Bridgeville, DE has a long and storied history. The small town is the oldest city in western Sussex County, and no fewer than eight Bridgeville locations, including a stunning Gothic Revival public library, are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bridgeville has another claim to fame, though -- it was home to the World Punkin’ Chunkin’ Championship, quite possibly the largest pumpkin-throwing festival in the world. The celebrations were cancelled in 2017 due to legal and safety concerns, but Bridgeville still knows how to throw a party!
You and your leashed pooch are welcome at many of the outdoor events as part of the Apple Scrapple Festival, a celebration of local produce. Historic preservation and civic celebrations are just a couple of examples of the town’s strong community spirit -- Bridgeville is known for being family-friendly and has a real neighborly, small-town vibe -- it’s easy to see why its 2,000 or so citizens are happy to call it home!
Bridgeville has neither a dog park or a community park, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Cultured canines might get a kick out of a leashed walk around the Historic District, and there are some doggy dining options right in town. And if your buddy gets restless, don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of furrific exercise options a little fur-ther afield!
Downtown Milford is scenic and charming, with restored buildings and picture-perfect painted houses lining the riverfront. It’s also home to Milford Dog Park, a pawfect place to let your furry friend run free! There’s plenty of room in the grassy small and large dog areas for even the most energetic fur-ball to run around and tire themselves out in, and bags and water are provided. The dog park is also close to Goat Island, a nature preserve where you’ll find a wooded trail to sniff and explore. Once you two have worked up an appetite, you can chow down at Arena’s Milford. The sandwiches at this riverside gem are the stuff of local legend, and they cater to canines on their riverside terrace.