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.
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Killens Pond State Park
- 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.
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.
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.