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Gordens Pond Trail
This newly completed trail starts at Gordons Pond-Cape Henlopen State Park and ends at Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park. The crushed stone trail is 2.7 miles in length. Look in to walking, biking, fishing or horseback riding along the trail. Click here for more information.
Cape Henlopen State Park located in Lewes, Delaware; Cape Henlopen High School located in Lewes, DE; on the canal in Lewes; Shields Elementary on Savannah Road in Lewes; Rehoboth Elementary located on State Road, Rehoboth; John Waples Memorial Lions Club Park in Dewey Beach. An indoor court is available at the Sussex County Family YMCA in downtown Rehoboth.
There are many opportunities for cycling in the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach area. From May 15 to September 15, riding on the Boardwalk may be done between 5:00am and 10:00am only. For more information call 302-227-6181 or 302-227-2233. The Junction and Breakwater Trail off Wolfe Neck Road on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park midway between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach is 3.6 miles. You may catch the start of this trail behind the outlets, ocean-side. For more information call 302-739-4702 or visit www.destateparks.com. To view a map of the trail, visit http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Lewes-Ferry-Terminal-to-Rehoboth-Beach.
For those who desire a longer ride, Sussex Cyclists ( a local cycling group) leads day and evening rides from 11-50 miles mostly through rural Sussex County roads. Information is available at www.sussexcyclists.org or by calling the ride leader at 302-945-3360. For information on Bicycle Route 1 (a north-south route the length of Delaware) and Delaware Bicycling Maps, contact the Delaware Dept. of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at 302-760-2509, or visit their web site at www.deldot.gov.
Back road Bicycling and Auto Tours: The Southern Delaware Heritage Trial connects rivers, scenic drives, local heritage and historic sites, country inns, bed and breakfasts, motels and antiquing. The loop trail is marked by signs which connect several historic towns west of Delaware's resorts. The trail route provides 130 miles of connecting trials for cyclists and more than 70 miles of scenic country roads for motorists who like to venture off the beaten path.
Delaware Seashore State Park-Sussex County off Highway 1 at the park's Indian River Marina. Fee; Fenwick Island State Park-Sussex County bayside just south of Bethany Beach off Highway 1; and Assawoman Wildlife Area-Sussex County near Bethany Beach. From Highway 1 take Route 26 west to County Road 361, go left on CR 361, then right at CR 363 and left on CR 364-follow signs to Assawoman Wildlife Area.
Family Fun Cruise-Join Lighthouse Pete the Pirate on a round trip cruise aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry every Sunday in July and August, 6:15pm departure. Info: www.cmlf.com or call 800-64-FERRY.
Take a cruise, sight-seeing cruise or a sunset cruise from Fisherman's Wharf, or go on a dolphin/whale watch. Fun for the whole family. 302-645-8862.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Naturalist-led canoe outings are regularly offered through several of the state parks. More than seven miles of canoe trails run through the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Ocean and Marsh Kayaking is also popular in Dewey Beach on the bay or ocean. •Coastal Kayak - 302-539-7999 •Delaware Paddlesports - 302-645-7300 •East of Maui Surf Shop - 302-227-4703 • www.destateparks.com • www.ecodelaware.com
Clamming and Crabbing
Contact the Delaware Natural Resources & Environmental Control Enforcement Section at 302-739-9913 for proper locations and prohibited shellfish areas. Or contact Fish On Charters for clamming and crabbing at 302-732-3886. Be sure to check with the bait and tackle stores for the right bait and equipment as well.
Crabbing and Fishing Information
Click here for more information about crabbing, fishing - salt water and fresh water, and surf fishing.
Set off from Fisherman's Wharf on a fishing adventure. Charter boats available as are Head Boat fishing trips. Fun for the whole family and friends. Call 302-645-8862. Fishing off the pier in Cape Henlopen State Park is fun for the whole family. Licenses are available at the pier. Click here for all information. Another source for fishing or surf fishing is Old Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Click here for information.
Contact Cape Henlopen State Park at 645-8983 (off season only; must bring your own horse) or Delaware Seashore State Park at 302-227-2800. Several privately owned & operated facilities throughout the area.
