Three Ways to Spend More Time Outdoors in 2023: Delmarva Peninsula Outdoor Activities

Katie Cherrix

Filling turkey dinners, endless piles of cookies, and stockings overstuffed with candy can leave you feeling a little sluggish come New Year's Day. Fortunately, you can cure that post-holiday slump with a little sunshine and exercise. Here are three ways to enjoy the outdoors on Delmarva so you can feel great in 2023.

Take a Walk on the Beach

Whether you prefer the Chesapeake or the Atlantic, getting your feet wet and breathing in the salty air is one of the easiest ways to feel more energized. It may be a little cold this time of year, but it can be refreshing to reconnect with your senses after getting lost in the Christmas rush. Assateague, Rehoboth, Ocean City, and Cape Henlopen are easily accessible for Worcester County and Delaware residents, while those living in Somerset and the counties in upper Maryland can enjoy numerous small beaches along the Chesapeake Bay. Depending on the time of year and the area's specific regulations, you can enjoy activities like beachcombing, fishing, and oystering during your walk.

Pack a Healthy Picnic

You don't have to wait until spring to enjoy a picnic in the park. Some of Delmarva's sunny winter days are warm enough for picnicking, and there are so many beautiful parks to "pick" from. From Virginia to Delaware, the peninsula is dotted with parks, landings, and other outdoor spots to sit down, unplug, and enjoy a nice, refreshing packed lunch. Pemberton Park in Salisbury, Pocomoke River State Park, Fenwick Island, Cape Henlopen, Jane's Island, Killen's Pond, and countless others provide the perfect setting for picnicking, walking, people-watching, and peacefully observing nature.

Try Something New

2023 is the perfect time to pick up a new outdoor sport or hobby. Many people enjoy hunting, fishing, shell-collecting, kayaking, and wildlife photography. Since these types of activities are so well-developed on Delmarva, you'll have no problem finding someone to help you get started. Whether you envision yourself canoeing down the Pocomoke River or reeling in the next biggest bass, there are so many ways to enjoy life here on the peninsula.

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