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Things To Do in Delaware This Week While Social Distancing

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Written by Rachel Curry

The COVID-19 pandemic is upon us, and Delaware is not immune to it. As of Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended avoiding gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. Monday, the federal administration trimmed that number down to 10 people. Here are some Delaware-based activities to keep you and your pack busy while practicing responsible social distancing.

Drive Along the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway or Nanticoke Heritage Byway

Teeming with historical landmarks from the last three centuries, the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway runs 12.25 miles through Kennett Pike and Montchanin Road.

If this isn’t close to home, take a ride on the Nanticoke Heritage Byway. This Sussex County drive starts on Del. 20 near Hearns Pond, ultimately landing at Trap Pond.

Pack a Picnic and Head to Lums Pond

A lovely outdoor respite, Lums Pond also happens to have five separate large picnic areas for optimal social distancing. Most of them are on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk the Swamp Forest and Little Jersey trails while you’re at it.

Run or Bike Through Your Favorite Delaware Parks

Bellevue, White Clay Creek, Delaware Seashore and Auburn Valley (the latter of which is Delaware’s newest state park) are all great options for running, biking or simply strolling in the open air

Explore Your Favorite Local Museums—Virtually

Whether you’re starved for culture or just need a virtual change up, several area museums offer exhibits that can be explored online while the physical spaces are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Browse them here.

Take Care of Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Well-Being

As we collectively ride the wave of time when normal escapes—yoga class, a massage, a haircut—aren’t on the menu of options, it’s important to incorporate self-care at home. We checked in with Delaware’s wellness gurus to score some tips on how to self-pamper our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Read their advice here.

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