Travel Itinerary

There’s more to a good geocaching trip than just geocaching. Your journey to Delaware isn’t complete until you have seen some of the sights, sampled some of the food, and experienced a few of the attractions that lie all along the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

With those sentiments in mind, here are some trip ideas for putting together a three-day itinerary of top geocaching destinations, starting in the north and working south:

Day 1

In Northern Delaware, don’t miss your chance to visit one of the DuPont mansions – at Hagley Museum, you can grab a bite at the Belin House Organic Café before touring the original DuPont Co. gunpowder mills. As you head south, consider stopping by two other premier destinations: Lums Pond State Park, featuring a treetop obstacle course, or Fort Delaware, a Civil War prison in the middle of the Delaware River. Wrap up with dinner at Crabby Dicks, then head south to stay the night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Day 2

In the Dover area, the top stop for a lunchtime burger is Restaurant 55, which will keep you fueled for a visit to the Air Mobility Command Museum, where cool old transport planes line the tarmac. Or perhaps you’d rather grab a sip (or two) at the Fordham & Dominion Brewery, then head out for fresh produce at Fifer Orchards. A big steak at Michele’s restaurant at Dover Downs is a perfect finale.

Day 3        

It’s almost time for the beach. But first, swing by Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton for a tasting and a tour while you’re zeroing in on the cache. Grab a beer-infused bratwurst before heading to Trap Pond State Park, where a canoe trip among the bald cypress trees is practically mandatory. Now it’s time at last for sand and sun – head for Cape Henlopen State Park, dip your toes in the water, and hope over to Lewes for dinner at Agave or Half Full.

Mission accomplished.