Delaware January 15, 2020
6 Scenic Byways In Delaware That You Can Enjoy All Year Long
Delaware is known for its highways that take you through the state or down to the beaches, but there are dozens of miles of back roads that will show off the beauty of our state. Travel these Delaware scenic byways to see the First State’s finest rural communities and historic routes all year long, no matter what season it may be.
1. Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway
The Red Clay Scenic Byway shows off the back roads of New Castle County. Drive through historic Hockessin and watch the rolling hills of the byway change throughout the seasons.
2. Delaware's Bayshore Scenic Byway
The Delaware Bayshore Scenic Byway is best enjoyed in the fall, winter, and spring — before the summer crowds take over.
3. Nanticoke Heritage Byway
The gorgeous and underrated Nanticoke Heritage Byway shows off the ecosystem and lifestyle along the Nanticoke River. Travel across the Woodland Ferry and visit the Nanticoke Heritage Museum for a day of learning.
4. Lewes, "Gateway to the Nation" Byway
The Gateway to the Nation byway celebrates Delaware's history as an early colony. Visit to see some of the beautiful coastal ecosystems and see early Delaware history.
5. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Learn all about the history of the Underground Railroad in Delaware when you travel the sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The Byway ends at Tubman-Garrett Park in Wilmington.
6. Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway
Finally, the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway is one back road worth traveling! In the fall, the colors along the river are stunning. In the winter and spring, the beautiful cover of snow fades just as the wildflowers start to bloom.
Visit the Delaware Department of Transportation website to learn more about these beautiful byways.