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Southern Delaware Paddle & Stay Hotel Package

Stay at one of the participating hotels below and paddle Southern Delaware’s scenic waterways while receiving exclusive offers from restaurants, breweries, distilleries and shops. It’s easy and can be done conveniently on your phone through one app. When making your hotel reservation, reference the Southern Delaware Paddle & Stay Package. After booking your package, you will receive a code upon check-in that gives you access to an interactive trail map and special offers from area businesses. Pick your paddle route and start cashing in on your journey.

Super Deals

Receive great deals from great businesses. Some of these exclusive offers include:

To claim your deals, book your "Paddle & Stay" package at one of the host hotels shown below. The hotel will provide you a with an Access Code and instructions on claiming your deals.

Participating Merchants

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

320 Rehoboth Ave Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Cuisine: American
epitomizing the soul of dogfish head since 1995, brewings & eats originated as the smallest commercial brewery in the united states and the beginn... read more

Shorebreak Lodge

10 Wilmington Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Cuisine: Seafood

The Ice Cream Store

6 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Cuisine: Sweets and Ice Cream

Delaware Paddlesports

17296 Coastal Highway Lewes DE 19958
kayak fishing tours, social paddles, sunset paddles, sup instruction, sup tours, private tours, rentals, sales.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

6 Cannery Village Milton DE 19968
the story of dogfish head began in june of 1995 when we opened dogfish head brewings & eats, the first state's first brewpub opened in the resort... read more

Dolle's Candyland

6701 Coastal Hwy #3 Ocean City MD 21842
Meal Types: Dessert
Cuisine: Sweets and Ice Cream
here, we offer a variety of our most popular confections, and even make some of them in-store! come and watch us make caramel popcorn, caramel apples,... read more

Quiet Storm Surf Shop

7409 Coastal Hwy Ocean City MD 21842
quiet storm surf shop has been serving a wide range of customers since 1984. from locals to the vacationer making their annual family voyage to the so... read more

Lewes Wear

109 Savannah Road Lewes DE 19958

Just Lewes

109 Savannah Road Lewes DE 19958

Host Hotels

The Bellmoor Inn and Spa

6 Christian Street Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
spoil you from head-to-toe with restorative massage therapies, rehydrating skin treatments, nourishing nail care and skin-smoothing waxing services.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

2 Olive Ave Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Meal Types: Breakfast
at the boardwalk plaza hotel, we are proud of our history of superior service and the pampering amenities that make every guest feel like the only gue... read more

The Admiral on Baltimore

2 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
located just steps from the beach and boardwalk in beautiful downtown rehoboth beach. take a dip in our indoor pool, relax and watch the waves from ou... read more

Atlantic Oceanside Dewey Beach Resort

1700 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach DE 19971
if you're looking for dewey beach hotels look no further. choose from two of our excellent accommodations in dewey beach where you can enjoy pet-f... read more

The Avenue Inn & Spa

33 Wilmington Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
the avenue inn & spa takes pride in its 'feel at home atmosphere' offering a unique combination of friendliness and charm giving our guest... read more

The Beacon Inn

514 East Savannah Road Lewes DE 19958
the beacon is a family owned and operated motel, built in 1989. we are the largest lodging place in lewes with 66 neatly appointed and exceptionally c... read more

Dogfish Inn

105 Savannah Road Lewes DE 19958
the dogfish inn embraces modern style and convenience while celebrating a bygone era of family vacations, big cars and endless summers. designed by st... read more

Hotel Rehoboth

247 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
hotel rehoboth delivering luxury and comfort in the heart of rehoboth beach, delaware. this boutique style rehoboth beach hotel offers 52 luxuriously... read more

Hotel Rodney

142 2nd Street Lewes DE 19958
hotel rodney is a boutique hotel located in the heart of historic downtown lewes delaware. built in 1926 on the corner of second and market streets, h... read more

The INN At Canal Square

122 West Market Street Lewes DE 19958
located on the waterfront in the heart of historic lewes, the inn at canal square offers its guests exceptional comfort coupled with seaside charm. wi... read more

Mansion Farm Inn

26285 Broadkill Road Milton DE 19968
historic mansion farm inn, bed and breakfast, weddings & events. mfi has a very serene atmosphere throughout the inn and grounds with a saltwater... read more
behind every great stay is a great night at the days inn & suites® rehoboth beach - dewey hotel in rehoboth beach, de near dewey beach. thi... read more

The Brick Hotel On The Circle

18 The Circle Georgetown DE 19947
where historic charm meets modern relaxation. come ride and rest in one of our 14 uniquely decorated rooms just for you. after a great day of outdoor... read more

Iona Stables and Inn

8033 Iona Way Milford DE 19963
Meal Types: Breakfast, Dinner
iona stables is a 35-acre working horse farm that has been owned by the same family since the 1880’s. the current home was built in 2003 by r... read more

Trails

Prime Hook Visitors Center to Foord’s Landing Trail
3.1 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge does not charge an entrance fee; however you may obtain Federal Duck Stamps or any of the three Department of the Interior passes (America the Beautiful, Senior, and Access passes) during administrative office hours.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Milton, DE.

