Just outside the state capital of Dover, the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge resides along the west shore of Delaware Bay. Founded in 1963, the preserve is foremost a safe haven for migratory waterfowl to nest, rest and feed. Over 9,000 acres of fresh marsh, tidal marsh, open water, grasslands and timber draw a variety of wildlife to Prime Hook, which almost guarantees that visitors will catch a glimpse of the numerous birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and plants that make this habitat their home.
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Wilmington guests should not take their leave before visiting one of the town's most historic landmarks—Rockford Tower. The 100-year-old stone water tower provides a panoramic view of the rolling hills and wooded glens of the Brandywine Valley.
For some travelers, a vacation is not complete without a little sand and sun. Delaware's many coastal beaches will satisfy. Rehoboth Beach offers miles of seaside, a bustling boardwalk and hundreds of boutiques and eateries.
To add a bit of history to the mix, visitors should seek out Bethany Beach, where the Fenwick Lighthouse stands. Visitors who want a bit of quiet will also welcome a stroll down the bay's pristine coastline.