Our Top Summer Activities Around Dover and Newark
May 12, 2023
While the state of Delaware may be small, it is filled with a number of hidden gems and exciting activities to explore—especially during the summer months. At Wilkinson Homes, our team knows just how important it is to build our new home communities within thriving cities that offer our homeowners everything they’re looking for, and both Dover and Newark capture this idea perfectly. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast or a food lover, these vibrant cities have something for everyone, so read on to see what activities you should be adding to your calendar this summer.
Explore the area around Dover
A number of our new home communities, including Noble’s Pond, Forty Nine Pines, The Orchards and Weatherstone Crossing are scattered around the bustling capital city of Dover—giving residents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a variety of exciting activities throughout the summer months.
Summer around our new home communities in Dover would not be complete without a visit to the coast. Both Pickering Beach and Bowers Beach are located incredibly close to Dover and offer the perfect destination for our homeowners to explore the tidal pools, walk along the shoreline, listen to the soothing sound of the waves and enjoy the breathtaking views the area boasts. For a more dynamic beach experience, there’s no better place to go than Delaware Seashore State Park. With six miles of pristine coastline, this state park allows you to spend the perfect summer day swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more.
Dover is also the ideal destination for any history enthusiast, and you can always find something new to see within the city at the First State Heritage Park, the Johnson Victrola Museum, the Biggs Museum of American Art and The Old State House. For natural lovers, a visit to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is always a must. This 16,000-acre refuge is stunning to see and allows visitors to hike along the scenic trails, observe the diverse wildlife and capture stunning photographs of the picturesque marshes and tidal flats. If you’re a fan of adrenaline-pumping experiences, you can also always catch an exciting NASCAR race or other motorsport events at the Dover International Speedway throughout the summer months.
Take in the excitement of Newark
Our Briarcreek North community is located in the beautiful city of Newark, and during the summer months, the area truly comes alive for residents. Newark’s Main Street is a food lover’s paradise. With a wide range of restaurants, cafes and eateries, you’ll easily be able to satisfy any craving. Whether you’re in the mood for international cuisine, farm-to-table delicacies or classic American fare, Newark has it all. With a number of local breweries around the area as well, there will always be somewhere new to explore.
For art lovers, the Newark Art Alliance is another great place to visit—a vibrant community art center promoting the visual, performing and literary arts. Each time you visit, you’ll be able to admire the diverse exhibitions featuring works by both local and regional artists. The center also boasts a number of art classes, workshops and live performances that allow you to nurture your own creativity and appreciate the talents of others.
If you’re hoping to escape the sounds of the city for a while, you’ll want to plan a visit to the White Clay Creek State Park. With over 3,600 acres of forests, meadows and streams, this park offers a myriad of outdoor activities. Hike along the scenic trails, bike through the woodlands or enjoy a picnic with your loved ones amidst the picturesque surroundings. The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens is another great place to visit to enjoy the beauty throughout the area. These stunning gardens span 15 acres and feature diverse plant collections, including roses, native plants and woodland species. Take a leisurely stroll, breathe in the fragrant blooms and enjoy the serene atmosphere.