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Cape Henlopen State Park


About the Park

When the current lands of the state of Delaware were granted to William Penn sometime after 1682, Penn proclaimed that Cape Henlopen and its natural resources were to be for the common usage of the citizens of Lewes and Sussex County, thus establishing some of the nation's first "public lands." It has remained in the public domain ever since, playing a major role in local shipping and in the nation's military history. The historic Henlopen Lighthouse no longer helps to guide vessels through the treacherous bay waters, but the two stone "breakwaters" barriers off the point of the Cape, completed in 1869 and 1901, still form a safe harbor for boats during rough seas. As a Delaware state park, Cape Henlopen remains in the public domain.

Featured Program: Cruise the Canal

Featured Program: Cruise the Canal

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how Coin Beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Register online at capewatertours.com; cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE. This program will be held every Friday from June 21 to August 30. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Friday, July 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how Coin Beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Register online at capewatertours.com; cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE. This program will be held every Friday from June 21 to August 30. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park


Water, Beaches, and Trails

Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays. The park's premiere trails offer hiking and biking exploration.

A designated swimming beach, accessible from the Lewes entrance to the park, provides lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day (schedule may vary depending on staff availability).

Mobi-Mat equipment, consisting of three 30-foot mats allowing those in wheelchairs and power chairs to access the beach from the boardwalk, is also available at this location.

Camping and Cabins

Cape Henlopen's campground, set among pine-covered dunes, now includes 2-point hookups, 100-amp service on several sites, and sites to accommodate larger rigs. Twenty walk-in tent sites lie adjacent to the Waking Dunes Trail. Twelve camping cabins -- two-room individual cabins that offer an outdoor spigot and fire ring for cooking and share a communal bath house -- offer an economical alternative for vacationing at the beach. Visit our Reservations section for camping information and pricing.

Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

During World War II, the Delaware River was a chief priority for defense planners because of the access it afforded to the giant trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key piece of the nation's coastal defense at that time. Visit the Fort Miles page in our Attractions section for information about programs and tours.

Seaside Nature Center

The centerpiece of the newly-renovated Seaside Nature Center is a 495-gallon two-level touch tank, complete with viewing windows that allow visitors to see stingrays, horseshoe crabs and other species in the tank while they’re underwater. The nature center also features five 1,000-gallon tanks with local fish, exhibits that explain the different habitats within the park, a live Osprey cam (April through August), and a gift shop. A wide selection of activities and programs for children and adults are led by Seaside Nature Center staff each week.

Nature Center Hours

  • Mid-June through Labor Day
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Fall and Spring
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • November through March
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Borrow-A-Bike Program

Free bikes are available at the Seaside Nature Center on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting, for 2 hours at a time, Bikes must remain within the park and stay on the paved bike trail. For more information, call the nature center. The Borrow-A-Bike Program is a project of the Friends of Cape Henlopen.

Available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily on days when the nature center is open

Nature Preserve

Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve – Washover Barrier Spit provides the only publicly owned wild beach in Delaware incorporating dune and marsh habitat as it lies between the Delaware Bay and the Broadkill River. A portion of beachfront allows surf fishing and pedestrian use however, a majority of the Preserve is off limits to human activity for the purpose of wildlife conservation. It provides important habitat for horseshow crab spawning and shorebird feeding in the spring.

Amenities: Linear Trail on river side (pedestrian only). Parking lot, limited access to beach and Broadkill River.

Acreage: 127 acres

Upcoming Events

Squid Dissection

Saturday, July 20, 2019

11:00 AM

Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM 7/20/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, July 20, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 3:30:00 PM 7/20/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, July 20, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/20/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Calling All Creatures Camp - FULL

Monday, July 22, 2019

9:00 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Calling All Creatures Camp - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild Eats

Monday, July 22, 2019

9:30 AM

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/22/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

9:30 AM

Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/23/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 6:00:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/24/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2:00 PM

See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Snakes and Turtles See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

8:30 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/24/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/24/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, July 25, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/25/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beat the Heat Nature Program

Thursday, July 25, 2019

3:00 PM

Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 3:00:00 PM 7/25/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beat the Heat Nature Program Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, July 25, 2019

8:30 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/25/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beach Treasures

Friday, July 26, 2019

9:30 AM

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/26/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, July 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Tide-Pooling

Saturday, July 27, 2019

11:00 AM

Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life in our tide-pools at low tide. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 11:00:00 AM 7/27/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tide-Pooling Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life in our tide-pools at low tide. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, July 27, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 3:30:00 PM 7/27/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, July 27, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/27/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Park Adventurers Camp - FULL

Monday, July 29, 2019

9:00 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Park Adventurers Camp - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild Eats

Monday, July 29, 2019

9:30 AM

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9:30 AM

Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

In Search Of

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2:30 PM

Brave the wild and go in search of some of the amazing but not so obvious natural phenomena in the park. See the park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for each weeks’ search. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 12. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 2:30:00 PM 7/30/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York In Search Of Brave the wild and go in search of some of the amazing but not so obvious natural phenomena in the park. See the park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for each weeks’ search. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 12. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/30/2019 6:00:00 PM 7/30/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/31/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2:00 PM

