Although September has arrived, Delaware still offers plenty of summer activities to do before the weather turns cool and the leaves change color. View our list of top things to do before summer ends and autumn takes over.
Let the salty breeze flow through your hair while pedaling on Gordons Pond Trail through Cape Henlopen State Park. It’s a great time of year to catch beautiful views of the coastal waters.
Stroll down the Riverwalk in Wilmington and come to Constitution Yards Beer Garden. Sit in the sand and relax or play some of lawn games like badminton, bocce ball and cornhole, all while sipping on some of the best brews Delaware has to offer. Constitution Yards is the perfect place to bring along your four-legged companion but stop by soon because Constitution Yards is only open until October.
In southern Delaware, there are many opportunities to dine on the water and one of the top picks is Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park. The newly-opened restaurant sits between the ocean and bay, lending itself to beautiful sunrises and sunsets. If dining during midday, take a seat under the giant umbrella to beat the heat.
Late summer is apple season in Delaware and the perfect time to head to Fifer Orchards to pick a basket of your own. Take a wagon ride into the orchard where you’ll be on your own to pick a basket of crisp, delicious Delaware apples.
Summertime in Delaware means freshly caught crabs and the annual harvest continues through September. Head to Sambo’s Tavern in Leipsic for a steamed dozen and give yourself plenty of time to pick on newspaper-covered tables and sip on your favorite brew all in the company of your friends and family.
Wade into the water and prepare for a beautiful sight at Trap Pond State Park. The park is home to the northernmost baldcypress trees in North America and the best way to see them is by boat. Bring a dry bag for your camera and paddle your way through the pond in a kayak to see the greenery before the trees shed their needles this fall.
Summer nightlife continues past Labor Day at Delaware’s beaches and Dewey Beach provides an abundance of options for live music and late night fun. The Starboard and Rusty Rudder are top attractions for jamming music and dance parties but if you’re looking for a more mellow evening, make a stop at Dewey Beer Company and order a flight of beer and a tasty meal from their seasonal menu.
Reds, yellows and golds will begin to overtake local foliage in late October so take a hike through the Northern Delaware Greenway to catch one last view of the summery scenery that lasts through all of September. Choose your own distance – the trail is 10.4 miles and full of hills – and take a break in one of the parks you’ll pass through along the way.
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.