Fun summer attractions to visit in Dover
1. WHAT St. Jones Reserve
WHERE 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover
HOURS Dawn to dusk, Monday through Saturday
WHAT’S THERE A two-mile nature trail is a part of the St. Jones Greenway, with a quarter-mile boardwalk over the salt marsh that connects the Reserve with the adjacent Ted Harvey Wildlife Management Area. The St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies at the Reserve offers hiking trails, hands-on interactive activities and exhibits. The St. Jones Center is open for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
2. WHAT Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
WHERE 3357 Main St., Bowers Beach
HOURS 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day
WHAT’S THERE Guests will find nifty artifacts of Bowers, the Delaware Bay and the watermen of the area at the Maritime Museum. Additionally, the museum will be part of the annual pirate festival, the Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash, on Memorial Day weekend. The free event is a throwback to the state’s swashbuckling heritage. It features pirate reenactment groups, nautical bands, games, vendors and more. The fest will be held this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
3. WHAT Barratt’s Chapel & Museum
WHERE 6362 Bay Road, Frederica
HOURS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday
WHAT’S THERE For the most post part, Barratt’s Chapel looks as close to what it did two centuries ago. Built in 1780, the chapel is a house of worship that’s also known as "The Cradle of American Methodism." Pioneers Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury met there in 1784 to establish the Methodist church as an independent denomination.