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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.