Sports / Outdoor Activites

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Agritourism

Biking

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Fishing

Fun On The Farm

Golf

Hockey

Hunting

On The Water

Racing

State/County/City/Regional Outdoor Opportunities

Agritourism

Cowgill’s Corner Sheep & Wool Farm

7299 Bayside Drive, Dover
302-734-5743

Working farm Bed & Breakfast. Border collies working flock of sheep, beef cattle, llamas.

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover
302-734-1618
www.agriculturalmuseum.org

19th century village, programs and special events throughout the year. Call for a calendar.

Delware Christmas Tree Growers Association

www.delawarechristmastreegrowersassn.com

Sam Yoder Farm & Store

89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston
302-398-6106
www.samyoderfarm.com

Baked good, fruits & vegetables, plants. Farm tours and historical farm equipment. Open all year.

Biking

Kent County Tourism

435 N. Dupont Highway, Dover
800-233-5368

Call for area biking maps and information. Amish Country Bike Tour held annually, first Saturday after Labor Day.

Delaware Bicycle Council

302-760-BIKE
Visit the wesite

Our mission is to promote and enhance bicycling in Delaware.

Route 9 Scenic Byway

Visit the website

Cycling or driving, this federally designated scenic route will take you through fishing villages, marshes, views of Delaware Bay and more.
 

BMX Biking First State BMX, Milford

302-424-4408
www.firststatebmx.com

Call for track schedule, clinics, etc.

Birding

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

2501 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna
302-653-6872
http://bombayhook.fws.gov
Birdwatching, hiking, nature programs, annual festivals.

Delmarva Birding Weekend
P.O. Box 669, Salisbury, MD 21803
443-944-8097
www.delmarvabirdingweekend.org

Fishing

Don Murray Professional Bass Fishing Guide

149 Carter Ave. Dover, DE 19901
302-697-0557
www.goinfishin101.com

Don being a successful professional angler over the years has had the opportunity to have many secrets of the trade shared with him and now he is willing to share these tips with you on your next fishing trip with GOIN' FISHIN ADVENTURES

Delaware Bay Fishing Donovan’s Dock

42 Murderkill Avenue, Frederica 19946 
302-335-3500

May through October, Daily. Delaware Bay fishing near Dover and Milford. Bait included and rods for rent. Ice and tackle available at the dock.

Paskey’s Wharf Tradewinds Fishing 

Wyatt Street, Bowers Beach 19946 
302-422-3474
www.tradewinds111.com

May through October. Delaware Bay headboat fishing sails daily; afternoon charters available.

Russell’s Fishing, Inc.

At JP’s Wharf, Bowers Beach
302-335-FISH or 302-363-0356
www.russellsfishing.com

Head boats sail daily at 7AM.

Fishing/Freshwater

Contact the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-4431.

  • Killens Pond, Frederica
  • Andrews Lake, Frederica
  • Silver Lake, Dover
  • Blairs Pond, Milford
  • Lake Como, Smyrna
  • Mud Mill Pond, Marydel
  • Garrisons Lake, Smyrna
  • Haven Lake, Milford
  • Griffiths Lake, Milford
  • McColley Pond, Frederica
  • MCGinnis Pond, Canterbury

Fun On The Farm

Lister Acres

5417 Milford-Harrington Highway, Harrington
302-398-9277
www.listeracres.tripod.com

Corn maze, haunted forest, barnyard animals, fall decorations and more.

Winkler Farms

14255 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington
302-398-3406

Fresh produce, farm tours, hay rides, corn maze and more.

Loblolly Acres

3893 Turkey Point Road, Woodside
302-284-9255

Farm experience and petting zoo plus Christmas shop.

Fifer Orchards

1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming
302-697-2141
www.fiferorchards.com

April through December. Quality produce and country store. Pick your own strawberries, flower and pumpkins.

Wicked R Western Productions

2621 Sandy Bend Road, Wyoming 302-492-3327
www.wickedr.com

Good ol’ western fun. Wicked Woods, Family Fall Fun, riding lessons, Summer fun petting zoo, bull riding clinic, overnight dude ranch and more. New indoor riding arena.

Stoneyfield Stables

302-653-0579
www.stoneyfieldstables.com

Riding Lessons, trail rides

Gaines Farm and Kennels

1948 Hopkins Cemetery Road
Harrington, Delaware 19952
302-398-0185

I offer herding dog training, Delaware grown Christmas trees, are the home site for FIRST STATE BORDER PATROL the goose control service (www.firststateborderpatrol.com) and are the base training site for the DELMARVA WORKING DOG GROUP. You can see all of the farm fun at www.gainesfarmandkennels.com. My saying is, " It's not the size of the farm, but what you're doing with it!"

