Bethany Beach

Top Summer Adventures in Delaware

Every year we get that feeling: An urge to finally break free of winter’s gray days and make that joyful leap into summer’s sunny, splashy, sizzling outdoor adventures. Happily, that time is now, and the possibilities of outdoor Delaware adventures are endless:

CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK: Pick your flavor of fun at this stunning and picturesque wonderland of Delaware’s unique oceanside landscape: Walking and biking trails twist gently through soft and sandy dunes, overflown by singing shorebirds and touched by salty ocean breezes. Fishing and sunbathing are top activities, but don’t miss the chance to take a walk to the end of the cape, surrounded by sea and a world away from your worries.

INLAND BAYS: The quiet and calming ambience of Delaware’s peaceful inland bays are just steps from the seashore, but so secluded from our worrisome world. Pick your next moment of Zen from a bounty of adventures: kayak tours, paddleboard yoga sessions, or maybe even a splashy dash across the bay aboard your roaring jet-ski. Check out Coastal Kayak, Dewey Beach Watersports, Delaware Paddlesports, Delmarva Board Sport Adventures, Cape Water Tours & Taxi, Rehoboth Surf Boarding School, or Dewey Beach Parasail.

CLOSE TO NATURE: Get up, get out and get moving at Delaware’s top back-to-nature destinations: See flocks of shorebirds fill the sky at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the lush rolling hills and soothing scenery of Delaware’s First State National Historical Park, with more than 18 miles of trails for hiking, running, biking, or horseback riding. Climb into the treetops and take a zipline across the water at Lums Pond State Park, home of the Go Ape treetop adventure course.

WATER TOURS: With so many beautiful waterways to enjoy, Delaware gives travelers a chance to cool down even as the days warm up. Along the sea coast, Cape Water Tours casts off throughout the summer with narrated excursions along the coast, evening cruises and even voyages accompanied by live music.

SUMMER SPORTS: Challenge the crew to some sun-drenched excitement at any one of Delaware’s sports-oriented attractions: Enjoy a hard-fought mini-golf match at Jungle Jim’s at the beach, Riverwalk Mini-Golf in Wilmington or Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf in Bethany. Tee off under blue skies in the ocean breeze at the world-class Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Crown the family’s next auto racing champion at Midway Speedway Park’s go-kart track, or step up to the big leagues by signing up for a lesson in a NASCAR-style race car at the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at Dover International Speedway’s Monster Mile..