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December 26th, 2011

Winter Vacation, Nature Programs, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, First Hike on the First Day of the Year



I remember well when this week could either make me as a Mother or break me…..Calgon take me away….How could the children get so bored right away?  Here is where Cape Henlopen comes to play…

The Cape Henlopen State Park is located at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-645-6852. 

The Park has recreational, historic and plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature; for all ages.  Usually, a lot of the programs start at the Seaside Nature Center, right in the Park.  It opens daily, except for 12/24, 12/25 and 1/2.  Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 


If you are a resident or if you are vacationing with children at the Delaware Beaches during the Holiday Season please take note of the following:

Wednesday and Thursdays – 12/28 and 12/29 – Holiday Break for 6 to 9 years old.  Programs of Nature and Exploration.  Hands on activities, crafts and please make sure you dress to go outside.

Wednesday, 12/28 from 10 a.m. until Noon – Where are the animals at the Park and what are they doing?  Learn the skills to discover them, identify them by their tracks.  Explore the Park searching for wildlife.  The cost is $6/child.  Please call to pre-register at 302-645-6852.


Thursday, 12/29 from 10 a.m. until Noon.  Animal Winter Olympics.  How do you stack up against some of the fastest, strongest, and best adapted animals found in Delaware?  Sign up to find out by calling 302-645-6852.  The cost is $6/child. 


Friday, 12/30 – Night Programs at the Park present a Winter Moon Hike at 6:30 p.m.  Explore the Park by moonlight, searching for nocturnal life in the Park including deer and night birds.  It is for ages 7 years old and older with an adult.  $2/child.  Please call to pre-register at 302-645-6852.

Sunday, 1/1/12 – Winter Hike Series at the Park present the annual traditional First Hike, which is a 1.6 mile hike.  It is the First Hike, on the first day of the New Year, in the First Town in the First State – Kick off the New Year with a hike along some of the most scenic and interesting trails.  Look for treasures and learn how the Point is changing every year.  For more info. and to pre-register, please call 302-645-6852.


Have a good one!!…Talk to you later….

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