Delaware May 30, 2016
These 9 Breathtaking Views In Delaware Could Be Straight Out Of The Movies
There is no shortage of breathtaking sights in our wonderfully small state. Our shorelines, state parks, nature trails and even our cities offer settings that could be straight out of movies. They remind us that it truly is great… being the first state!
1. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
There isn’t a bad view at this wildlife refuge, the only national one in the first state. Birders ‘flock’ here each spring and fall to sneak a peek at migratory birds, including the red knot, which feasts on horseshoe crab eggs to refuel during its x-mile migration.
2. All. Of. The. Beaches.
New Jersey has the shore, but we have the beaches. And they’re the best! Whether sun bathing and feasting on boardwalk fries in Rehoboth Beach is your thing, or you prefer to the quiet oasis of Cape Henlopen State park, we’ve got you covered.
3. The Brandywine River
You’ll never believe that a retreat so peaceful (and gorgeous) is only minutes from downtown Wilmington. Trails along the river are a stunner throughout the year, but are an extra special treat after a fresh snowfall.
4. Any of our farms!
Hills are overrated – flat is where it’s at in most of our state! Cross the canal and you’ll find those who measure their day in acres instead of hours.
5. Covered Bridges
This beauty, the Ashland Covered Bridge, dates back to 1860 and is part of the fun of riding down Barley Mill Road on the way to Mt. Cuba Center. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!
6. Wilmington Riverfront
Get some exercise, or soak up the sights from the roof of Iron Hill Brewery!
7. Delaware’s Tall Ship
This could be straight out of
Pirates of the Caribbean! The Kalmar Nyckel sets sail from April through October. She anchors in Lewes and Wilmington and welcomes pirates and land lubbers alike!
8. Wilmington & Western Railroad
All aboard Delaware’s steam train tourist railroad! The train travels leisurely routes through northern New Castle County. The rolling museum offers visits with Santa in December and kids can have their birthday parties in the caboose!
9. Delaware Memorial Bridge
It may cost $4 to get over the bridge, but it’s almost worth it to catch a sunset like this!
We often take these breathtaking views in Delaware for granted. The next time you’re feeling fed up with traffic or the daily grind, I hope you’ll check out these photos and remember how beautiful Delaware can be. Where are you favorite scenes and views that could be out the movies? Tell us about it in the comments.