Baby, it’s cold outside. So, bundle up and get out there to enjoy it!
Winter can be full of fresh air fun in Delaware if you’re willing to brave the elements to find excitement and adventure.
Lace up your blades and take to the ice for some skating. Enjoy the water and a beautiful view of the city at Wilmington’s Horizon Riverfront Rink. You can take your double axel inside at the University Of Delaware Ice Arena or The Pond, both in Newark. And for super skaters in central and southern Delaware, Centre Ice Rink at the state fairgrounds in Harrington is a great option.
Crunch on fallen leaves and melting snow on a hike through any of Delaware’s great state parks. White Clay, Bellevue, Alapocas and Lums Pond State Parks all have night hiking programs, including some scheduled for full moons. Lots of other parks have hikes scheduled throughout the month of February.
Walk through history at Fort DuPont and Port Penn. You can also go way back to pre-history during a walk at Killens Pond State Park.
Put on your waders, grab your rod and catch your dinner. You can learn the basics of fly fishing at the Judge Morris Estate.
Lots of birds and people headed south for the winter. But many are still around Delaware. If you are one of those people, you can go check out the birds. There are birding events at White Clay Creek State Park and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Bombay Hook is also a great place to spot a flying friend. And the park is free to enter President’s Day Weekend. While your eyes are looking up, train them onto the cosmos while star gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park. Or if seal spotting is more your thing, you can try your luck at the park in Lewes, too.
Try a ride on the rails or the hay. Trap Pond State Park is having History Hayrides. And the Wilmington & Western Railroad is open for the Hockessin Art Festival in late February. A ride on the classic steam engine is always a great family outing.