Contact East of Maui Surf Shop at 302-227-4703 or visit www.eastofmaui.com.
Jolly Trolley Rides
Fun for all ages plus transportation around the area! You may even get on the original Jolly Trolley circa 1970! Call Jolly Trolley at 302-227-1197.
Midway Par 3 Golf Course is located off Highway One .5 mile north of the Movies at Midway in Fairway Village. Midway Par 3 also offers golf lessons and clinics. For more information, call 302-645-7955 or visit us at www.midwaypar3golf.com.
Marvel Carriage Museum
Former two-room school house features carriages, antique telephone exhibit and other memorabilia. Tours 1-4pm, every other Saturday or by appointment. The Museum is located at 510 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown. Call 302-855-9660.
Fort Miles WWII Museum
Located in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes. Open year round for special events and tours. Battery 519 is open Memorial to Labor Day. Register at the Seaside Nature Center. More information at 302-645-6852 or www.fortmilesha.org.
Fire Mountain Golf, Midway Shopping Center, Route 1, 302-645-8064; Shell We Golf & Sea Shell Shop, 19366 Coastal Highway, 302-227-4323. On the Boardwalk-south, Ryans' Gems and Junk has outdoor miniature golf.
Anyone who is 2 or older and not pregnant can parasail (tandem) or who weighs about 125 pounds if going it alone. The total weight can't exceed 425 pounds. Trips take an hour and each person is in the air about 12-15 minutes. Information for Dewey Beach Parasail, 302-227-9507.
Tour the Lightship Overfalls
Tour Delaware's ONLY Maritime National Historic landmark located in historic Lewes at 219 Pilottown Road. Take a guided tour above and below the decks of the restored Lightship Overfalls. Open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. For information, times and directions; www.overfalls.org or 302-645-5071.
The sport combines kayaking and surfing, with paddlers standing atop surfboards and powering their way around with paddles. Stand-up paddleboarding lessons can start with kids as young as 9 as long as they're comfortable in water. Information: East of Maui Surfshop, 302-227-4703.
Skate, Skim and Surf
Skimboarding, surfing and skateboarding lessons. Summer camps, free Saturday skim clinics and train with the best instructors at the beach. For more details and reservations, call or check online at 302-227-7087 or www.alleyoppskim.com.
Tennis courts can be found at the Rehoboth City Courts (302-227-3598) on Surf Avenue between Rehoboth Beach and North Shores; at Cape Henlopen High School; on the canal in Lewes; at The Plantations in Lewes (call 302-526-5111 for info); and at the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association (302-227-9008). Fees may apply at some locations. Marty Godwin Tennis provides year round lessons, clinics and camps (302-226-1697).
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
One of the largest collections of shipwreck and recovered artifacts in the Mid-Atlantic, with regional and worldwide items. Through your visit, you'll travel through a hands-on experience, enabling you to shake hands with history. Open June, July and August-daily 11am-8pm. Sept-May, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Tours available year round-call for appointment and availability. 708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island. 302-539-9366, toll free 888-743-5524. www.discoversea.com.
Pirates Expeditions of Lewes
Sailing daily from Anglers Marina. Board the Sea Gypsy and search for the map for sunken treasure, battle Pirate Pete with the water cannons, do the limbo, help the crew find sunken treasure and have a great time with family and friends. Birthday parties, field trips and private charters available. Phone 302-249-3538 for reservations. Visit www.piratesoflewesexpedtions.com.
Delaware State Parks
Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Fort Miles located in Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, located just south of Dewey Beach on Route 1, offer many daily programs for all ages. There are activities galore (kayak tours, pontoon tours, museum tours, lantern tours, educational programs... and many more). Visit www.destateparks.com for a list of activities and programs.
The Rehoboth area has two water parks that will provide an alternative to the beach and hours of family fun. Jungle Jim's at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach, is Delaware's largest water park with a wave pool, lazy river, activity pool, kiddie pool, rope climb and several giant water slides. At Midway Speedway (near the movie theaters) you will find White Water Mountian Water Park . This water park has two pools-including an activity pool, body flumes and water slides. Both places are 100% kid friendly!