In part one of this two-part series dedicated to convincing quite literally anyone who reads this blog that they should make Newark, Delaware, their new home, we highlighted a few of the top things to do in and around Newark, DE. We’d encourage you to go back and read part one in its entirety, should you get the chance, but for the purposes of today’s blog we’ll provide you with a big-picture summary:
- The University of Delaware has a stunning campus which is just a short distance away from downtown Newark.
- White Clay Creek State Park is 3,300 acres of picturesque landscape. Hike, picnic, ride bikes, birdwatch, or propose to your significant other! It’s up to you.
- Find tax-free shopping in Delaware, whether you are going to Target or Aunt Margaret’s Antique Mall (a local gem). It’s just one more reason to move to Delaware!
- Fabulous Fridays take place downtown on the fourth Friday of each summer month. They are a great way to get a taste of Newark flavor!
- You won’t be hard-pressed to find a beach that suits you in Delaware. Newark is just a short drive away being either ocean or bayside!
- If there are any golfers among you, they’ll be pleased to hear that Deerfield Golf Course is known as the Greater Wilmington’s Top Rated Public Course, according to Golfweek. It’s just a short drive from Newark as well.
- Finally, we mentioned how individuals and families looking for a high-quality dentistry in Newark can find exactly what they are looking for at Christiana Dental Spa. Our Newark, DE, dentistry is patient-focused, compassionate, and experienced. We’ll say more about that at the end of today’s blog!
The Best Activities In Newark, DE
Now that we’ve all gotten on the same page, it’s time to get back to the top things to do in Newark (aside from getting your teeth professionally cleaned at Christiana Dental Spa, naturally). Let’s dive in!
Chambers House Nature Center
Open on weekends from May 1st until October 31st, the Chambers House Nature Center is beautifully nestled into White Clay Creek State Park. The nature center serves as an excellent resource for finding field guides, nature activity guides, and more. On the first floor, there’s a hollow tree that you can actually crawl in — the perfect place in which you can curl up and read a book from their resource library! Keep in mind that the nature center is also open on select days in November, and that there are free outdoor concerts at the band shell throughout June, July, and August!
Close to Route 72 and Old Baltimore Pike, you can find one of the oldest remaining water-powered mills in Delaware, Cooch-Dayett Mills. You don’t have to be a fan of American colonial times to find this interesting, either. Visiting the water-powered mill is a keen remember of this country’s roots, as farmers (and entire communities) relied on mills to perform a wide range of tasks. From cutting timber to processing crops, Cooch-Dayett Mills has been versatile since its construction in the pre-industrial 1830s. Learn all about how water-powered mills work alongside some fascinating historical and cultural information. You can find out more of the mill’s involved history by visiting this resource.
A 2 Z Paintball
If you have middle or high school aged kids, it wouldn’t be absurd of you to be slightly concerned about their attention span when visiting mills, golf courses, nature centers, and college campuses. To be fair, they might love the sound of those Newark activities, and more power to them? But, we are going to play the odds, and the odds tell us that there’s probably at least one person in your family who could see the value in a paintball adventure. A 2 Z Paintball is exactly that, providing safe and exhilarating fun in Newark. They provide the gear but also let you bring your own. Bring a party or just walk on in and try to join one. And hey, if paintball doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, just wear an extra sweater for padding and give it a go! You might end up loving it!
If you were to talk about local, hidden gems to anyone who had lived in Newark for more than a few months, there’s a great chance that they would bring up Bing’s Bakery. Not only is the name itself a treat, but the goods are baked from scratch. Choose from unbelievable breads, cookies, cakes, tortes, pastries, and even the odd greeting card and souvenir! Once you try a Bing’s baked good for yourself, you’ll understand the appeal of such nick-nacks!
Chapel Street Players
This company of non-professional theatre actors has existed since 1934, as it was originally comprised of University of Delaware students and faculty members with a penchant for the dramatic. Since then, there have been plenty of twists and turns, but the company has persisted into the present. These days, they put on four shows each year. This year, they are putting on One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Girl’s Weekend, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Pippin!
White Clay Creek flows into Newark Reservoir, which often holds upwards over 300 million gallons of water for city use. But there’s more to the body of water than its utility, as there are a few different recreational opportunities to be found. For starters, there’s just under a two-mile paved walking trail which (mostly) follows the reservoir. What’s more, the trail feeds into William M. Redd, Jr. Park. It’s a great way to spend a few hours, no matter who is in your party!
Visit The Best Dentist In Newark!
For family and cosmetic dental care in Newark, DE, we hope you consider Christiana Dental Spa among your options. We are passionate, experienced, and highly-educated in everything that we do. And, when it comes to what we do, there are plenty of dental services on offer!
Whether you are in need of emergency dental care or you are moving to Newark and are looking for professional teeth cleaning for the whole family, we’ve got you covered with affordable dental care. We hope you’ve enjoyed this two-part series and that you move near us at Christiana Dental Spa very soon!