What to See When You RV - Delaware Edition

Posted on March 21, 2018

Delaware is abounding in American history and coastal charm. In addition to historical sites, beaches, zoos, and museums in the state, Assateague Island contains salt marshes and sandy beaches, coastal bays and maritime forests. See egrets, deer and feral horses, which are rounded up by saltwater cowboys at sunrise. A wonderful way to see much of the island is by kayak or boat. Drive a four-wheeler on the beach, collect seashells, go clamming, surf fishing or swimming.

Appreciate the cobblestone streets of historic New Castle and experience the Colonial charm of this piece of American history. Shop, have lunch or explore this cozy riverside city. In May and June, experience the noted events of A Day in New Castle and Separation Day, respectively. Shaded sidewalks, immaculate gardens, and scenic Battery Park entice the visitor.

For a true beach experience, walk to the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware Seashore State Park campground. Campsites can accommodate large RVs, such as the Class A motorhome or the Class C motorhome. One caveat, though - you are not allowed to bring firewood into the state due to concern for the spread of harmful insects to their trees. So if you plan to build campfires, you must purchase wood from them.

Most of the state parks offer a summer concert series. You are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and chair. If you are musically inclined and wish to participate in one of the concerts, complete a request form and send to the park of your choice prior to your arrival. The Class A toy hauler provides plenty of storage space for any musical equipment you wish to bring. This motorhome, as your refuge, while traveling throughout the state, provides the best of both worlds - great space for your playthings and plenty of comfort for the family.

In Wilmington, visit the Hagley Museum and Library and see the beautiful gardens and the changing of the leaves in the fall. The museum offers hay rides for the delight of the children and a tour of the DuPont family home, Eleutherian Mills. Enjoy the pristine Riverwalk, be awestruck by the foliage, people watch, bird watch or observe the boat rowers. Also, miniature golf, ice cream, riverboat dining and water taxis can round out your day. So much to do!

Whether driving a gas RV or a diesel RV, motorhomes are the perfect way to enjoy the Eastern United States. They allow you to see the country in all its splendor. Fort Delaware in Delaware City is a good example of living history. Located on Pea Patch Island, a half-mile ferry ride from the mainland, it once held Confederate prisoners. Docents dressed in period costumes provide a lively history lesson and introduce you to hands-on experiences, such as wielding a blacksmith’s hammer. Pack a picnic basket and take pleasure in an al fresco lunch. Afterward, look for the different kinds of birds in the marshes, or hike to the observation point for a nature study and photographic opportunity.

Bringing along all the conveniences for a long trip will make it more relaxing. Store them in a spacious RUV (recreational utility vehicle). Make your RV the base for exploring the numerous sites and locales along the way so you can enjoy all that Delaware has to offer.

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