Delaware - Nature and Scientific Wonders

Delaware - Nature and Scientific Wonders

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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.

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.

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