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Description

The northern region of Delaware includes the city of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, which contains a variety of small state parks and historic sites. The DuPont Family owned much of the land surrounding Wilmington and built their chemical and textile industry in the region. Several of the state parks in the region were once owned by this family. The terrain beyond the interstate is rolling hills and farmlands heavily inundated by growing suburbs. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal connects the Delaware Bay to the Chesapeake Bay in northern Delaware. Natural areas surround the canal including Lums Pond State Park.

Central Delaware is contained in the east by the Delaware Bay. Killens Pond State Park falls within the region as well as Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which comprises 15,000 acres along the Delaware Bay. Also within central Delaware is Dover, the state capital. Beaches line the shore of the bay and provide public access to the water.

Southern Delaware is the least populated region of the state. Its eastern coast contains numerous natural areas and beaches. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach are popular summertime tourist destinations. Inland is a patchwork of small rural communities and farmlands lying on sandy soil.

Attractions

This small state encompasses nearly 2,500 square miles with a majority of the area heavily populated and urban. Located near the Atlantic seaboard, neighboring metropolitan areas include Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Day trips afford quick access to exciting urban areas, peaceful rolling farmlands or sun-drenched beaches. Two national wildlife refuges encourage bird watchers, hikers, hunters, anglers and nature lovers to explore nearly 30,000 acres of fresh marsh, tidal marsh, and open water. The state features 14 very diverse state parks. Facilities and services are available for an array of gatherings. Have the park service provide an elegant catered meal for your next business meeting or be host for that very special wedding. Mansions, equestrians stables, gardens, tennis courts, swimming pools, campgrounds, and crabbing waters are just a sampling of their offerings.

Recreation

Delaware boasts many miles of shoreline supporting public access to the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Popular activities for visitors and locals alike include swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing, and sailing.

Climate

The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays moderate Delaware's climate. The state experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be bitterly cold. Highs during this season average near freezing with low temperatures near 0 degrees F. Spring comes to this region in mid to late March. This is a pleasant time to visit with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer brings temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees F. Humidity is highest inland with ocean breezes cooling the shoreline. Fall brings cooler temperatures and low humidity. The forested regions of the state often have brilliant foliage displays.

Location

The state of Delaware is located on the Atlantic seaboard between New Jersey and Maryland.

Description - Central Delaware is contained in the east by the Delaware Bay. Killens Pond State Park falls within the region as well as Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which comprises 15,000 acres along the Delaware Bay. Also within central Delaware is Dover, the state capital. Beaches line the shore of the bay and provide public access to the water.

Attractions - Central Delaware holds the state's capital city, Dover. Charming Dover explodes each spring with beautiful displays of flowers gracing its city parks. Visitors find the legislative halls adorning Georgian-style architecture while coddling the banks of St. Jones River. Museums abound including The Johnson Victrola Museum, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum and the Delaware Agricultural Museum. Gaming pleasures lure thousands twice a year at NASCAR'S Dover Downs. Those who enjoy a slower pace find themselves traveling the backcountry roads where Amish farmers buggy through quaint and historic small towns.

Recreation - Visitors to central Delaware will find a variety of recreations including museums, historic sites, performing arts, scenic towns, fishing facilities, golfing opportunities, guides services, and several public lands where bird-watching, camping and nature activities reign.

Location - Delaware's Central Region - Kent County falls in the middle of the state including the northern small towns of Clayton and Smyrma and stretching as far south to include another small town, Farmington. The western border is Maryland and the eastern border is the Delaware Bay.

Description - The northern region of Delaware includes the city of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, which contains a variety of small state parks and historic sites. The DuPont Family owned much of the land surrounding Wilmington and built their chemical and textile industry in the region. Several of the state parks in the region were once owned by this family. The terrain beyond the interstate is rolling hills and farmlands heavily inundated by growing suburbs. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal connects the Delaware Bay to the Chesapeake Bay in northern Delaware. Natural areas surround the canal including Lums Pond State Park.

Attractions - Northern Delaware features glorious sights from big city life in Wilmington to the elegant Brandywine Valley where stately mansions, world-renown gardens and fine museums enlighten the visitor. Discover the Hagley Museum where the DuPont's American roots unfold or tour the University of Delaware which houses a fabulous assemblage of over 2,000 items pertaining to President Abraham Lincoln. Or visit the Iron Hill Museum of Natural History where visitors view collections of Delaware wildlife, geological displays and archeological artifacts. History buffs will not want to miss the 1813 Fort Delaware, administered by the Delaware State Parks. From dinner playhouses, to championship golf courses to scenic equestrians trails, millions find heart-pounding pleasure in Northern Delaware.

Recreation - Your adventure waits in northern Delaware. The possibilities are non-exhaustive. Tour historic sites in Wilmington or leisurely explore nearby small downs. Visit one of the regions state parks where tennis, hiking, camping and even visiting a zoo is possible. Enjoy a ferry ride or canoe trip. Play golf at a championship course or roller skate, ice skate or watch a hockey match. Horseback riding, guided tours and even bird watching are all feasible in northern Delaware.

Location - Delaware's Northern Region - New Castle County lies on the southeastern tip of Pennsylvania stretching below the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, ending shy of the small towns of Clayton and Smyrma.

Description - Southern Delaware is the least populated region of the state. Its eastern coast contains numerous natural areas and beaches. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach are popular summertime tourist destinations. Inland is a patchwork of small rural communities and farmlands lying on sandy soil.

Attractions - Southern Delaware affectionately encompasses the Delmarva Peninsula. Nestled between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, the lands were first inhabited by Native Americans who found fulfillment in the maritime-rich environment. Today, backcountry roads, town fairs and rural farms dominate the viewscape. Twenty-five miles of beachfront entertain crowds offering fine restaurants, nightlife, and jazz feasts along the beautiful sun drenched strip. Nature lovers will find delight in the miles of trails, clean swimming waters, and quiet wildlife habitats.

Recreation - Throughout southern Delaware, tourist and residents alike enjoy historic towns, beach communities, golfing opportunities, guided tours and cruises, dolphin and whale watching expeditions, fishing piers, water sports, horseback riding, ice skating, performing arts, and four state parks where hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreations are pursued.

Location - Southern Region - Sussex County falls is the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula bordered by Maryland and the Delaware Bay.