Spring is an exciting time at Delaware State Parks! The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. We know that finding activities to take part in during this pandemic can be challenging. Here are some outdoor activities to do this spring during COVID-19.
Search for Flowers
All kinds of flowers start blooming in the spring, and Delaware State Parks is the perfect place for viewing the new spring blooms. See the cherry blossoms at Brandywine Park in Wilmington, look for flowering dogwoods at Trap Pond, or search for a variety of wildflowers along the trails at White Clay Creek State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, or Lums Pond State Park.
Cherry blossoms at Brandywine Park in Wilmington
Spring beauties at White Clay Creek State Park
Catch a Later Sunset
In the spring, days are getting longer, and the sun is setting later! Spend an evening watching a sunset and enjoy the longer evenings.
Watch a sunset at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park
Catch a sunset at Killens Pond State Park.
Watch for Wildlife Returning
Springtime is when all kinds of animals return to the parks for the warmer months. Keep an eye out for ospreys returning to their nests at the beach parks, horseshoe crabs spawning on the shores of the Delaware Bay, and migratory birds returning to the forests.
Every spring from May-June, horseshoe crabs spawn on the shores of the Delaware Bay.
Each year, osprey return to their nests in our beach parks.
Stroll Through Gardens in Bloom
Delaware State Parks has a number of mansions with stunning landscaping and flourishing gardens. Check out the formal gardens at Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park, or stroll through the rose garden at Brandywine Park.
Visit the rose garden at Brandywine Park in Wilmington.
Take a stroll through the formal gardens at Bellevue State Park.