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8 Great Ways to Spend September Outdoors

Written on: September 20th, 2017 in Blog Posts

As the end of summer approaches, now more than ever we are looking for ways to enjoy the last of the warm weather and enjoy the start of the beautiful fall foliage. So we’ve compiled a list of eight great ways to spend September outdoors. If you are looking for other great ways to enjoy the end of summer check out the Delaware Tourism Blog.




1) Start the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge, which encourages all Delawareans to complete at least 5 trails that are located all across the state.

2) Enjoy a guided paddling tour in state parks statewide including:

Fall Foliage Canoe Trip at Brandywine Creek State Park
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9 a.m.
How much: Admission is $20 per person and $12 for the third person in your canoe

Dinner and a Dusk Paddle at Killens Pond State Park
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th from 5:30 p.m.
How much: – Admission is $10 per person

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 5 p.m.
How much: Admission is $20 dollars per person



New Castle County

3) The Ashland Nature Center has many programs that you and your family can enjoy including the Butterfly House which is recurring every week day until September 29, 2017 and the Hummingbird Heaven which occurs from September 14, 2017 to December 21, 2017. Both of events cost $3 for children, and $5 for adults.

4) The Brandywine Zoo is a great place to visit to enjoy the last bit of warm weather, where you could see condors, otters, and other fun animals. Admission is $5 for children and $7 for adults.



Kent County

5) The Stories of the Green Walking Tour gives free tours led by historical interpreters in period dress. The tour begins at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. For dates check out the website.

6) Visit Abbott’s Mill to enjoy their great outdoor trails including the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve, the Blair’s Pond & Cross-Country Trails, and other nature heavens, all of which are free and open to the public.



Sussex County

7) Rehoboth Walking Tour meets at Bandstand in Rehoboth and takes visitors on a stroll around downtown to explore the some of the town’s historical locations that contributed to Rehoboth Beach’s rich history. Tours are September 28th and October 5th 2017 at 9 a.m. and tickets cost $10.

8) Visit any one of Sussex County’s great beaches including Cape Henlopen, Fenwick Island, and many other coastal areas, where visitors can enjoy all of the beautiful sites that the shore has to offer.

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