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Great Walking and Biking Trails Near Rehoboth

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Walking and Biking Trails

If you want to venture away from Rehoboth Beach and the boardwalk for a nice long walk or bike ride, you won’t have to go far. There are a few scenic trails within close proximity to town where you can enjoy gorgeous views of wetlands, farmland and local wildlife.

The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a five-mile pine-studded crushed stone rail-trail that runs from Rehoboth Beach to Lewes and provides a perfect nature retreat. The mostly flat route is well-traveled by bicyclists, walkers, runners, and families with strollers and dogs. There are a few points of access for the trail in Rehoboth Beach: Wolfe Glade parking lot on Wolfe Glade Road, Holland Glade parking lot behind Tanger Outlet Seaside or Hebron Road just off Route 1 (no parking available here).

The Gordons Pond Trail, open to both bicyclists and pedestrians, is a finely crushed gravel pathway that winds through coastal maritime forest, grassy marshes, and sandy dunes. The trail was recently expanded to 3.2 miles and features a half-mile long, elevated boardwalk over dunes and wetlands. Access the trail from the Gordons Pond parking lot located at the end of Ocean Drive. About 0.75 miles in, you’ll find an observation deck, which overlooks the pond and the ocean, and provides a perfect spot for taking a breather and bird watching. Get back on the trail and you'll eventually end up at Cape Henlopen State Park where you can continue on a three-mile paved bike loop or take a two-mile detour on the Walking Dunes Trail through the park’s beautiful natural landscape.

There are several other trails within Cape Henlopen State Park. Click here to access maps and to learn more.

41st Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Over 130 artists and artisans from the Mid-Atlantic region will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts at the 41st Annual Outdoor Art Show on August 9 & 10 and August 16 & 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (Saturdays) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (Sundays). The event will take place at Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5-acre historic wooded grounds located in Henlopen Acres. 

Started in 1973 by the art community as a way to add new events during the summer, artists set up their work along fences and welcomed the public. It was an instant success and soon became the most anticipated summer art event in the area. 

While most of this year’s artists will be set up in white tents, some will display their work along snow fences, adding a touch of the show’s history. As this is a juried event, you can be assured that the work featured will be exceptional. 

Aside from being an art show it’s also a fun family event featuring great food (prepared by Nage and The Point), music, face-painting, artist demonstrations, and art exhibits in the galleries. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the campus and follow it up with a refreshing glass of lemonade outside the Children’s Studio (for the little kids) or a cold one at the Dogfish Head Biergarten (for the big kids). 

The entrance fee is $5 per adult per weekend. Kids under 12 enter for free. Click here for complete details and to purchase tickets.

Sculpt a Work of Sand Art at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandcastle Contest

Grab a shovel and a bucket and take your sandcastle building skills to the next level at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest! Over 100 teams are expected to show off their sand-sculpting talent at the event on Saturday, August 2. The contest is open to all ages and will be held at Fisherman’s Beach located at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel. 

Participants may register between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Along with traditional sandcastles, past creations have included swamp animals, mermaids, pyramids, crabs, dolphins and sharks. Not up for the big dig but want to see these stunning works of art up close and personal? No problem. Beach-goers are welcome to watch the action free of charge.

In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed until 10:30 a.m. If bad weather persists, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

The contest is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.

Express Yourself at the Rehoboth Art League

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rehoboth Art League

Are you an art lover? Do you like to make your own art? Did you know that you can find incredible art right here in Rehoboth Beach? Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t get a little culture while you’re here. 

Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware. Situated on over 3.5 acres of natural wooded landscape and beautiful gardens in the Henlopen Acres neighborhood, RAL offers a variety of art classes, open studios, exhibitions, and art events. 

The Peter Marsh House (or Homestead), built in 1743, is recognized as an historic property in the National Register of Historic Properties. Stroll the grounds and you will find all sorts of little art “gems” tucked away in the garden, along the pathways, and out in the lawn. It’s truly a magical and inspiring place in which to wander and wonder. 

If you and the kids need a break from the beach, then visit RAL and unleash your creative talent. RAL offers summer camps for kids as well as a variety of classes for budding artists of all ages. Whether at an open studio, foundation class or master-level workshop, you can find the best way to express yourself through art. Check out the class schedule

RAL showcases different artists with rotating exhibits every 4 to 5 weeks. Currently running is the popular 76th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibit at the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Galleries, which showcases the work of over 120 of its members. Flying In and Out of Margins: Drawings and Prints by Oscar Gillespie in the Homestead will be featured at the Homestead Gallery. Both exhibits run through August 24.