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Highest Point in Delaware and Cape Henlopen Beach

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Cape Henlopen Beach

Cape Henlopen Beach

If you love state high points and beaches then you’re going to want to check this out!  Now, Delaware may not be home to the highest of all high points, but you can’t skip over the easy ones; it’s just as special as the rest of them.

And I didn’t just head to the beach to head to the beach… this beach is quite relevant to my future.  You see, as most of you know, I’m going to walk/run across the country next year and this beach is actually the starting point of my journey.  And I have to say, the beach at Cape Henlopen is gorgeous!  It goes on for miles and miles and it was nearly empty when I went, but the wind, crashing waves, hungry birds and jets flying overhead kept me company.

And now I’m sure you’re ready to watch the video below to see it all for yourself…

HOW DO YOU GET HERE?

If you want to check out Delaware’s high point, in Wilmington, Delaware, then CLICK HERE for directions.  The high point marker and sign are right beside the sidewalk, but you can turn into Ramblewood Drive and find a place to park alongside the road there, like I did.

And if you want to check out Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware then CLICK HERE for directions.  This will take you to where you want to park if you want to see the start of the American Discovery Trail, and there’s a trail that goes right to the beach from there.  But be aware that you will have to pay a fee to get into the state park.

HELPFUL TIPS

There are actually three different high point markers in the same general area, but the one you’re looking for is directly beside the sidewalk.  In fact, the sidewalk has a notch cut out of it so they could avoid pouring concrete over the marker; it’s hard to miss, even if there are some leaves over it.

If you don’t really care about seeing the start of the American Discovery Trail and the signs they have there, then you can park in the huge parking lot right before the road I direct you to above.  The bigger parking lot is right outside of a bathhouse and a boardwalk, so you can get to the beach just as easily from there.

WANT MORE?

If that wasn’t enough for you then check out the official site for Cape Henlopen State Park: http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/

And here are more pictures:

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