Why This One Tiny Town Is Secretly The Best Place In Delaware
There are so many things to do in Hockessin, Delaware, it is one of those little towns that hide some most amazing secrets. But this shouldn’t be surprising; almost all of Delaware’s population lives in a small town (rather than our one “big city” of Wilmington). Each town is full of character, charm, and natural beauty. Let’s examine Hockessin. This New Castle County isn’t far from Wilmington, but when you visit Hockessin neighborhoods and attractions, it feels like you’re in another world.
We’re so lucky that our state has these sorts of quaint, charming towns to show off! What’s your favorite small town in Delaware? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
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Things To Do In Delaware
What is Delaware known for?
Despite its small size of 1,982 square miles, Delaware is known for quite a few things such as
- Delaware beaches, like Bethany and Rehoboth
- The history of Delaware, which was the first state to ratify the Constitution and the thirteen original colonies.
- Dogfish Head Brewery, the state’s first-ever (and now nationally popular) brewpub.
- And Delaware shopping, is killer, as there is no state sales tax.
Are there any beach towns in Delaware?
Lying along the Atlantic coastline (and with several lakes as well), there are definitely some great beach towns in Delaware. Lewes Beach is great if you have kids with you and are looking for safe waters with lifeguards on the ocean. And the town is full of things to do like visiting museums, shopping, and dining. Millsboro abuts the 15-mile-long Indian River in southern Delaware. Not only is the town historic and full of dining and shopping, but you can also boat, fish, and swim in the river.
Which state parks in Delaware are the best?
With 17 state parks in Delaware, there is outdoor recreation to be had across its entirety. Some of the best parks include:
- The Delaware Seashore State Park which is located in Rehoboth Beach. Within its 2,825 acres, you’ll find six miles of coastline on the Atlantic for swimming and fishing as well as hiking and camping opportunities.
- The 2,685-acre Trapp Pond State Park. Here, you can camp or rent a cabin amongst the bald cypress trees and boat and fish. There are also 12 miles of hiking trails to explore.