Winter might be the start of some unbearably cold weather and limited outdoor time for most. However, in Delaware, winter is actually anticipated because of the number of activities that can be done during the cold season. If you are looking for a winter destination, look no further than Delaware. The First State, as it is also known, has a lot of winter activities that are not only open to humans but also to their four-legged friends. Whether you want to see some of the beauty outdoors, try some adventurous activities or simply enjoy the city life, Delaware’s got you covered.
Glasgow Park is one of the most prominent winter destinations not only in Delaware but in the entire nation as well. The park is home to the famous slippery slope of the Bear Mountain, the very hill that is rumored to be the steepest in the entire state of Delaware. There is much winter fun to be had at Glasgow Park, not just for human visitors but also for their four-legged furry friends. There is also an adjacent skate park in case you feel like going skating. Needless to say, the best time to visit Glasgow Park is during the winter, when the snow is on full blast.
Beach during winter? Is this a joke? This is probably what is going through your head right now. After all, a visit to the beach is pretty much attached to the idea of warm sunny days. However, what most people fail to realize is that the beach can still be beautiful and at its full glory regardless of the season. In fact, it is during the winter when most beaches allow dogs to be off leash (since this is considered low season). Moreover, winter usually means fewer crowds of people to deal with, which means you can have the beach pretty much to yourselves.
If you are spending your winter in Delaware, do not miss out on the opportunity to participate in one of the state’s most unique festivals – the Winter Wonderfest. This event is held every year and typically runs from November until the end of January. As the name suggests, Winter Wonderfest features anything associated with some winter fun, including Christmas villages, carnival rides, ice skating, light shows and numerous shopping bazaars. Every year, the dates of the festival changes, so be sure to check out their website for the precise dates. Held in the beautiful Rehoboth Beach area, this festival is definitely worth checking out.
Ice cream on a cold, winter day? Why not? Ice cream is always a good idea, even during the cold weather. Luckily, lots of ice cream vendors in Delaware, such as Dairy Queen and Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, have an outdoor area where you can spend time with your dog while you eat your sweet treat.
Delaware is home to several lovely state parks which you can explore with your dog. Some even offer night hiking programs for those who want a bit more challenge and adventure. Places like Lums Pond State Park, White Clay and Alapocas are worth checking out while in Delaware.
Winter does not have to mean that the fun is over for you and your pooch. In fact, winter offers a lot of fun and unique opportunities that you otherwise would not get to experience during any other season. Delaware is one of the states that offer a variety of dog-friendly activities that are perfect for the cold winter season.