10 Outdoor Athletic Activities to Enjoy in Coastal Delaware
Posted by Dustin Oldfather on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:40 AMBy Dustin Oldfather / June 14, 2017Comment
When it comes to summertime fun in coastal Delaware, there's no doubt that the boardwalks and the beaches take center stage. And they should - it's definitely why the majority of folks either visit here or have chosen to live and work here.
But if you love the great outdoors, the beaches are really just the beginning.
Between fantastic state parks, biking and walking trails, an abundance of inland waterways and so much more, the options available when you want to enjoy the great outdoors are extremely varied at and near the Delaware beaches.
So today, we're going to give you our "Top 10" options for getting out and staying active in coastal Delaware. These are all ways to enjoy the area, while also staying in shape in a fun and entertaining way.
So, let's get right to our list, shall we?
Ranked the third friendliest bicycling state in the country by the League of American Bicyclists, Delaware has plenty of options when it comes to this popular outdoor activity.
So grab the family, strap on those bike helmets and enjoy the great outdoors here in coastal Delaware.
Just like with bicycling, there's no shortage of walking and hiking choices in southern Delaware. From our state parks, to the beach communities and many others, there's several options to choose from when you feel like taking a nice leisurely stroll, or brisk walk, in the coastal region.
And if you really want to have some fun, give it a go at nighttime when the paddle boards are lit up by running lights, adding a new dimension to the experience.
Ah pickleball, the sport that has taken the senior set by storm over the last few years, so much so that several developers are now constructing courts specifically designed for enthusiasts.
But the main gathering area in the region, if you want to play this relatively new sport, is in Frankford at the John M. Clayton School, where there are eight courts designed for pickleball.
Read our previous post on the pickleball craze HERE.
If you like to do a little running, then coastal Delaware is certainly a good place for you to be. Nearly every weekend, there are running events scheduled in the local area, as well as a vibrant community in the Seashore Striders.
Nearly all of these events are for a good cause, so head on out and support the runners and the organizations whenever you can. Or lace up those sneakers and tackle the course yourself.
We write and publish a blog entry on the area's running events two or three times a year, so be sure to check back on our website from time to time to stay in the know about these happenings.
Take a look at one of our previous running blogs HERE.
There's plenty of open space for you and your best friend to run around and enjoy the great outdoors here at this fabulous new outdoor destination.
To learn more, read our past blog entry on the Dog Park HERE.
Did you know that many of Delaware's state parks have a Disc (or Frisbee if you will) Golf Course? Do you even know what Frisbee Golf is, or have you played before?
If you're not familiar with it, you're basically playing golf, but with a Frisbee instead of a ball. The idea is the same - to deposit your Frisbee (as with a golf ball) into a "hole" at the end of a long stretch of either green grass or wooded terrain.
So grab your Frisbee and have some fun today out on the course.
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