Explore the outdoors
There are plenty of ways to explore the outdoors while safely maintaining social distancing. Pack the binoculars and head to top birdwatching spots like Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge or Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. It’s easy to view birds from the comfort and safety of your car or explore the trails and boardwalks along the wetlands which offer great opportunities to stretch your legs. Discover more birding locations and get great tips from the experts at Delmarva Birding Weekends.
Take in the fresh air with a walk outside. Whether it’s around your block or in a public space, enjoy a brief break from the indoors. Opt for lesser known trails like ones in wildlife areas rather than popular parks which may make social distancing difficult.
Get the bit of exercise you need when you pedal around the neighborhood or take advantage of central Delaware’s flat countryside where you can comfortably bike for miles on open roads. Also consider one of Delaware Greenways’ trails like the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail or the Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail.
And, while the gym is closed, opt for doing your workout outside in your yard or an area where you can enjoy the sunshine uninterrupted. Keep the kids busy close to home by creating a nature scavenger hunt for them to find flowers, trees, birds and more, all right in your own backyard. View springtime scavenger hunt ideas from Mt. Cuba Center here!
Please remember to always practice social distancing and stay home if you're feeling sick.
Bring the fun inside
Have fun inside by bringing the outside in. Try leaf rubbings - all you need is a crayon, some paper and a leaf from the yard to create a little work of art! Keep the creative juices flowing when you download a coloring book like one of these from Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library featuring beautiful scenic landscapes or the flower-covered pages of Mt. Cuba's coloring books. Or try coloring these pages from Visit Delaware.
Order a craft kit from Dirty Hands in Rehoboth Beach and create yarn art, paintings, sculptures and more! Choose from options for adults and children. The Great STEMporium offers science-related projects for kids to keep their minds active at home. Scour the yard and garden to find little bits of nature like berries, leaves, flower petals and more to give the kiddos the chance to create some unique accessories like bracelets, necklaces, flower crowns and more. All you need is some string and depending on their age, a needle.
Support local farmers and spend some time with the family by cooking up a dinner together featuring farm fresh veggies, meats, cheeses and more! Check out top spots like T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville, Fifer Orchards in Wyoming or Dewey Beach and Willey’s Market in Townsend. View top farm stands here.
Virtual tours are a great way to satisfy your need to explore. View top virtual tours from the DuPont Estates to Delaware State Parks here!