colleen.davis.92

colleen.davis.92

December 28, 2018

I always recommend Longwood! It’s perfect for seasonal photo opportunities. The holiday season it’s packed, but it’s worth it if you reserve a time slot. Coming before 2 o’clock during the holidays will help beat the crowds, but I’d recommend seeing the holiday displays after dark. Fall spring and summer are just as beautiful without the crowds. It’s a perfect day trip! I have a membership and I’m never disappointed!

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October 14, 2018
Rated 4.0

I chose to adventure Alapocas Run with my baby. The park itself is huge. It’s $8 to park. There are a lot of options as far as where to go. I chose to walk the trails. I was in the mood for more natural surroundings, and I wanted to see a waterfall. You will walk through parts of the town, and have to cross roads while you’re on the trail. Following the maps that are provided can be difficult if you don’t have somebody from the office explain what you’re heading towards. I only walked around 3 miles on the trail. They give you some options to go off the larger paved path, but I stuck to it because of the stroller.
If you’re looking for the waterfall just know that it’s man made, but you will see some natural streams running downhill (I uploaded several pictures) The park is still beautiful. You can hear the outside traffic until you get about a mile or so into the park then you can hear the running water. I do plan on going back to explore more of the park and the surrounding areas.

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October 14, 2018
Rated 5.0

If you type “Fort Delaware” into your GPS you’ll be taken to a cute town. You’ll want to make sure you go there on the days the ferries are operating to get to Pea Patch island. That’s where most of the scenic pictures are taken. It’s a little more expensive in the fall due to their 3 hour haunted tours. The guides give you a lot of freedom, but they do have re-enactments. You’ll find out in the beginning about the importance of the ecosystem and the bats that inhabit the old Fort. Be dressed to walk outside, and to walk through foam (for the bats). There’s a small gift shop and no food when you actually get on the island, so plan your day around that. If you pack water and come wearing clothes meant for the outdoors you’ll have a great time. If you can get a ferry from Fort Mott you save on bridge toll (if you’re closer to the Jersey side).

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