White Clay Creek Fest!

Creek Fest 2009

  Where: White Clay Creek State Park; the picnic grove in Carpenter Recreation Area off 896 When: May 5th, 12-4pm   (Rain date 5/6) What: Creek Fest + pre-fest hike Start out with a hike to the Arc Corner Memorial and learn some history about the site, then have fun at the fest, which has food, music, vendors, and (maybe) water ice! :P 11:00am Arc Corner Hike … [Read more...]

Take a Kid Fishing! Days at DE State Parks

fishing with kids

Got a budding fisherman, aged 6-15? Thanks to DNREC's Aquatic Resource Education Center and Delaware State Parks, your child and a parent/guardian can cast a line for free (park admission not included) on Take a Kid Fishing! days. Take a Kid Fishing! days feature activity stations and prizes, and fishing equipment is provided as staff teach fundamental fishing skills and … [Read more...]

February at White Clay Creek State Park


Update: Nature classes 2/11 have been canceled due to expected snow. Saturday Feb 11th 10:15 to 11 am at the Nature Center: Nature Babies - For kids under 2 years / $4 per child Nature Nuggets- For kids 2 & 3 years / $5 per child Nature Explorers - For kids 4 to 6 years / $5 per child Also on Saturdays March 10th, April 14th, May 19th. Guardian must … [Read more...]

DE Annual Acorn Collection Day October 1st

acorn collection day

It's that time of year again! Volunteers are still needed for the 7th Annual Acorn Collection Day taking place on Saturday, October 1st. “We have quite a few volunteers signed up, but we could definitely use more. More volunteers mean more acorns – and more oak trees in the future,” said Lynne Staub, event coordinator for Acorn Collection Day. “Oak trees expand wooded areas … [Read more...]

The Family Fun Delaware Summer Bucket List


Stuff we want to do and food we wanna eat, as a family before summer's end... how much will we get to cross off our list? Jake: 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 2. dog park 3. bike on a trail 4. New York City 5. Franklin Institute 6. Philly Art Museum 7. Crime Museum in DC 8. Spy Museum in DC 9. a concert- doesn't matter who, can be a local band as long … [Read more...]

The Delaware Great Parks Pursuit

delaware fall outdoor activities for the family

I love a challenge! The Delaware Great Parks Pursuit is funded by Nemours Health and Prevention Services in an effort to encourage families and kids to get outdoors for a healthy lifestyle. It offers up to 25 different fun activities to choose from and some prizes as incentive: Complete 12 or more activities and receive a 2011 Delaware State Parks Annual Pass (Gold … [Read more...]

Acorn Collection Day

acorn collection day

Volunteers are needed! What: DNREC’s 6th Annual Acorn Collection Day Where: New Castle County Lums Pond State Park 1068 Howell School Rd. Bear, Del. 19701 Meet at Area 2, first parking lot Kent County Smyrna Rest Area 5500 DuPont Highway Smyrna, Del. 19977 Meet at the building entrance Sussex County Holts Landing State Park Holts Landing Road Millville, … [Read more...]

Up to 50% Off Camping at Delaware State Parks!

Kids backyard tent camping

Camp weeknights (Sunday night through Thursday night) between September 19 and November 19, including holidays, and get a 50% discount! This offer is good on all family campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and camping cabins at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, Killens Pond, Lums Pond or Trap Pond State Parks, and for the Cottages at the Indian River Marina. Reservations … [Read more...]