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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Destination - Lewes, Delaware

Lewes, DE has so much to offer summer travelers, - pristine beaches, chic boutiques, upscale eateries, outdoor activities.
The town of Lewes is home to the 5,000-acre Cape Henlopen State Park that has 2 swimming beaches, nature trails and a fishing pier.
It is filled with cedar-paneled beach cottages and historic houses, - and the town is also called "the first town in the first state." It's Delaware's "Saltiest Town" which has reinvented itself as a tourist destination.

Here are 5 things to do in Lewes if you're in town:
  • Take a walk in Cape Henlopen State Park and climb to the top of the World War II observation tower that offers panoramic views of the coast and park.
  • You can go fishing at one of the bays in and around the town or take a ride on a chartered boat.
  • Take a tour of historic houses in Lewes. Guides are available at Lewes Historical Society.
  • Stroll along Roosevelt Inlet and look for shipwreck remains from a 1700's-era wreck occasionally wash up on the shore.
  • Visit farmer's market on Shipcarpenter Street on Saturday mornings. The market also boasts produce, cookies, bread and other baked goodies.