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Cape Henlopen State Park- Cape Henlopen has always been a popular area, valuable for its natural resources as well as for commercial shipping, military defense, and recreation.
Delaware Seashore State Park- Delaware Seashore State Park is bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth and Indian River Bays.
Fenwick Island State Park- Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, Fenwick Island State Park is a relaxing escape from the summer crowds.
Holts Landing State Park- The property that is now Holts Landing State Park has a long recorded history as a small family farm.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge- Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located near the western shore of Delaware Bay. The refuge was established to conserve an important segment of the Delaware Bay marshes, to protect migrating and wintering waterfowl habitat.
Trap Pond State Park- Freshwater wetlands once covered a large portion of southwestern Sussex County. Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp's original beauty and mystery.

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Delaware Seashore State Park
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Delaware Seashore State Park
Description - Southern Delaware is the least populated region of the state. Its eastern coast contains numerous natural areas and beaches. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach are popular summertime tourist destinations. Inland is a patchwork of small rural communities and farmlands lying on sandy soil.

Attractions - Southern Delaware affectionately encompasses the Delmarva Peninsula. Nestled between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, the lands were first inhabited by Native Americans who found fulfillment in the maritime-rich environment. Today, backcountry roads, town fairs and rural farms dominate the viewscape. Twenty-five miles of beachfront entertain crowds offering fine restaurants, nightlife, and jazz feasts along the beautiful sun drenched strip. Nature lovers will find delight in the miles of trails, clean swimming waters, and quiet wildlife habitats.

Recreation - Throughout southern Delaware, tourist and residents alike enjoy historic towns, beach communities, golfing opportunities, guided tours and cruises, dolphin and whale watching expeditions, fishing piers, water sports, horseback riding, ice skating, performing arts, and four state parks where hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreations are pursued.

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.

Location - Southern Region - Sussex County falls is the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula bordered by Maryland and the Delaware Bay.


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The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway , Dover, DE, 19901, Phone: 800-441-8846

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Delaware Travel Regions - Divided into northern, central and southern travel regions, the nation's second smallest state features a great number of cultural and historical attractions while preserving its bountiful natural resources.

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The Delaware Tourism Office - Official agency website.

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