While Delaware is about as temperate as the rest of the Upper East Coast, it does experience hot weather for about a quarter of the year when the calendar turns the cool, modest climate into the dog days of June, July, and August. And although Delaware ranks 49th in terms of overall land mass, there is certainly still plenty to do whether you're a local or a visitor. As The First State, Delaware boasts some serious history, but luckily, those who find themselves there in summer will also appreciate that it has just about as much shoreline to enjoy, giving The Small Wonder a big enough advantage to make The Diamond State a true diamond in the rough.
Whether you're just passing through (which isn't hard given the state's small size), taking your pup to Dover, or staying for life, Delaware offers some fantastic ways to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. If you need any more inspiration, check out more dog parks, dog-friendly state parks, restaurants, businesses and places to stay, and you'll be sure to find out why they call Delaware, The Small Wonder. Or, you know, check out our other guides on what to do on nice, rainy, or cold days - some of them can be done just about any time!