Beach Guide - Page 30 and 31 - BEYOND THE BEACH (2)

Beach Guide
- Page 30 and 31
BEYOND THE BEACH (2)
WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH SUN AND SAND

By Mike Klingaman
The Baltimore Sun

CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY
Leave the beach behind, but bring your car, and take the 17-mile, 85-minute cruise across the Delaware Bay to scenic Cape May, N.J., rain or shine. $65-$76 round trip or $18 pedestrian.

43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. 800-643-3779. cmlf.com.

CRAFTBOX S.T.E.A.M SHOP
This unique shop sells supplies for projects that may be percolating in the sunburned heads of young and old alike, hence, the acronym (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Moreover, they offer classes and will help you get started with your brainstorm.

300 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island. 302-539-7214. draftboxinc.com.

DICKENS PARLOUR THEATER
World-class magicians perform nightly (7 p.m.) for folks of all ages inaone-hour show followed by a meet-and-greet with even more magic. Free popcorn prior to performance. $26 adults, $18 children under 12.

35715 AtlanticAve., Millville (3 miles from Bethany Beach). 302-829-1071. dptmagic.com.

ESCAPE REHOBOTH
Test your deductive abilities to break out of anyone of five escape rooms spanning centuries in this interactive mystery puzzle. It’s mental calisthenics for the whole family. $20 adults, $15 students.

20245 Bay Vista Road #206, Rehoboth Beach. 302-344-6125. escaperehoboth.com.

BETHANY BEACH NATURE CENTER
Take a quarter-mile walk through a pine grove and wetlands that harbor osprey and blue herons. The center offers hands-on activities for kids to learn about Delaware’s inland bays.

807 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. 302-537-7680. townofbethanybeach.com.

FORT MILES MUSEUM
Bring World War II to life with a tour of the historic site, whose 2,500 soldiers helped defend the EastCoast against enemy attacks. Guns, shells and observation towers remain.

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. 302-644-5007. fortmilesha.org.

HOPKINS FARM CREAMERY
Situated on Delaware’s largest working dairy farm, the creamery serves more than 25 kinds of fresh-made ice cream in flavors from moo cookies to cowpie.

18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes. 302-645-7163. hopkinsfarmcreamery.com.

JUNCTION AND BREAKWATER TRAIL
Take a 6-mile trek along an old rail line through a canal-rich landscape. Or ride your bike. Or take your dog (on a leash). The flat trail offers stunning vistas of coastal marshes and the way life used to be.

Holland Glade and Hebron Roads, Rehoboth Beach. 302-645-8983. alltrails.com.

JUNGLE JIM’S
The river safari water park features giant water slides, a wave pool, a rope climb and bumper boats. Also batting cages and two minature golf courses with waterfalls and streams. Adults can settle into an inner tube and float down the “Lazy River.” Admission is $23-$38, depending on height; less after 3 p.m.

36944 Country Club Road, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8444 funatjunglejims.com.

LEWES FARMERS MARKET
Fresher fruits and vegetables, you just won’t find. Established in 2006, the largest producer-only market in Delaware also offers breads, baked goods, eggs, meats and herbs from more than 30 vendors. Saturdays, May 4 through Sept. 28, from 8a.m. to noon.

George H.P. Smith Park, Johnson & Dupont Aves., Lewes. 302-644-1436. historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.

DISCOVER SEA SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
A captivating (and sometimes eerie) hands-on exhibit of many of the centuries-old 10,000 shipwreck artifacts in the museum’s collection—from cutlasses to gold coins. There are keepsakes from the Titanic here, too.

708 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island. 302-539-9366. discoversea.com.

REVELATION CRAFT BREWING CO.
This small three-year-old brewery offers tours of its fermentation tanks and brewing equipment,with which it makes 16 craft beers. Sample those that tickle your fancy. Call ahead for appointment.

19841 Central St., Rehoboth Beach. 302-212-5674. revbeer.com.

NASSAU VALLEY VINEYARDS
Visit this award-winning winery, the first commercial vineyard inthe state. Self-guided tours and wine tasting ($7, keep the glass) on Monday through Saturday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.).

32165 Winery Way, Lewes. 302-645-9463. nassauvalley.com.

REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE
Browse the multiple, ever-changing displays of paintings and fine crafts in the exhibition galleries on a leafy 3-acre setting. Free admission. Classes offered in pottery, painting, mosaics and other arts.

12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408. rehobothartleague.com.