Golf

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course 

1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia
302-697-8204

Dover Par 3 Golf and Batting Cages

924 Artis Drive, Dover 302-674-827
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Garrisons Lake Golf Club

101 Fairways Circle E Smyrna, DE 19977
302-674-8275
www.garrisonslakegolf.com

Hockey

Centre Ice Rink

www.skateatthefair.com

Hunting

Marshtown Hunting Preserve

302-528-1203
www.marshtown.net

The Preserve is open to the public six days a week. The Marshtown Hunting Preserve is located at Routes 1 and 8 in Dover Delaware. Our fields are open Tuesday through Saturday and we offer Pheasant, Quail and Chuckar hunts. Hunt with one of our guides or your own dog in one of our many fields. Great membership packages are also available. Reservations are required. Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife 302-739-9918 for information on licenses and hunting maps in the state. www.dnrec.state.de.us/fw/hunting.htm Dover Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Skeet Range From novice to expert, this range has three skeet fields. Range one and two are primarily used for skeet with targets thrown from a high and low location. Range three is set up for Five Stand shooting where targets are thrown from eight different locations as shooters are positioned in five predetermined stations. Range experts on hand Wednesdays, 2-6PM; Saturdays, 9-4; Sundays, 9-1. The range is open to all eligible members, including non DOD civilians with special admittance. Please call 302-677-5553 or 302-677-3959 for information.

On The Water

Quest Fitness & Kayak Mark Carter

302-422-8808
www.questfitnesskayak.com

DelMarVa Stand Up Paddle / Windsurfing

301.651.0542
www.delmarvaboardsports.com
 

Killens Pond Water Park

5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton 19943
302-284-4526
www.destateparks.com

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Two spiraling slides, interactive water features and a tot lot and baby pool with bubblers and frog slides. EcoDelaware 800-445-4935, Extension 113 www.ecodelaware.com Celebrate Summer with ecoDelaware.com! This Saturday is a day of "firsts" for the First State. On one hand, it's the first official day of summer. And on the other hand, it's the first summer during which gasoline will average $4 per gallon or more. Fortunately there's a silver lining. This year marks the first official summer of ecoDelaware.com. This new website serves as a lifeline anyone can use to find outdoor events and destinations within a short drive. Please help us spread the word, and if you have the means, link it to your website today.The mission of ecoDelaware.com is to increase awareness, appreciation and, ultimately, environmental stewardship for Delaware's creeks, rivers, and estuaries. It was created by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary using funds from the Delaware Economic Development Office. For more information, please read our previous press release, or call Shaun Bailey at (800) 445-4935, extension 113.

Racing

Dover International Speedway

www.doverspeedway.com

Monster Racing Excitement

www.monsterracing.com

State/County/City/Regional Outdoor Opportunities 

Proposed First State National Historical Park

Kent County Parks & Recreation

555 Bay Road, Dover
302-744-2490
www.county.kent.de.us

Parks, conservation areas, lakes and greenways. Call for seasonal program. Events and activities ongoing all year.

City of Dover Parks and Recreation

1210 White Oak Road, Dover
302-736-7050
Visit website

Silver Lake Park, sports fields, swimming, recreational programs for all ages, bus trips, concerts and more.

Mispillion Riverwalk Greenway

Downtown Milford.
302-422-3344
www.downtownmilford.org

Scenic walking path, parks, inns, eateries, special events.

Delmarva Low Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE)

800-852-0335
www.delmarvalite.org

Nature-based tourism experiences throughout Delmarva. Call for more information on activities.

Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery

1683 Peach Basket Road, Felton
302-284-9463

Picnics, tours, parties, weddings and catering on a beautiful 400 acre site.

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR)

818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover 19901
302-739-3436
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Mon – Fri 8AM –4:30PM Sat. 10AM-2PM Salt march and open water habitats around the St. Jones River near Dover. Environmental research center with nature programs and boat trips. Call for programs.

Delaware State Parks – Killens Pond

5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton 19943
302-284-4526
www.destateparks.com

Open year round, 8Am to sunset. Fee season runs May 1 to Oct. 31. Boat rentals, boat ramp, camping and cabins, trails, nature center, programs, concerts, water park, pavilions, disc golf, fishing, playground and more. Call for programs or check website.

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve

302-422-1329
www.dnrec.delaware.gov

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford. Operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, the center is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, May 23 to June 30. Beginning July 1, the center is open 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The nature center grounds will remain open each day until sundown. The distinctive red-roofed center includes an observation deck with telescopes to view the harbor, bay and shoreline and the more than 130 species of fish, shellfish, waterfowl and birds that populate the area. Outdoor tanks with live, adult horseshoe crabs allow visitors to see and touch one of the longest-surviving creatures on earth. Inside the center visitors can view shorebirds and horseshoe crabs along the shoreline more than 100 yards away, courtesy of a remote camera and a 42-inch plasma viewing screen.

For more information, contact Dawn Webb, Center Manager, at 302-422-1329 or visit DNREC’s website, www.dnrec.delaware.gov

State Scenic Highway, Rt. 9

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Abbott’s Mill

15411 Abbotts Pond Road
Milford, Delaware
302-422-0847