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8 Great Ways to Enjoy the End of Summer

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Written on: September 5th, 2019 in Blog Posts

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t soak up the last of this year’s good weather!

Here is a list of family friendly ways to enjoy spending September Outdoors.  


Delaware State Parks

Did you know that Delaware has 17 state parks located throughout the whole state? From the beach to forested trails, Delaware parks have it all. Admission for inland parks is $4 for state residents and $8 for out of state residents, and for Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island it is $5 for state residents and $10 for out of state residents.

New Castle County

New Castle: Three Forts, One Community

This exhibit examines the 17th century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English, and the strongholds that they built to maintain their power.

Museum operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 pm Admission is free and open to the public. 

Yoga In The Park

Become familiar with basic yoga postures and breath work. Increase your flexibility, endurance, strength, balance and coordination. Use your mind to focus specifically on a target area to feel each movement and position. Free for adults every Wednesday in September from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Meet at the Bank Ban/Frazier House at Glasgow Park.

Kent County

Leave your Mark on Delaware History

Leave your mark on history! Come stand where our country began! This is an on-going, daily event that is open to any visitors who wish to sign a tag and become part of a mobile composed of wire and willow. Free and available everyday in September at Parke Green Galleries on State Street in Dover.

Stories of the Green Walking Tour

For 300 years The Green has been the center of commerce, politics, and civic life in Dover. Guided walks through the historic district reveal the people and events that left their mark on Dover’s history. Free tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Feeding Time at Dupont Nature Center

Join DuPont Nature Center staff and help feed our aquatic friends. Species fed may include horseshoe crabs, turtles and fish. Fun for all ages!

Held every Saturday in September at 10:30 am

Sussex County

Milton Farmers’ Market

The Milton Farmers’ Market is hosted at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton every Friday throughout the farmer’s market season! Stop by every Friday from 3-6 p.m. to peruse the local purveyors’ pickings and of course, enjoy a tasty Dogfish Head beer!

Evening at the Hook Lecture Series

Mary Randall, Vice President of the Kent County Beekeepers Association, will speak about the value of honeybees, their role in the pollination of plant species, and how we can protect our bee population.

Tuesday, September 10 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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