Day Trips: Places to Go, Things to See
Communities in the Milton Delaware Area
Start your day in the heart of the historic district in downtown Milton for a fresh Danish and coffee at the Federal Street Coffee House. Browse the local art in the gallery while you enjoy your morning pick-me-up.
Drive north to Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, a unique Delaware environment that is part of the renowned National Wildlife Refuge system. The refuge encompasses nearly 10,000 acres with a mosaic of fresh and saltwater wetlands, forest fields, and Delaware Bay shoreline. You’ll enjoy environmental education programs, wildlife observation, and walking trails that are perfect for bird watchers and photography buffs. Choose from numerous options, including the famous 0.5. mile Dike Trail, the Pine Grove Trail, and the slightly longer 0.8 mile loop that winds through the pine and hardwood forest adjacent to Turkle and Fleetwood Ponds.
If kayaking is your passion, you’ll want to explore gorgeous vistas from the meandering waterways. Plan ahead to enjoy a packed picnic lunch in the midst of your new-found scenic surroundings. Forgot to pack a lunch? Then head back to town and enjoy a relaxing snack at Irish Eyes on the Broadkill River. Be sure to sit outside to take in views of the river and historic Milton charm.
Now that you’re recharged and ready for the afternoon, you have even more choices. Are you a beer lover? Get in on a tour of the Dogfish Head Brewery, recently featured on the Discovery Channel’s Brew Masters program. Tours fill up fast so it’s best to call in advance and be sure to ask for Kristin!
Are you into history? Stay in town and discover the Governor's Walk that follows the Broadkill River throughout the business district. Enjoy a stroll along Governor's Walk and take in the beauty of the area and nearby Wagamon’s Pond, gathering a sense of history through the ages. You’ll also experience the fascinating story of Milton and the Broadkill River at the Lydia B. Cannon Museum, from the region’s earliest records as a Lenape Indian settlement to the booming ship building industry of the 19th century. It’s located at 210 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968 and is open Wednesday - Saturda, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 302-684-1010 for more details.
If golf is more your thing, dial up the Rookery for a tee time. You’ll love this championship 18-hole treasure that is open to the public year round, offering an awesome playing experience. It’s easy to see why this course was the 2004 Senior British Open winner, Pete Oakley and Chris Adkins have teamed up in designing a water laden, golfer friendly challenge just off the picturesque Broadkill River. Reminisce about your day and brag about your golf score as you enjoy dinner at The Blue Heron Grille located right off the 18th green.
It’s getting late, but your Milton day trip won’t be complete without a visit to Kings Homemade Ice Cream on Union Street. Once you go, you’re sure to visit often.Primehook WIldlife Refuge: 11978 Turkle Pond Rd, Milton, DE 19968 Irish Eyes: 105 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968 Dogfish Head Brewery: 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE 19968 Lydia B. Cannon Museum: 210 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968 The Rookery Golf Course: 27052 Broadkill Road, Milton, DE 19968 King's Homemade Ice Cream: 302 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968