Discovering the Heart of Delaware

Discovering Kent County, Delaware is a breeze from Wilmington Airport (ILG) and from Wilmington’s Amtrak Station (WIL). Rent a vehicle and hit the road south on Delaware Route 1 to Central Delaware. Conveniently located between Wilmington-Brandywine Valley and Southern Delaware, Kent County is a must on your list of places to discover. Soak in the majestic country views, discover something new, or indulge in our delectable dining and libation choices.

If you’re looking to find where the locals go, relax on less-crowded bay beaches, explore wide-open outdoor recreation areas, or want to discover the history of Delaware’s state capital, Delaware’s Quaint Villages is your ideal spot.

Discover some of Delaware’s Quaint Villages “must do” activities during your visit to Kent County, Delaware:  

Smyrna

Discover the wildlife and migratory birds over 16,000 acres of protected marshes at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Drive along the 12-mile nature loop or explore the walking trails that lead to observation tours.

If you’re heading to Southern Delaware, take the scenic route along the recently designed National Scenic Byway, the Delaware Bayshore Byway (Route 9). Along the way, take in the picturesque views, stop at quaint villages, secluded bay beaches, or historical sites and museums. 

Dip your toes in one of the Bay Beaches of Kent County. Bring your favorite book, chair and the kid’s beach toys to spend the day soaking in the sun and sand.  

Press your luck at one of Delaware’s two casinos: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino. Both casinos offer hot slots, table games, delectable dining options and entertainment. 

Dover

Take a picture in front of Kent County’s favorite monster, Miles the Monster at Dover International Speedway.

Discover the quiet Amish Countryside winding roads, Amish markets, farms, and furniture-made stores.

Step back into time and hear stories of the past of the First State at one of our museums and cultural attractions in Dover, Delaware.  

Air Mobility Command Museum
John Dickinson Planation
Old State House
Biggs Museum of American Art
First State Heritage Park Walking Tour
Johnson Victrola Museum
Delaware Public Archives
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

Camden-Wyoming

Dive into a friendly game of putt-putt at Tre-Sorelle Dolce. Afterwards, reward yourself with your favorite frozen treat!

Explore a working farm with u-pick opportunities, seasonal vegetables, fruits, family-fun events and a country store at Fifer’s Farm Store.

Felton

The outdoor activities are endless at Killens Pond State Park. Take a dip at the Waterpark, rent a kayak, drop your fishing line, hike the wooded trails, set up a tent, bring in your RV, or rent a rustic cabin for an outdoor overnight stay.  

Milford

Spend the afternoon exploring Delaware’s outdoors with a stop at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center. Stroll along the pet-friendly trails, rent a stand-up paddleboard, or sign up for a tour to explore a historic working gristmill.

Step inside the DuPont Nature Center open October through March to learn more about the surrounding estuary habitat. Or hike along the boardwalk through the Mispillion Harbor tidal marshes.

Wander along Mispillion Riverwalk to spot colorful artworks along the way including painted yacht’s depicting Milford’s rich history, arts and shipbuilding industry.

Harrington

Learn something new and discover Harrington’s vibrant history in the train infrastructure and agricultural industry at Greater Harrington Historical Society.

This is just a snapshot of what you can see and do in Delaware’s Quaint Villages.  Treat yourself to a day of tax-free shopping at local retailers. Explore our local foodie and libation scene at our wineries, breweries, and distilleries.  

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