Delaware State Travel Guide

North America

According to abbreviationfinder, Delaware is located in the northeastern United States, bordered by Pennsylvania (north), New Jersey (east), and Maryland (south and west). The state is divided into three regions, namely South, North and Central.

In the central part of this state, just like in the Netherlands, a temperate maritime climate prevails. The south has a subtropical climate, with warm, humid summers and mild winters, and the north has a warm continental climate, with snowy winters and mild summers. The average summer temperature is around 25°C and there is about 114 cm of precipitation annually.

Best time to travel to Delaware

With its temperate climate, Delaware is good to visit all year round. However, due to the large number of State Parks, spring and autumn are the most suitable for a trip to this state. Keep in mind, however, that the coast is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than inland.

Flora and fauna in Delaware

The combination between northern and southern flora is a result of Delaware’s geographic location. Common trees include walnut trees, hickory, sweetgum, and tulip tree. In the south there is an abundance of currant trees and sassafras. Animal species living in the state include red and gray foxes, muskrats, raccoons, and white-tailed deer. In addition, birds such as quail, sparrows and many water birds nest in and around the forests and coastline. Endangered species also feel safe here; the bald eagle, puma, three species of whales and five species of turtles, among others, live in harmony in Delaware.

Main cities in Delaware

According to countryaah, the state capital of Delaware is centrally located Dover. Other cities of significance are Newark and Wilmington.

State Parks in Delaware

Delaware has no National Park, but is rightly proud of its fourteen State Parks, which can be counted among the most beautiful in America. Highlights include Cape Henlopen State Park (PHOTO ABOVE), Delaware Seashore SP and Trap Pond SP.

Colonial Delaware

The first settlers to set foot in Delaware were Dutch. In 1631 they set up camp near Lewes, and called it Zwaanendael. Although almost all settlers were killed by local Indian tribes, they returned in 1651, this time under the leadership of Peter Stuyvesant. Zwaanendael is now a museum, built in the style of Hoorn’s town hall – the place where the first adventurers left. Delaware was also the first of thirteen states to ratify the Constitution, making the break with England a fact. At Cooch’s Bridge, Newark, a fierce battle between the English and Americans took place – also the only battle during the Revolution in all of Delaware. A small memorial has been erected in commemoration.

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Delaware

In Winterthur is a rich, 400-hectare estate with 18th and 19th century buildings, a gigantic library, several beautiful gardens and a large collection of utensils and art objects. An absolute must for lovers of Americana and the heritage of the Europeans who came to the New World.