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Visiting Delaware on Your Next Road Trip
Delaware boasts rivers, swamplands, lakes, forests, grasslands and a more than respectable 90 miles of Atlantic coastline. When its square mileage measure is taken into consideration, the "First State" tallies up on the small side, but Delaware still manages to pack a powerful punch in terms of natural attractions. Delaware campgrounds are close by many attractions, and Delaware RV camping resorts offer even more amenities.
This state’s central region contains two stand-out National Wildlife Refuges. Bombay Hook is in Smyrna on the western shore of Delaware Bay and Prime Hook is just 22 miles southeast of Delaware’s capital city of Dover. Both refuges were established to preserve coastal wetlands to serve as stopping points for migrating waterfowl. Together, they encompass nearly 30,000 acres of suitable nesting and feeding grounds for a generous variety of bird species such as snow geese, black ducks, peregrine falcons and barred owls. Visitors can view or photograph wildlife from inside their vehicles on Bombay’s self-guided automobile tour. Those who prefer to travel on foot can enjoy the sights from an assortment of observation towers and nature trails, of which one is fully accessible to the handicapped. Activities such as hunting, hiking, boating, canoeing and crabbing are all permitted.
The southeastern coast is the home of a very popular vacation destination - Delaware Seashore State Park. It’s no wonder that tourists and residents alike flock to this mecca of sand, sun, surf and non-stop watersports. The Atlantic Ocean forms this seashore’s eastern border; its western edge is flanked by the waters of Rehoboth and Indian River Bays. Visitors find inviting beaches and two developed swimming areas with lifeguards on hand during summer months. Inlet and oceanside surf fishing and a special access pier entertain anglers of all ages and physical abilities. The park’s Thompson Island Preserve, a fine example of a thriving salt marsh, is located in Rehoboth Bay, just northwest of Indian River Inlet. Delaware campgrounds are close by. Designated beach areas are reserved for surfers and surf fishermen, and select dune crossing areas provide all-terrain vehicles with convenient beach entry. Delaware Seashore’s shallow bays are popular spots for sailors, windsurfers, clam diggers and crabbers. A short nature trail offers interesting views of shorebirds’ nesting colonies, surrounding bay islands and salt marshes. The annual Sandcastle Contest attracts some of the finest amateur sand sculptors on the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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