Stretching inland from the shores of Delaware Bay lies Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, a federal sanctuary some 16,000 acres in size, most of which remains as unaltered today as it did when its nearest town — Smyrna, Delaware — was founded in 1716.
There's a certain romance you feel whenever you step foot in an early-American city. Visitors to these towns will tell you, "It’s just something in the air," but could it be it has more to do with the water? That's certainly the case in Old New Castle, where this 17th-Century settlement sits at the mouth of the Delaware River and in the hearts of native Delawareans.
Historic Lewes, Delaware sits at the very point where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Views of both the estuary and the ocean abound from this unique vantage point. This tiny coastal town is historically and environmentally significant, and its natural surroundings offer year-round family fun and pet-friendly accommodations for your entire crew. Whether you go for a day trip, a weekend or even longer, you’ll wish you had even more time to experience everything this area has to offer, and you’ll be eager to return.