Downtown Milford

Off the Beaten Path

Revisiting old favorites is always a highlight of a vacation to a familiar place and venturing off the beaten path can be even more rewarding – especially when you take the roads less traveled with Delaware’s Scenic Byways.

Explore these small towns and local attractions during your next visit.

Ashland Nature Center and Mt. Cuba Center: These two secluded gems of natural beauty in Northern Delaware stand out as extra-special destinations.

Wilmington and Western Railroad: Watch as the Red Clay Creek Valley passes outside your window while white smoke billows out of this vintage steam train.

White Clay Creek State Park: Take time to listen to the babbling creek next to you in this escape from the city in northern Delaware.

Fort Delaware State Park: Experience this Civil War fortress where visitors can see live demonstrations of 19th century life, and even go on a ghost hunt. The fort can only be reached by ferry from Delaware City.

Sambo’s Tavern (Leipsic): A visit to Delaware is only complete once you’ve picked a fresh, hot, steamed blue-claw crab at an authentic crabhouse. This is one of the best. Get ready to get delightfully messy.

Fifer Orchards: Taste fresh peach in summer, smell blossoming trees in spring or run through a huge corn maze in the fall at this family-run orchard.

Milton: Known best as the home of Dogfish Head, Milton is about more than off-centered beer. With streets lined with historic homes, delicious restaurants and small town charm, Milton is the perfect stop.

Towers Beach: Find this secret favorite of locals and visitors tucked between Dewey and Bethany Beaches.

Charming Towns: Walk through history, through art, through fun in one of Delaware’s great charming towns – Bellefonte, Delaware City, Milford, New Castle, Odessa or Smyrna.

Farmers’ Markets: Delaware residents know that the perfect place for in-season produce and handcrafted goods is one of its farmers’ markets. Near the beaches, check out the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market and the Riverwalk Farmers Market in Milford. Upstate, Highland Orchards, New Castle and Wilmington farmers’ markets are all tucked-away treats.