See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Snakes and Turtles See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

8:30 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 8:30:00 PM 7/31/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 1, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/1/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beat the Heat Nature Program

Thursday, August 1, 2019

3:00 PM

Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 3:00:00 PM 8/1/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beat the Heat Nature Program Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/1/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/1/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beach Treasures

Friday, August 2, 2019

9:30 AM

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/2/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/2/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Squid Dissection

Saturday, August 3, 2019

11:00 AM

Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/3/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, August 3, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 3:30:00 PM 8/3/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 3, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 7:30:00 PM 8/3/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Weird Cape! Camp - FULL

Monday, August 5, 2019

9:00 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Weird Cape! Camp - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild Eats

Monday, August 5, 2019

9:30 AM

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/5/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

9:30 AM

Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/6/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/6/2019 6:00:00 PM 8/6/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/7/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2:00 PM

See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Snakes and Turtles See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/7/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/7/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 8, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beat the Heat Nature Program

Thursday, August 8, 2019

3:00 PM

Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 3:00:00 PM 8/8/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beat the Heat Nature Program Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, August 8, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/8/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/8/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beach Treasures

Friday, August 9, 2019

9:30 AM

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/9/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 9, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/9/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Volunteer Trails Day

Saturday, August 10, 2019

9:00 AM

Join the Friends of Cape Henlopen and take part in projects to maintain and improve our trails and park. (302) 858-6127 or go on line at www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Volunteer Trails Day Join the Friends of Cape Henlopen and take part in projects to maintain and improve our trails and park. (302) 858-6127 or go on line at www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org. Cape Henlopen State Park

Tide-Pooling

Saturday, August 10, 2019

11:00 AM

Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life in our tide-pools at low tide. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tide-Pooling Grab a hand net and search for fish, crabs and other aquatic life in our tide-pools at low tide. Wear old shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, August 10, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 3:30:00 PM 8/10/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 10, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 7:30:00 PM 8/10/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Claws and Paws Camp - FULL

Monday, August 12, 2019

9:00 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Claws and Paws Camp - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild Eats

Monday, August 12, 2019

9:30 AM

Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/12/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Wild Eats Explore the park for wild edibles and discover how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Meeting locations will vary, pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

9:30 AM

Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

In Search Of

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2:30 PM

Brave the wild and go in search of some of the amazing but not so obvious natural phenomena in the park. See the park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for each weeks’ search. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 12. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 2:30:00 PM 8/13/2019 3:30:00 PM America/New_York In Search Of Brave the wild and go in search of some of the amazing but not so obvious natural phenomena in the park. See the park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for each weeks’ search. For ages 7 and up with an adult. Limit 12. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Hayrides on the Beach

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

6:00 PM

Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/13/2019 6:00:00 PM 8/13/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hayrides on the Beach Enjoy a ride on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/14/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2:00 PM

See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Snakes and Turtles See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/14/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Thursday, August 15, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/15/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beat the Heat Nature Program

Thursday, August 15, 2019

3:00 PM

Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 3:00:00 PM 8/15/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beat the Heat Nature Program Find out about some of Cape’s bizarre, dangerous and cool critters during these entertaining programs inside our air-conditioned auditorium. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/15/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/15/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Beach Treasures

Friday, August 16, 2019

9:30 AM

Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/16/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Treasures Search the shore for shells, feathers and other “treasures” that wash up on our beaches and discover from where they came. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 16, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/16/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Squid Dissection

Saturday, August 17, 2019

11:00 AM

Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/17/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of one of the most mysterious animals during this hands-on program. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, August 17, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 3:30:00 PM 8/17/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 7:30:00 PM 8/17/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

9:30 AM

Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 8/20/2019 9:30:00 AM 8/20/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/21/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/21/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Snakes and Turtles

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

2:00 PM

See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person

Add to Calendar 8/21/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/21/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Snakes and Turtles See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40 Pre-registration required ] by calling (302) 645-6852.$3 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/22/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/22/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 23, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/23/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/23/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, August 24, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 3:30:00 PM 8/24/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 24, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 7:30:00 PM 8/24/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining the Bay

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

9:00 AM

Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/28/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/28/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Seining the Bay Explore the ecology of Delaware Bay by searching the shallows for fish, crabs and other creatures using a beach seine net. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No Reservations. Tickets available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ghost Crab Walk

Thursday, August 29, 2019

8:00 PM

Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/29/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/29/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Ghost Crab Walk Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 30, 2019

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11)

Add to Calendar 8/30/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/30/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by Cape Water Tour & Taxi and led by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area!Make your reservation online at capewatertours.com and cruises meet at 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes. $22 per person; $15 per child (ages 4 to 11) Cape Henlopen State Park

Creature Feature

Saturday, August 31, 2019

3:30 PM

Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 3:30:00 PM 8/31/2019 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Creature Feature Join a naturalist around the new Nature Center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult.FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 31, 2019

7:30 PM

Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 7:30:00 PM 8/31/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the Park’s bulletin boards or call the Nature Center for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterwards! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

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