Welcome to my destination guide for Amazing Travel Adventures – Delaware. Join me as I share must see adventures to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Trap Pond State Park, Indian River Inlet Bridge and more! Let’s explore and travel Delaware style!
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge – Delaware
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located in Central Delaware. The refuge is has over 16,000 acres along the Delaware Bay and is home to native animal species and waterfowl. The perfect location for people who love the outdoors. Visitors can walk five hiking trails, take beautiful wildlife photography, or drive 12 miles of road that travels through the refuge. Maps and Refuge information can be found at the Visitor Center or by clicking here. Hours of Operation: Daily (Sunrise – Sunset)
Junction and Breakwater Trail – Delaware
The Junction and Breakwater Trail, located on the west side of Cape Henlopen State Park, offers a 7 mile coastal walking and biking trail with amazing views. The original rail line connected Lewes and Rehoboth in the 1800’s but was abandoned in the 1970’s. The Trail was then built from those unused rail lines in the early 2000’s.
My favorite part of the trail is the 80-foot long railroad bridge that crosses Holland Glade. Built in 1913 it provides an overlook with views of marshes and a World War II observation tower found at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Interpretive signs along the trail provide opportunities to learn about local history, plants and wildlife of the Delaware Coastal region.
View trail map here: https://www.traillink.com/trail/junction–breakwater-trail/
Trap Pond State Park – Delaware
Trap Pond State Park is located near Laurel, Delaware. This State Park has over 3,600 acres and is one of the largest surviving wetlands in Sussex County.
What started as an industrial logging pond in the 1700s has become home to a lot more than trees. The Park has a wide variety of trees, plants, fish, birds, cemeteries and more. The State Park’s campgrounds feature areas for tents and RVs, cabins and yurts. The Baldcypress Nature Center offers exhibits and interpretive programs about the park’s natural and cultural history, and is also available for special event rentals.
To plan your next getaway or vacation adventure click here: https://destateparks.com/TrapPond
Smith’s Bridge – Delaware
The Smith’s Bridge, located in Wilmington, is the longest of three covered bridges in Delaware. The Bridge is 154 feet long and spans Brandywine Creek.
Originally built in 1839, the bridge was torched by arsonists in 1961. In 1962 the bridge was reconstructed without its cover and remained that way until 2002. A truck collided the the bridge in 2021. And once again, the bridge has since been fully repaired. I’m starting to feel a bit sad for the Smith’s Bridge.
In the 1800s, there were 26 covered bridges crossing creeks and rivers in Delaware. There are now only three historic covered bridges left. The Smith’s Bridge. The Ashland. The Wooddale.
Visit https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/delaware/smith-covered-bridge-de/ to learn more. Bridges!!
Indian River Inlet Bridge – Delaware
The dedicated name is The Charles W. Cullen Bridge.The populare name is The Indian River Inlet Bridge. A cable styled bridge that crosses the Indian River Inlet connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Bay. Located within Delaware Seashore State Park, the Bridge carries both DE 1 and Bike Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. There is also a wide sidewalk on the east side of the bridge for pedestrians and bicycles. With a total length of 2,600 feet I highly recommend walking across the bridge for the best experience. And photo opportunities!
Click here to start planning your Amazing Travel Adventure – Delaware style!
Cape May Lewes Ferry – Delaware
The Cape May Lewes Ferry travels 17 miles connecting North Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware. Service officially began on July 1, 1964. The are currently three ferries total that carry both vehicles and foot passengers. At the time of this post there is a fuel charge of $4 per vehicle trip and reservations are required to travel by ferry. But, travel by ferry you must! Where else can you enjoy buffet restaurants, bars, lounges and an amazing view. The sights. The sounds. The food. I highly recommend putting the Cape May Lewes Ferry on your list of things to do in Delaware. Please visit https://www.cmlf.com/ for updated ferry information, to buy tickets, view schedules and start planning your Amazing Travel Adventure – Delaware.
Amazing Travel Adventures – Delaware
Thank you for exploring Amazing Travel Adventures – Delaware. Together we discovered Junction and Breakwater Trail, Smith’s Bridge, Cape May Lewes Ferry and more.
Did your favorite Delaware adventures make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more East Coast Travel Adventures? Check out my blog posts: Amazing Adventures – Virginia and Amazing Adventures – Massachusets to start your trip planning.
Until Next Time,
Erin at WonderLesch
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