Last weekend we took the Cape May Lewes ferry over to Lewes Delaware for a weekend away. It was a wonderful, easy weekend getaway because the town of Lewes has so much to offer all within biking or walking distance. There were more things to do in Lewes Delaware than I had thought.
6 Things to do in Lewes Delaware
Visit Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape Henlopen State Park is located a short ride from the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal. The park has beautiful beaches, a nature center and biking, hiking and walking trails. You can even camp in the park or rent bikes for free at the nature center
Take a Bike Ride
Delaware is ranked 3rd in the nation for bike riding. It is easy to ride your bike around Lewes, DE and surrounding areas due to the many bike trails. You can pick up a trail map at any one of Lewes many bike shops or pick one up from a kiosk on a bike rack.
Visit a Brewery
Dogfish Head brewery is one of the original craft brewers and when people talk about visiting breweries in Lewes Delaware it’s usually the one they mention. Lewes is home to two other great breweries Big Oyster and Crooked Hammock.
Hit the Beach
Visit the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park or head into Rehoboth or Bethany Beach. There are several beach options located in and around Lewes.
Take in Some History
Lewes is the site of the first European settlement in Delaware and has many historical buildings that date back to colonial days. The town also has a history of being visited by pirates and you can see were a cannonball was lodged in a house during the war of 1812.
Eating is always a central part of my every trip I plan. I love to try new restaurants and find the best places to eat. Luckily Lewes is full of great dining options. My husband spent the first day raving about Agave, his personal favorite restaurant in Lewes and he was right it was delicious. We also enjoyed Big Oyster Brewery and Half Full.