Now that the weather is warmer and many restrictions are greatly reduced, we’d like to remind you of some outdoor locations you can take advantage of, if you’re looking for something fun to do. While Delaware may be well known for its sandy coastline, here are a few alternate options to get you started. (Be sure to check the location for any closures or limitations before making plans):
Cape Henlopen State Park
Located in Lewes, Delaware, this Cape Henlopen boasts an astounding 5,193 acres of beautiful landscape to explore. In addition to offering beaches to its guests, there are plenty of things to do while visiting, here are just a few:
- Boating – Canoe and Kayak rentals
- Disc Golf – A fun activity for the whole family! Discs are reasonably priced and can be purchased at almost any sporting goods store or online.
- Trails – Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate and trails are available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
- Camping – Cape Henlopen has accommodations for RV, Tent and cabin camping.
Bellevue State Park
Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this park is noted as a park for all seasons. Bellevue offers its visitors a wide range of activities including:
- Tennis Center – Offers eight clay courts near Bellevue Hall.
- Arts Center – Offers a variety of activities such as concerts, tournaments and volleyball to name a few.
- Wellspring Farm – Modern equestrian facility.
- Fitness track and hiking trails.
- Historical Sites – Including Bellevue Hall, Cauffiel House and Mount Pleasant Meeting House.
Located in Bear, Delaware, Lums Pond is built around the state’s largest fresh water pond. This beautiful state park offers amazing relaxation and fun:
- Fishing – Some of the best freshwater fishing in the state.
- Boating – Since the pond is the park’s main focus, boating is one of their main forms of recreation. Sailboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent. Check Scheduling and Prices.
- Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course – See the park from the trees! Double Stirrups, Zigzag Trapeze, Flying Carpet, Canyon Crossing, two Tarzan swings and five zip lines. Watch the video to see it in action!
Killens Pond State Park
Located in Felton, Delaware, Killens Pond became a state park in 1965. Open year round, this popular park has much to offer:
- Boating – Canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer.
- 4 trails – Available for hiking and biking, these are easy rated trails.
- Killens Pond Water Park – Gently sloping pool, Mushroom Fountain, Lily Pad Fun Walk, Tot Pool, small slides and much more! Tons of fun for the whole family! Click here for more info.
- Nature Programs – Offering concerts, nature exhibits and other activities. See their schedule.