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“Lovely state park”

Cape Henlopen State Park
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Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Lewes
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Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
Lewes, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely state park”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

There is always something to do at Cape Henlopen! In addition to the beach you can visit the Nature Center. There you can take a free class, go on a guided hike, use the touch tank, sign up for saining in the bay, rent a bike for FREE, play frisbee golf or shop for souvenirs. The nature center has a terrific book collection!
There is an ocean side and bay side in the park. We enjoy both. Children will have a memorable experience - add a little adventure to your beach day-stop at the nature center and check out the daily schedule.

Visited September 2012
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great off-season”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

There are a handful of places on the east coast that are 'headclearing' Cape Henlopen State Park off-season is one. In the fall you will share the expansive beach with an occasional surfcaster and an abundance of frolicking dolphins - that's just the right mix! And the promise of spring is delightful on the tip of the Cape where you will enjoy a sweeping vista of the bay and the ocean. Easy walking beaches close to Lewes - hours of relaxation and solitude. A great place to relax. I cannot speak for the summer season - we tend not to visit the shore when everyone else does!

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Crossing the Delaware”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Loved taking the Ferry! My husband and I took our bikes across to Lewes DE and rode into town to spend the day. Makes travel so much more relaxing and enjoyable. Lots of comfortable seating, snacks and beautiful view.

Visited June 2013
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great beach forth young kids”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a wonderful state park. The beach next to the fishing pier is perfect for families with kids. When the tide goes out in the morning, the water is shallow even 15 feet out. This gives kids ages 3 to 8 the ability to stand in the water even if they are not strong swimmers. Older kids can go further out. Restrooms and the shop are nearby. There are also wonderful kayak tours for ages 8 and up. Other activities include: a educational seashore center, the WWII towers, walking and biking trails. We always have a wonderful family day unplugged from everything at this state park.

Visited May 2013
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Cape Henlopen State Park is well kept up. It's very beautiful. Plenty of parking. This is quite a large park with beaches, history, towers, & a beachhouse!

Visited May 2013
Thank Fay O
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