Cape Henlopen State Park Travel Guide

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Cape Henlopen State Park Things to Do

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    by tpangelinan Updated Oct 27, 2003

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    Cape Henlopen is a family park for all type. If you have a 4 wheel drive you can drive on the beach and go fishing, or go for a bike ride on the bike path. This entrance is right around the corner from Rehoboth Beach, quick bike ride over.

    Cape Henlopen Entrance
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    by tpangelinan Written Oct 31, 2003

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    Grab your bike and follow the path just inside the entrance to the left. A nice easy ride down a gravel road about a half mile or so that leads to the lookout point over the pond area, full of all kinds of water fowl and photo ops! Have your lunch up there with a great view! Very nice lookout with signs that tell you what kind of wildlife you may see and benches to sit.

    Have a picnic lunch
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Cape Henlopen State Park Nightlife

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    by tpangelinan Written Oct 31, 2003

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    A sunset walk on the with the one you love, there's nothing better! Your just about the only one there! It's so peaceful and romantic. Give it a try if you haven't!

    Sunset walks
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Cape Henlopen State Park Transportation

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    by tpangelinan Written Oct 31, 2003

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    Any type of bike would do fine on this trail really, the path is of fine ground gravel as the road, there is a four wheel path also. Very easy ride and pretty smooth and well kept. Lots of great spots to stop for photos.

    Grab your bike, it's good for ya!
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Cape Henlopen State Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by tpangelinan Written Oct 31, 2003

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    Bug spray is a good idea! Kind of a marsh really, so you can kinda guess what is comin' in for a landin'! You know the drill. This view is of the two WWII Cape Henlopen lookout towers on the beach overlooking the man made Gordon's Pond.

    View from lookout point toward the ocean
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Cape Henlopen State Park Off The Beaten Path

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    by tpangelinan Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Go down the bike path and there are many places to stop for views of the wildlife. Many beautiful birds together wading in the water feeding. Wonderful photo ops at every turn!

    Beautiful wildlife
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Cape Henlopen State Park Favorites

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    by tpangelinan Written Nov 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Gordon's Pond was the result of nature and man. Back in the 1600's there was only wetlands here known as Martin's vineyard. Pirate roamed the Cape in those early days and raided the town of Lewis more than once. In 1725 the land went to Thomas Gordon and remained in the family for several generations. Nature made the pond by ocean water and winds combined which made the pond now known as Gordon's Pond. The government built drainage ditches in 1930's. Work stopped during WWII do to the Army took over, the observation towers were built are still here and can be toured. In 1960's 2 dikes were built to control the water levels and in 1990's was upgraded. Now it's a wonderful place for viewing the local wildlife!

    Gordon's Pond
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    by tpangelinan Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Swimming with lifeguards on duty, Bathhouse with food concessions, Surf fishing or Fishing from 1/4-mile fishing pier,
    Dunes that you can walk on, tour the WWII observation tower, 18-Hole Disc Golf Course, tennis, basketball, softball fields, Nature Trails with Guides, sea side nature center information about individual or group programs call 302-645-6852 or write The Seaside Nature Center, 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958

    So much to do so little time
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