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Lewes: For the Nature-Lover

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Strike a Pose
With Overfalls as a backdrop, Canalfront Park is a pretty place for a stroll. But if you’re around on a Sunday before Sept. 15, start the morning with Dimitra Yoga. Sessions run from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. “We’ve had a great turnout every Sunday—some locals and lots of unfamiliar faces,” says resident Mariah Calagione, who’s been known to do a few sun salutations in the park. (lewescanalfrontpark.org)

Hike, Bike, Walk & Swim
With six miles of oceanfront beach, three miles of paved trails and camping grounds, Cape Henlopen State Park is an outdoor paradise. Birders can head to the hawk watch near the main picnic pavilion. (The hawk watch count program starts the first week of September and runs until mid-November.) Borrow a bike for two hours at the Nature Center. (645-8983, destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen)

Go Fish
Fisherman can hit the pier in the park or take a charter, which leaves at 8 a.m. from Anglers Fishing Center. Capt. Ted Moulinier can handle from 15 to 70 people. Make reservations for the charter boats about a month ahead of your visit, he says. What could you catch? “Trout, flounder, croaker, bluefish and sea bass,” he says proudly. (644-4533, anglersfishingcenter.com)

Skim, Surf, Skate & Soar
Throughout the day, East of Maui offers lessons and tours, with stand-up paddleboard leading the pack in popularity. The Lewes location, which opened this summer, also specializes in surfing, kayaking, skateboarding and skimboarding gear. September is a great time to try up-and-coming kiteboarding, a mix of windsurfing, surfing and wakeboarding, says manager Jamie Young. “The winds and water are still nice.”  (827 4466, eastofmaui.com)

Dining suggestions: Nature-lovers appreciate al fresco dining. Try the seemingly softball-sized crab cakes at Gilligan’s on the canal. (644-7230, gilliganswaterfront.com)
 

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