Bear Things to Do
visit the New Castle Farmers' Market
This is a huge, metal-and-concrete-block, one-story building with wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor stuff.
It is one booth after another of odds-and-ends that you might want to buy.
There are farm goods (in season: corn, strawberries, peaches, apples, beans, etc.etc.).
You can get straw hats, or pottery for the yard or furniture or jewelry (mostly trinkets) or back-scratchers (I still have mine) or shoes/boots or shirts and pants or just about anything you can think of.
My wife loves these places so we spent well into two hours here and came away with some souveniers to take home to the kids (and a back-scratcher for me and a ceramic vase for my wife).
Ear plugs would be a good thing to bring with you (or you probably can find a pair there).
And there are no rest areas (except a couple of table/chairs at the two eateries inside).
There is plenty of parking space but the parking lot is pretty beat up so watch out for potholes and mudpuddles.Related to:
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875 Pulaski Highway, Bear, Delaware, 19701, United States
Good for: Families
2000 Varsity Lane, Bear, Delaware, 19701, United States
270 Brandywine Drive, Bear, Delaware, 19701, United States
This is an adult restaurant (bar and grill) with specials like football sunday and ladies night and poker nights and two for one specials on first drink before 5pm.The food is pretty good. For under $10 you can get a large portion cheese steak or chicken steak sandwich with a small salad. And if you are really crazy you can try their ice cream made...more
We had breakfast at the Bear Diner. Pancakes, waffles, omlette, toast, coffee, danish all served with a copy of the morning paper and a smile from the waitress.Small local diner with no frills; good food, good price.The place was clean and the service was fast (only two other customers there).Fed four for breakfast for $20 including tip. I am...more
With the word Texas in the name of the restaurant, I bet you think that beef is main item on the menu. And you 'd be 100% correctomundo.They have a steak platter called "Road Kill" that is tremendous. Inch-thick slab of the most tenderest hunk of cow served up in its own juices on a hot metal plate.The ambiance is a mix of mild-trucker mixed with...more
There are several live cameras viewing traffic conditions around Bear, DE.
Just access the website below and when that page comes up, then choose DE1&US40
or US40&US13.Related to:
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Bear Local Customs
Once a month during the summer (May through September), car collectors and rebuilders from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware come to show off some of their hottest cars. The event attracts local radio personalities and entertainers who are there for free entertainment.
The venue is the Fox Run Shopping Center (at the corner of Route 40 and Route 72). You can stop by the ACME store to pick up the flyer describing the event for the month and the exact times and dates for the current year.Related to:
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Bear Warnings and Dangers
low crime rate
Crime rates in the Bear, DE area are in the one per ten thousand region; very low.
Vandalism and Petty Thefts are the most common.
Use normal "tourist caution" when in Bear and you should have no problems. Lock car doors and hotel rooms (use the latch-chain); don't walk alone very late at night; use common sense.
There are 30 registered sex offenders in Bear, DE.
See the website below for details.Related to:
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Bear Off The Beaten Path
Lums Pond State Park
This is an excellent park for outdoor activities: horse-back riding, hiking, birding, fishing, swimming.
Lums Pond has a supervised beach and boat rentals (kayaks, row boats).
There is a limited access boat launch for your boat if you tow it to the park.
There is a nature center where you can find information on indigenous species to be found in the park. There are pavilions and picnic tables and standing grills for those who want to picnic.
Cabins are available in the park's camp grounds.
There are playgrounds and restrooms and ball courts/fields; snack bar and community center.
It is just about as complete a park as you will find on the east coast of USA.
to get there:
it is southwest of Bear, DE on route 896, south of route us40Related to:
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- National/State Park
New Castle County is where Bear is. The county is the northernmost county in Delaware.The county seat is over in Wilmington and the weighted-center of the state population is in this county. It is by far the most populated with the most traffic and the most industry in the state. Luckily Bear is in a more rural section of the county and is spared...more
Bear is far enough inland that the localized influence of the ocean temperatures have little effect on the areas weather. The temperature changes in each season are less than what people on the Jersey coast experience.Winters are not mild but they definitely are not any way as harsh as those we experience in Western New York State. A foot of snow...more
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