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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
302-645-6852
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Parks
Description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, clean beach with walking trails to WWII sites. You can drive to the WWII area or walk. The walking trail is long so were comfortable shoes and be prepared for whatever weather you're having.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Cape Henlopen State Park is great. I recommend biking, if possible, in order to enjoy the wooden paths and skip the parking fee!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Cape Henelopen SP is an accessable park to all. I was please to see the rangers keep the historical areas and relics open to the public, from the canons, to the under ground bunkers, to the WWII watch towers. The bike path and hiking trails are fun for all. I have camped here as well and appreciated the flush toilets... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This new rail trail in the part goes from dune to one mile raised track across fragile pond area past the ocean and through a forrest. How neat is that. If you hate that idea try the beach! There are two great beach areas. And if that doesn't suit there's always history and the old WWII military base called Fort... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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221 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I have seen a lot of great parks and Cape Henlopen is a great place to take in some of man and natures best sights. There are two light houses just off the shore and some WWII fortifications. I only spent a few hours here, wadding out on the sand bars and enjoying the sun, sand and water, but I... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The park has extensive trails for bikers as well as hikers. You can register at the nature center to borrow a bike too. It's located along the old defense line and you can go visit the Fort Miles area and climb up to one of the watch towers. There is also a small hawk watch platform. It's a great place... More

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here to re-visit some 25 years after our first visit. It's still a wonderful place - you see some of the old military barracks and gun emplacements that were used to guard our coast during WWII. There's also a great campground there - we camped when we were there 25 years ago. There are lots of hiking trails... More

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41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Gorgeous views, well maintained. We saw lots of deer in the woods and dolphins in the bay - lovely! Nice changing area and concessions are available

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Was raining when we visited so views were minimal. The history of Ft. Miles was very interesting. The self-guided walk around the shore artillery battery gave a good picture of how things were on the coast during WW II.

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thomaston, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

great campground. had one of the nicest sites we have camped at. site was all sand, like camping on beach. showers could use updating. great bike trail to rehoboth.

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