Delaware is a beautiful state, we know that for sure. With sprawling beaches, impressive state parks, rolling hills and winding rivers, is there anything someone would want more than the most amazing scenery in Delaware? These 14 towns are the most scenic in the state, due in part to the state parks and their charming downtown districts. Which place is your favorite to walk around? Have you ever caught a sunrise or a sunset at any of these locations? If you haven’t explored these places yet, get out and enjoy the crisp days of Fall while you see Delaware like you never have before.
Okay, so this one might not be what you expected, but Newark is so much more than Main Street and UD housing. Head out of the center of town towards White Clay Creek State Park and you'll be greeted with surreal scenery, rolling hills, babbling brooks and everything else that's right out of the prettiest storybook you can imagine.
2. Bowers Beach
Bowers is an old town with an old-fashioned way of living, which is perhaps why it's so nice to just walk around and take it all in. The beach scenes here are beautiful, and the older boats, docks, and houses make for quite the sight.
If you drive around Laurel, you'll find a lot of scenery like this photograph of Old Christ Church. Winding country roads, old farm houses, and a beautiful state park are all things you can expect to take in. Be sure to find a nice overlook of Broad Creek, too, if you want a water view.
I'm in love with Lewes, and I'm not afraid to show it! The town itself is quaint and scenic in an old fashioned town way, but the dunes and forests of Cape Henlopen are what put Lewes on this list. Climb up an observation tower and take in all the sights from above.
5. Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach is one of my favorite places to watch the sunrise - it's quiet, serene, and the sand seems to go on for miles. While Delaware has a lot of beaches, each of them is unique and presents a varying scene. It's like each town has a story to tell.
Georgetown made this list as a prime example of urban scenery in Delaware. The Circle is so cool at all times of the year, and the fountain is stunning. Wander around Georgetown and take it all in - you'll feel like you've stepped back in time.
Dover is another great spot for urban scenery in Delaware, albeit a little greener than downtown Georgetown. Wander around Silver Lake Park or the Green itself and take in the scenes of a busy capital town that has not forgotten its roots.
Red Clay Creek in Hockessin has always reminded me of Brigadoon. And, much like Brigadoon, the greenery and the mist coming off of the creek will transport you to a place far away... at least, in your head. Downtown Hockessin is adorable as well, and you can take a scenic train ride on the Wilmington and Western Railroad through the town itself.
9. Rehoboth Beach
The boardwalk is, of course, what makes Rehoboth Beach stand out as amazing scenery in Delaware. The dunes and the water with the backdrop of Dolles is about the most iconic Delaware scene there is, wouldn't you agree?
Quiet Milford is a river town that's filled with charm and beautiful views. Walk along the river and take in the adorable houses and greenery while you unwind after a long day.
11. Dewey Beach
At the north end of Dewey Beach is a little-known park called Monigle Park that has some of the coolest scenery in Delaware, particularly for a beach town. Wander around yourself the next time you're on the coast.
12. Fenwick Island
Fenwick Island makes the cut because of the State Park. Dunes, marsh habitats and sand for as far as the eye can see... it makes you feel like you're home.
Bear is, of course, home to Lums Pond State Park, which is one of the nicest of the Delaware state parks. Enjoy the scenery around the pond, but also wander into town, where you'll be mesmerized by the quaint and charming historic houses.
Milton makes the list on a technicality, I think, because I couldn't talk about Delaware scenery without including at least one picture of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. If you've never been there, go grab your coat and head on out there tonight to catch the sunset. It's unreal.