Delaware may be one of the flattest states, but that does not mean that it lacks in fun and scenic outdoor activities. From wide open beaches and marshes, to the seclusion of the woods, there is an activity for every level and interest. It can be difficult to narrow down the things to do in Delaware and find ones you love, so I have made a quick list of my five favorites.
This 130 acre nature center is one of the best places in the state for bird viewing because of its location in the Red Clay Valley Important Bird Area. The center also has a wide array of trails and children’s programming to keep young ones interested in nature. Throughout the center, you will find marshes, meadows, woodlands, and a beautiful creek running through. There are great opportunities for breaks, too, at Hawk Watch, the butterfly house, and hummingbird garden. Be sure to bring your furry family members on one of the pet-friendly trails!
This seems like an obvious one, but there really is so much more to Rehoboth than meets the eye! My family loves heading to the public beach, and then spending time on the boardwalk in the evening. If you have young kids, especially, you certainly can’t miss out on Funland while you’re there! If the crowds of the beach and boardwalk aren’t your thing, head a bit further north to Broadkill or Pickering Beach.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the largest remaining tidal salt marshes in the region. Because of this, it is incredibly important for local wildlife and aquatic life! The refuge is a great place for bird watching and wildlife spotting. Every time I’ve gone with my family, we have seen something new! You can take a drive along the scenic road, hike the woodlands, or walk the boardwalk trail through the marsh. No matter which you choose, you are bound to find some peace and enjoy the sights!
If you are looking for a beautiful spot to romp through flower fields, then Warrington Manor is it. This location is home not only a beautiful lavender field, but also wildflower and dahlia gardens, zen garden, and a bee & butterfly garden. After roaming the grounds, be sure to stop in to the shop to smell and buy all things lavender! Everything I have tried from them has been so lovely and rejuvenating!
Whether you are wanting to be on land, on the water, or a mix of both, you are sure to enjoy your time here at Killens Pond State Park. The park is home to a loop trail, watercraft rentals, and a water park. The pond is a great place to view some gorgeous baldcypress trees while paddling, too! After fishing or viewing some wildlife, head over to the waterpark for some more fun and excitement!
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