Top Kayaking Spots in Delaware’s Quaint Villages

Whether you bring your own kayak or looking to rent one for the day, we’ve got a list of top places to kayak and discover the waterways of Kent County, Delaware. Paddle through the soothing Delaware Bay, ponds, and lakes throughout Delaware’s Quaint Villages.

Kayaking Rentals:

Milford, Delaware:

Abbotts Mill Nature Center
(Single/Tandem Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboards available as well)
15411 Abbott’s Pond Road
Milford, Delaware 19963
Phone: (302)-422-0847

Rentals Availability:

May – September
Self-serve station, reservations only by Quest Adventures (call or text: 302-745-2925)

Felton, Delaware:

Killens Pond State Park
(Canoe and Pedal Boats available as well)
5025 Killens Pond Road
Felton, Delaware 19943
Phone: (302) 284-4526

Rentals Availability:

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day

  • 10am-6pm daily

Weekends in May, September, and Mid- October:

  • 10am -6pm

Kayak Launch Areas:   

Before launching your small craft boats, kayak, canoe etc, we recommend visiting Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls (DNREC) website for the latest information, weather forecast, wind, and tides reports.

Below is just a snapshot of the many locations where you can launch kayaks and other small craft boats. For more information and a map for the locations below, click here.


Downtown Milford Floating Dock

Tubmill Pond

Blairs Pond


Little Creek Boating and Fishing Area

Silver Lake Park

Port Mahon

Lebanon Landing

Moore’s Lake


Lake Como

Garrisons Lake

Woodland Beach


Coursey Pond


Mud Mill Pond

Bowers Beach

Make your outdoor kayaking excursion a long getaway. Stay at comfy lodging and B&Bs, revel in local eateries and craft beverages, find unique treasures at our specialty shops,  check out family-friendly events and festivals, or discover Delaware’s history and cultural sites.  Looking for other outdoor activities to explore? Discover our nature & outdoor section on our site for more information and ideas for nature getaways.  

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