One of our favorite places for families to visit in the Rehoboth Beach area, Cape Henlopen State Park is home to beaches, hiking and biking trails, basketball courts, a disc golf course, and much more!
It is also a wonderful place to go if you are looking for an opportunity for your family to learn about the environment and the animals inhabiting the land and water around you while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach.
Each Saturday in February you and your children can participate in some unique learning opportunities at the park.
Whether you are interested in a nature hike or a history lesson, the perfect winter event awaits you just 20 minutes from The Avenue.
Gordons Pond Winter Hike
A quiet, relaxing trail perfect for biking or hiking on a Saturday morning, Gordons Pond is a wonderful place to visit regardless of season. Enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery as you watch for birds and other animals heading to the pond for a drink of water.
A group hike of Gordons Pond Trail takes place on Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Volunteer Trail Day
Provide your family with a fun lesson in volunteerism on Volunteer Trail Day at Cape Henlopen State Park. Join community members at the park’s Seaside Nature Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 for your assignment.
Light maintenance on park trails will be performed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Schroeder: An Artist at Fort Miles
Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind an artist’s paintings? Head to Cape Henlopen State Park to learn more about the work of artist Howard Schroeder with our historic interpreters.
Schroeder served as a mine planter during World War II, and much of his artwork is based off of his experiences along the coast during the war.
This event costs just $5 to participate in, and there will be sessions from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on both February 11 and February 18.
Lantern Tour of Fort Miles
Enjoy an evening of exploration by lantern light on Saturday, February 11 with the Lantern Tour of Fort Miles.
Taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the event provides a chance for history buffs to learn more about our area’s World War II history.
Fort Miles Battery 519 Tour
If you miss out on the February 11 lantern tour, there are more opportunities to explore Fort Miles in the daylight on Saturday, February 18. Tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring the whole family along to see how Fort Miles operated during the war, and explore the Fort Miles Museum.
Seals on the Beach
If your children love to learn about wild animals, Seals on the Beach is the perfect Cape Henlopen State Park event to bring them to.
Explore the park’s beaches and catch a glimpse of the seals that bask on them during the winter months as you learn all about their habitat and the food they eat.
The fun takes place on Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To pre-register for any of these Cape Henlopen State Park activities, please call the park at 302-645-6852. Once you’ve decided which weekend of fun best suits your family’s interests, all that is left to do is book your February vacation at The Avenue.
We can’t wait to see you here!