfish Head & Delaware Electric Cooperative
Dogfish Head craft ales, food trucks, lawn games, and more. Before each concert, Lifecycle will be hosting a 5:30 pm ride from Lifecycle (10 S. E. Front St, Milford, DE) in downtown Milford to Music at the Mill and will have rental bikes available.

JUN 14: Blackwater

Blackwater plays a high-energy brand of Celtic music
Food Truck:
Vittles Food Truck & Catering& 2 Dips Ice Cream

JUL 12: Brad Allen and his esCape hatCh

Brad Allen and his esCape hatCh is a free-thinking string bender
Food Truck:
Vittles Food Truck & Catering& 2 Dips Ice Cream

AUG 9: Hoochi Coochi

Hoochi Coochi is a hand clapping soul stirring indie blues band from Dover, DE
Food Truck:
Vittles Food Truck & Catering& 2 Dips Ice Cream

SEP 13: The High and Wides

The High and Wides project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century
Food Truck:
Vittles Food Truck & Catering& 2 Dips Ice Cream

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