Off the Beaten Path

Ready for the adventurous feeling as you travel off the beaten path in Delaware? From hidden gems to local favorites, here is a look at ways to take the road less traveled. Speaking of roads, make sure to travel one of Delaware’s scenic byways to make the most of your adventure. 

Ashland Nature Center and Mt. Cuba Center

These two secluded gems of natural beauty in Northern Delaware are must-see destinations for traveling off the beaten path in Delaware.

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.

Wilmington and Western Railroad

Auburn Valley

Enjoy the half-mile nature trail and the historic Marshall Steam Museum.

Auburn Heights

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 time.

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.

Killens Pond State Park

Wander through wooded trails, paddle along the waterway or enjoy the twist and turns of the water park.

Killens pond kayaking with view of water

Lavender Fields

Enjoy the smell of lavender from the moment you arrive. You can enjoy the cottage store with a variety of relaxing products or visit during one of their special events and walking tours.

Towers Beach

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

Farmers Markets

Locals know that the perfect place for in-season produce and handcrafted goods is one of Delaware's farmers markets. Some of the top locations include the Riverwalk in Milford and historic Lewes.

Milford Farmers Market Apples