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Old 06-09-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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maybe 15-20 minutes, if you go off fort delaware. you can also ride all the way to NJ (at least you could 2 years ago).

i like that place too. they pick you up with a little train thingy and I think, 8 dollars for everything is a really good deal.

be aware of canon shooting though
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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We've been planning on going on Saturday. How long is the ferry ride?
Three Forts Ferry, Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City, Delaware

I didn't know that you could also go to NJ from there but it looks like that's where Fort Mott is. I'm surprised there isn't more info on this site about that option.

Found this about Fort Mott: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforest.../fortmott.html
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Wow......I had no idea. We passed DE city from Route 1 and always wondered.

Now I know.

Thanks for posting this information.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Officials propose new biking, walking trail

Joggers, cyclists and walkers of the Cape Region could have a new trail to explore: the Half Moon Trail, a proposed system of pathways that would span 16.8 miles from Cape Henlopen State Park to Georgetown.
Delaware Greenways »

Combined with the Junction & Breakwater Trail, the Half Moon Trail would offer more than 35 miles of trail between Rehoboth Beach and the county seat.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to create a first-class rail-trail system for Sussex County,” said Mark Chura, executive director of Delaware Greenways, which is championing the project with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescu...half-moon.html

delawaregreenways.org.

“This is the beginning of a long process,” he said. “What we’re looking at now is advancing this and finalizing conceptual plans

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Old 06-12-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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We went to Fort Delaware today. It is $11 for adults, kids are $6, and seniors (my MIL) are $10. That includes the ferry to/from (and yes, you can ride all the way to Fort Mott in NJ), the jitney ride on Pea Patch Island, and the basic admission to the fort. The ferry from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island probably took all of 5 minutes.

It wasn't overly busy, but there were definitely a good number of people there, even folks in wheelchairs and babies in strollers. Beautiful views. The fort was very interesting, and you have a lot of freedom to wander around places. My son loved the blacksmith demonstration, and we were able to see the cannon "fire." Had a very strange experience there, but it was a great family trip.

We had lunch at Crabby Dick's across the street once we returned. The concessions at Fort Delaware were pretty much hot dogs, chips, and lemonade. (oh, and a tip! Any trash you create while there you are responsible for carrying off the island and taking back to Delaware City).
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Not creative like some of the other suggestions, but the Delaware Art Museum, while small, is worth a visit. It has some interesting pieces and a strong pre-Raphaelite collection (not really my cup of tea, but again, still worth a visit).

Delaware Art Museum
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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This is definately one of my favorite threads. Mentioning places I didnt' even know exsisted. been on this board for 3 years or so and I'm still learning.

There is a Cleopatra exhibition in Philadelpia not far away. I believe it's only an hour and a half and probably worth the trip.
People are visiting from Md, VA and probably all over parts of the USA.

Here is the link if your interested.

Cleopatra


I myself have always been facsinated by the Egyptian queen.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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LEWES -- The "Sea Rats Atlantic," a group of historical reenactors, will stage several pirate skirmishes and host displays of wooden watercraft and artifacts at Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturay, June 26.
The “Sea Rates Atlantic” crew travels the East Coast performing battles, shows and demonstrations with the help of distinctive, authentic-looking costumes and gear.
The Delaware shore and Bay were visited by many pirates, including Captain Kidd.

This was also the region that inspired Delaware illustrator Howard Pyle, who was renowned for his pirate-themed works. Pyle was fond of Cape Henlopen in particular and its pirate lore, and firmly believed that its dunes held buried treasure. He went on to create paintings and stories that have influenced popular culture, including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

The encampment is open on June 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is no charge; however, park entrance fees are in effect. Cape Henlopen State Park is located at 15099 Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. Once inside the park, signs direct visitors to the Nature Center.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Three Forts Ferry, Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City, Delaware

I didn't know that you could also go to NJ from there but it looks like that's where Fort Mott is. I'm surprised there isn't more info on this site about that option.

Found this about Fort Mott: Department of Environmental Protection
Just so everyone knows, Fort Mott has land thats Delaware property, Delaware owns pretty much the coast of Jersey from the start of the River ( Augustine ) up past Claymont. I think its about 5000 acres. Great hunting on that side of the bridge in Delaware. On Google maps you can see the border, actually Fort Mott might be all in Delaware.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Toms River NJ
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We enjoyed a visit to the Brandywine Zoo. Small, but beautiful setting. It was nice to walk along the water and a great place to picnic.
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