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The Moorings at Lewes’ Guide to Lewes, Delaware

A lighthouse in Lewes, Delaware

The active lifestyle encouraged at The Moorings at Lewes is complimented by a variety of activities not only on campus, but in the surrounding area, as well. Lewes is located where the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay meet at Cape Henlopen, offering coastal living with plenty of things to do. Considered a walking town, you’ll find unique shops, fine dining, museums and the historic district all situated within a half-square mile. We’ve become experts at recommendations of things to do in Lewes, Delaware, and know there is something for everyone in the community. Keep reading for a few of our favorite activities in the area.

Things to Do in Lewes, Delaware

Have a Meal at Heirloom: Heirloom is a local dining experience sure to impress all those who go there. Located in a large, white Victorian house adorned with bright red shutters, this charming dining location offers a farm-to-table concept that makes you feel at home. The rotating menu always includes fresh, seasonal ingredients, and if it’s available, we especially recommend the house-stretched burrata for an appetizer and the pan seared moulard duck breast as an entrée. Be sure to also enjoy the bar that flourishes in sustainable wines, local beer and a seasonally crafted cocktail list.

Embrace Your Natural Surroundings at Cape Henlopen State Park: Both beaches and parks at Cape Henlopen offer numerous opportunities for visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. Beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and windsurfing, and the park’s premiere trails offer hiking and biking exploration. Stop by the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area to learn more about the Lewes area during World War II or visit the Seaside Nature Center to look through viewing windows that allow visitors to see stingrays, horseshoe crabs and other species in the tank while they’re underwater.

Take a Brewery or Winery Tour: There’s nothing quite like spending an afternoon relaxing and taking a brewery or winery tour. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is open for self-guided tours where visitors can see where their award-winning Shelter Pale Ale made from Delaware-grown barley is made. Or visit the Nassau Valley Vineyards, the state’s only vineyard, which features a well-manicured hillside where grapes are grown before being made into various wines. Visitors will enjoy a five-gallery tour of the history of winemaking, as well as, a wine tasting.

Along with these recommendations, there are plenty of activities and shops for visitors to experience. It’s easy to spend a day enjoying all that the community has to offer. Come see for yourself – we ensure you you’ll never be bored in Lewes, Delaware!

Discover an Engaging Lifestyle at The Moorings at Lewes

There’s always something to do at The Moorings at Lewes. With engaging amenities like a woodworking shop and art studio, plus daily activities like boardgames and delicious dining, you have everything you need to enjoy an active lifestyle. And, if you’re looking to explore the area or take a day trip to show off the city and area attractions to visiting family members, transportation is available to get you where you want to go.
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