Top 5 Labor Day Activities Near Our Communities

A family enjoying Labor Day in their Wilkinson Homes community.

August 23, 2023

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring the vibrant surroundings of Wilkinson Homes’ new communities in the Greater Dover and Newark areas? Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s an abundance of exciting activities awaiting you—from family-friendly events to outdoor adventures, we’ve rounded up the top 5 things to do during this long weekend.  

Brandywine Creek State Park

Nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will find solace in the beauty of Brandywine Creek State Park. Just a short drive from our Wilkinson Homes’ communities, this park offers miles of scenic trails for hiking and biking for visitors to explore. With beautiful scenery all around, it’s always the perfect time to pack a picnic and enjoy the day by the creek or walk through the historic sites that can be found nestled within the park’s serene landscape. 

Newark’s Main Street

There’s never a bad time to explore the vibrant and historic Main Street of Newark where you can shop at local boutiques, dine in charming eateries and soak in the artistic and cultural feelings of the area. If you aren’t wanting to make any big plans for Labor Day Weekend this year, simply take a leisurely stroll down the street and discover a treasure trove of unique shops offering everything from handcrafted gifts to one-of-a-kind art pieces. 

Cape Henlopen State Park

If you’re looking to spend your Labor Day weekend at the beach, Cape Henlopen State Park is a true gem. This coastal haven boasts sandy beaches, rolling dunes and opportunities for fishing, kayaking and swimming, making it the ideal destination for you and all of your loved ones to unwind by the shore, catch some rays or explore the nature trails that go throughout this pristine coastal paradise. 

Dover International Speedway

For individuals seeking an adrenaline rush, the Dover International Speedway presents an exhilarating NASCAR event. This upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Speedway will host the NASCAR Racing Experience, inviting you to immerse yourself in heart-pounding racing action. Join fellow race enthusiasts as you have the opportunity to either ride along with a seasoned professional driving instructor or partake in a lesson, gaining you valuable track time to personally experience the thrill and excitement of driving. 

Family fun in Wilmington 

The city of Wilmington is never in short supply of things to do, and this Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to fully explore everything the city has to offer. Stroll through the hallways of the Delaware Art Museum, let your children explore the interactive exhibits and play zones at the Delaware Children’s Museum and see a diverse range of animals at the 12-acre Brandywine Zoo. No matter what, you’ll always find something that everyone will enjoy in Wilmington. 

Excitement right outside your front door

As Labor Day weekend approaches, Wilkinson Homes’ new communities in the Greater Dover and Newark areas provide a wealth of activities to suit all interests. From thrilling NASCAR experiences to serene parks and bustling city streets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so take advantage of this opportunity to explore the rich culture, natural beauty and entertainment options that this region has to offer. 

Whether you’re a new resident or a visitor, this Labor Day weekend promises unforgettable memories in the heart of Delaware. If you’re wanting to make this incredible destination your new home, browse through our new home communities and give our team a call at (302) 275-1567 or fill out our online form to learn more.

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