Despite the challenging environment in 2020, we’ll be continuing with our local events blog here on thecoastalcompass.com. But since so many of our great local events have been either cancelled or postponed to a later time, we’ll be getting a little more creative this year when it comes to giving you fun weekend options at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
While several signature events have been cancelled, there’s still plenty to do here in the coastal region. It’s the summer season, after all, and even the “new normal” has a lot to offer between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
With the warmer weather, many events and activities revolve around having fun in the sun. And with 26 miles of Atlantic coastline in Delaware, several more in Ocean City and plenty of state parks and open areas to visit and enjoy, it’s a great time of year to take advantage of what the coastal region has to offer.
For today’s “Weekender Blog,” we’re going to focus on several outdoor activities that are popular and easy to find during this time of the year. From fishing to kayaking, biking and much more, it’s a great time to get outside and be active at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
So let’s take a look at some of the more popular outdoor activities available during the traditional summer season in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region:
With several inland waterways, protected wildlife areas and two popular birding events every year, the coastal regions of both Delaware and Maryland have become increasingly popular among birding enthusiasts over the last several years.
But you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the local birding scene. Just grab a pair of binoculars and head out to a nearby forest, pond or coastal marsh and take it all in.
The coastal region is located on the so-called “Atlantic Flyway,” meaning there are many variations of winged visitors all throughout the year.
Known for having some of the best cycling options in the United States, the coastal regions of Delaware and Maryland are certainly classified as “biking friendly.”
Particularly during the warm weather season, you’ll see retirees biking on the area trails, summer workers biking to their places of employment and even kids riding their bikes in local neighborhoods.
There are also several formal biking events held throughout the year, though some are either cancelled for 2020 or will be held virtually. These include the award winning Ocean to Bay Bike Tour in April, the Broad Creek Bike & Brew in June and the Tour de Sussex in September.
There’s also a popular bike route in Delaware that runs the length of the state. Named Bicycle Route 1, it’s a great way to see the First State in a different light.
With the return of the warmer weather, it’s a great time to enjoy some of the finest golf courses you’ll find anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
It seems almost unfair to name just a few, since there are so many great courses in the region. And they’re available for just about anyone’s skill level and budget at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Some of the more popular local courses include the Bayside Resort Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus, as well as Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, Baywood Greens in Long Neck and even the Midway Par 3 course near Rehoboth Beach.
With more than two dozen miles of Atlantic coastline in Delaware, along with Ocean City, the Delaware Bay, the inland bays, lakes, rivers and ponds, there’s certainly no shortage of quality fishing available in the coastal region.
So whether you just want to enjoy a day out on the lake with your buddies, do a little surf fishing or even experience the adventure of some deep sea fishing off the Delaware coast, this is a great warm weather activity at the beaches.
To learn more about local fishing, as well as state mandated rules and regulations, visit Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov.
There’s no more peaceful way to spend your day in the coastal region that out on the water in your own kayak or canoe.
There are certain rules that have been put in place during the summer of 2020, mainly in regards to two-person kayaks and social distancing, but there’s no reason not to enjoy some quality time on your favorite lake or river between now and October.
Many of the coastal region’s state parks offer guided canoe outings, which is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Include your four-legged friends in this summer’s activities by taking advantage of some of the coastal region’s dog parks.
With plenty of space to run around and, well, be dogs, a visit to one of these parks is fun for both man and man’s best friend.
Keep visiting www.thecoastalcompass.com every week for the latest events and happenings taking place at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
And whatever you plan on doing this weekend, have a great time here in the coastal region.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!