Looking for a dog-friendly spot that has it all? Then look no further than Cape Henlopen State Park! Located at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, this 7,000-acre site offers pawsome natural wonders, a rich military history, furrific scenery, and myriad recreational opportunities. There's plenty to see and do until the sun goes down, so pack up your pup and get ready for an unfurgettable adventure!
Doggos who love going on walkies will be pleased to know that Cape Henlopen contains miles of trails to explore. For a full experience of the park, hit the 3.3-mile Bike Loop, which connects the park office, campground, nature center, observation tower, beach bathhouse, and Fort Miles Historic Area. Don't forget to check out the dune overlook that sits on top of a former military bunker! Another puptastic route is the 1.5-mile Pinelands Nature Trail. Running through coastal upland pine forest, this loop will lead you and Fido past four species of pine trees and old artillery bunkers built during World War II.
If your pup loves the water, be sure to take them to the beach for some fun in the sun. Note that the point of the Cape is a significant natural area that serves as critical habitat for various beach-nesting birds, so some parts will be off-limits to four-legged visitors seasonally. Your pooch is welcome to frolic in the sand and splash in the water, but remember to observe the signs and follow the rules!
If you need a place to stay, make yourselves at home in the park's campground. Nestled among pine-covered dunes, it includes RV and tent sites, cabins, and modern amenities. Canine guests are not allowed in the cabins and cabin area, however, so you and your pupper will have to stick to the campsites.
Whether you spend or a day or a weekend at the Cape, be sure to always keep your pooch on a 6-foot leash and clean up after them so that everyone can have a pawsitive experience. A woofderful time awaits you and your furry BFF at Cape Henlopen State Park!