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"Summer afternoon—to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."

~ Henry James ~

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This week's blog post features some great news for lovers of Cape Henlopen State Park, detailing new legislation that will help to preserve the natural wonders of the park. Be sure to read the full post on our website!

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Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park

With New Legislation, Cape Henlopen Will Continue to be a Natural Wonder

I’ve written often about all of the wonderful reasons to spend time at Cape Henlopen State Park (, and virtually every post has emphasized its vast acreage filled with natural wonders. The forests filled with aromatic pines. The marshlands that can be traversed by raised biking and hiking trails. Gordon’s Pond, which brims with wildlife. And miles of a shoreline stretching from Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, with multiple places to swim, fish, and simply enjoy the views.

An unfortunate impact of all of this is that the park is loved a bit too much, with capacity crowds that often lead it to close for a few hours at midday on Summer days....

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This Week's Featured Events!

Artillery Demonstration at Fort Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 20th - 12:30pm

Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces! Programs meet at the Orientation Building. Free with park entrance fee.

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Seaglass Jewelry
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 20th - 2pm-3:30pm

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person!

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Sip & Stroll at the Zoo
Brandywine Zoo - July 20th - 5pm-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back eve at our Thursday night happy hour series. Adult beverages will be available from Bellefonte Brewing and Dogfish Head, as well as wine, and food from local vendors, and ice cream from Hy-Point This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages! July’s Sip & Stroll will have live music by Tim Jaudon.

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Night Sounds Pontoon Tour
Trap Pond State Park - July 20th - 8pm

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park’s pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.

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Seining the Bay
Holts Landing State Park - July 21st - 10am

Use a 20-foot seining net to catch fish, crabs, and other marine critters. Learn to identify each species and discover their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. $5 per person!

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Stories Around the Campfire
White Clay Creek State Park - July 21st - 7pm

Join local storyteller Clem Bowen for a lively and interactive stories around the campfire circle at the Nature Center. Free Program, please call to pre-register 302-368-6900. Sponsored by Delaware Division of the Arts.

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High Noon
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 21st - 8pm-9:15pm

High Noon is the East Coast's Premier Southern Rock tribute band featuring hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws, and much more. Journey back to a golden age of live music, and experience once again the raw power of all your favorite anthems from the founding fathers of Southern rock.

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Fairies in the Pollinator Garden
Brandywine Creek State Park - July 22nd - 9am-10am

Our pollinator garden has attracted something else besides insects — fairies! We’ll learn folklore about why fairies like flowers so much and then walk through the garden in search of beautiful fairies hiding amongst the flowers! This scavenger hunt is great for all ages. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740.

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Explore the Shore
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 22nd - 9am-10am

Grab a hand net and search for fishes, crabs and other aquatic life on the bay flats and uncover how they adapt to this changing habitat. Wear secure shoes that can get wet and muddy (no flip-flops). $5 per person. For ages 7 and older with an adult.

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Walking Tour
Fort DuPont State Park - July 22nd - 10am-11am

From the 1920s to the 1940s, Fort DuPont was a thriving military community, filled with people of lots of different backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the stories of this amazing place and the people who lived here have been passed down to us. Join a park historian to experience Fort DuPont and hear the stories of its past in this one-hour base tour. The tour is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

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Herbal Vinegars: From Seed to Culinary Delight
Inland Bays Garden Center - July 22nd - 10am-12pm

Emily Peterson and Susan Trone are Master Gardeners from Sussex County who enjoy the pleasures of growing herbs and cooking with them. Homemade vinegars are fun to make and use as well as great gifts! Following the demonstration, you’ll be able to make your own vinegars to take home.

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Behind the Scenes Tour
Fort Delaware State Park - July 22nd - 1pm

Take a tour of the fort "off the beaten track" with park staff, visiting areas not normally open to the public. Learn about the challenges of restoration and a living history program. Tours limited to 15 persons, cost $5 per person, not recommended for young children. First come, first served.

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70's Flashback
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 22nd - 8pm-9:15pm

Amidst a decade of social and political upheaval, the 1970’s laid the foundation for multiple musical styles that continue to captivate the world and influence today’s artists. Rock, pop, folk, soul, disco & punk all carved out their places on our radios and turntables.

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Night Program: Owls
Killens Pond State Park - July 22nd - 8pm-9pm

Owls are masters of the night. Join us to learn about owls and if we are lucky, hear one! Program will include a 1.5 mile hike. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person!

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Dip-Netting Discovery
Lums Pond State Park - July 23rd - 11am

Do you want to know what lives in Lums Pond? Come grab a net and find out! Pre-registration is required. To register, call the park office at 302-368-6989. Free!

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Panning for Creek Gems
White Clay Creek State Park - July 23rd - 1pm-2pm

Pan the creek for garnets, magnetite, and other shiny treasures! We will provide pie plates with holes in them for advanced registered participants. Water shoes and towel recommended. Cost is $6 per person!

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Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Band
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 23rd - 8pm-9:15pm

The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a talented and committed group of musicians and vocalists whose roots are in gospel music. They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier band of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Earth, Wind and Fire. Selling out venues globally, the grammy-award wininng band continues to record and perform for an endearing fan base……… still going strong for over four decades.

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Dolphin Watch
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 25th - 9am-10am

Look for bottlenose dolphins from our shore overlook and find out why they swim within sight of our beaches. $5 per person. For ages 7 and older with an adult.

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Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve
Delaware Seashore State Park - July 25th - 9am-10:30am

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person.

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Birding - Feeder Frenzy
Inland Bays Garden Center - July 25th - 10am-12pm

Do you know what birds eat? Learn about how birds disperse seeds, pollinate plants, and more! Explore the Garden Center searching for different types of birds and some of their favorite snacks, like caterpillars! The program will also include a take-home project to help people bring their new knowledge & skills back to their own gardens!

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PAWS for Reading
Inland Bays Garden Center - July 25th - 4pm-5pm

Well-trained teams of dogs & owners provide a supportive and fun way for kids to gain confidence in reading aloud! Children read for 15 minutes and may bring their own book if they wish. Ages 5+. Must call to register (302) 858-5518.

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Beach Wagon Rides
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 25th - 5pm & 6pm

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach aboard an all-abilities wagon pulled by a tractor. Highlights may include seeing dolphins and other evening wildlife. $9 per person. For ages 5 and up with an adult.

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Lewes Summer Concert Series
Big Hat No Cattle - July 25th - 7pm

Stango Park - these concerts are free to the public and family friendly. We welcome you to bring a chair or blanket, snacks, drinks, and your love of music. Oh, and dancing is encouraged!

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Crabbing 101
Delaware Seashore State Park - July 26th - 10am-11:30am

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules and regulations. Then try your hand at catching those tasty crustaceans! Catch and release. All participants, observers, and chaperones must purchase a ticket. Online program registration ends 24 hours before the program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $6 per person!

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The Teenage Satellites
Bethany Beach Bandstand - July 26th - 7:30pm-9pm

The Teenage Satellites are a pop/rock/alternative band from Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, raging in ages from 12 to 15. The band formed in December 2021 with Jamie, Brayden, and Jase. Deciding they needed a lead singer, they reached out to Anna who came to a practice and the four of them meshed well. The quartet practiced 3 times that first week and headed out to a "Young Musicians Showcase" where they played well and received some good feedback. The Teenage Satellites were born.

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Canalfront Park - July 27th - 6:30pm

Come see Jack and the Beanstalk as part of the Playhouse in the Park from the Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre!

More Info Here!

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