Delaware Nature, Road Trips September 24, 2018
by Kim Magaraci This Scenic Road Trip Takes You To All 7 Wonders Of Delaware
Are you looking for ways to enjoy this all the natural beauty that Delaware has to offer? Set aside a day and embark on our most recent Delaware Road Trip! This time, we aren’t tracking down the
Best Ice Cream in Delaware, or even the Best Tacos Around. Spend a day driving the First State to see the Seven Wonders of Delaware, and gain a new appreciate for your home.
Delaware is a state full of endless wonders, but there are a few that really stand out. Take this road trip to check out the Seven Wonders of Delaware!
1. Winterthur, the DuPont Estate, Wilmington
Wintherthur is one of the most magnificent DuPont Estates along the corridor, and the garden has to be seen to be believed. Be sure to check out their enchanted woods, which is a few acres of land built up by the resident faeries.
2. New Castle County Courthouse
The New Castle County Courthouse is the center of the famous 12 Mile Circle that defined Delaware's borders. It's also one of the oldest in the country, and the museum here is worth visiting to see Delaware history up close.
3. Chalybeate Spring, Brandywine Springs Park, Wilmington
This mineral spring was so famous that it eventually led to an enormous amusement park and resort being built in the Brandywine Spring area. Though the park is long gone, the spring was recently excavated, and you can still visit this natural wonder today.
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4. Fort Delaware, Delaware City
Fort Delaware was an important Fort during the Civil War, all the way up through World War II. It's one of the most haunted places in the world, and in the fall, you can participate in late-night paranormal adventures here.
5. Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Trap Pond State Park is home to the northernmost Baldcypress Swamp in the country, and paddling through these unique trees is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives. If you're not much of a kayaker, you can join Trap Pond's rangers on a pontoon boat tour to spot wildlife and learn about the park.
6. The Indian River Inlet (and the Bridge!)
7. Cape Henlopen
Cape Henlopen may be the crown jewel of the First State. Our most beautiful beaches, one of the best state parks in the country, and a ton of history all in the same spot. With endless birding opportunities, delicious dining just steps away, and one of the best Atlantic Ocean views in the world, you can't beat the Cape.
What’s your favorite wonder of the First State? Share with us in the comments below!
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