Trail Towns: Milton and Lewes

eBird checklists: Prime Hook NWR Headquarters Area and Foord’s Landing Road

Paddler’s notes: For more information about Prime Hook NWR, please visit the refuge website. They offer a Prime Hook NWR Canoe Trail.

Milton to McCabe Preserve Trail
1.7 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from Milton Memorial Park. Please do not park you vehicle in a space designated for a a vehicle with a boat trailer.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Milton, DE.

Trail Towns: Milton

eBird checklists: McCabe Nature Preserve

Paddlers’ notes: The recommended paddle is from Milton Memorial Park to the Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve and back to Milton. There is a floating dock and picnic area at the McCabe Preserve. Please abide by the preserve rules when visiting.

Milton to Oyster Rocks Trail
9.8 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from Milton Memorial Park or Oyster Rocks. Please do not park your vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at Memorial Park. Please park safely along the shoulder near the end of Oyster Rocks Road, but stay on the asphalt (the edges are mostly salt marsh mud, and you can get stuck!).

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Milton, DE.

Trail Towns: Milton and Lewes

eBird checklists: McCabe Nature Preserve and Oyster Rocks Road

Paddlers’ notes: The Broadkill River changes dramatically from Milton to Oyster Rocks. Near Milton, the river meanders through forest before it transitions to farmland and salt marsh towards Oyster Rocks. It is recommended that you paddle with the tide on this trail. During an outgoing tide, depart from Milton. During an incoming tide, depart from Oyster Rocks. If you paddle the full trail, make certain to stop for a break at the Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve. There is a floating dock and picnic area at the McCabe Preserve. Please abide by the preserve rules when visiting.

Oyster Rocks to Lewes Boat Ramp Trail
2.4 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from Oyster Rocks or the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please park safely along the shoulder near the end of Oyster Rocks Road, but stay on the asphalt (the edges are mostly salt marsh mud, and you can get stuck!). Please do not park you vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at the Lewes Boat Ramp. The launch area can be very busy during peak fishing season (usually April-October), with most traffic in early morning and mid-afternoon.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Lewes, DE.

Trail Towns: Lewes

eBird checklists: Oyster Rocks Road and Roosevelt Inlet

Paddlers’ notes: It is recommended to paddle on an outgoing tide from Oyster Rocks to Lewes. At the start, the Broadkill River skirts along Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge before it courses between the Great Marsh Preserve and Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve.

Cape Henlopen State Park to Lewes Boat Ramp Trail
4 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please do not park your vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at the Lewes Boat Ramp. The launch area can be very busy during peak fishing season (usually April-October), with the most traffic in the early morning and mid-afternoon. There is a daily park entry fee for Cape Henlopen State Park, and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. If you choose to launch from Lewes Beach, parking meters are in operation seasonally.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Lewes, DE.

Trail Towns: Lewes

eBird checklists: Roosevelt Inlet and Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier

Paddlers’ notes: It is recommended to paddle on an incoming tide if you paddle from Cape Henlopen State Park to the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please paddle a safe distance around the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. On your way, you can stop for a beach break at Lewes Beach. 

Cape Henlopen and Lighthouse Loop
4.1 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please do not park your vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at the Lewes Boat Ramp. The launch area can be very busy during peak fishing season (usually April-October), with the most traffic in the early morning and mid-afternoon. There is a daily park entry fee for Cape Henlopen State Park, and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. If you choose to launch from Lewes Beach, parking meters are in operation seasonally.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor.

Weather: Check the forecast for Lewes, DE.

Trail Towns: Lewes

eBird checklists: Roosevelt Inlet and Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier

Paddlers’ notes: It is recommended to paddle on an incoming tide if you paddle from Cape Henlopen State Park to the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please paddle a safe distance around the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. On your way, you can stop for a beach break at Lewes Beach. For the Cape Henlopen and Lighthouse loop, you can paddle out to the East End Lighthouse and explore life on the rocks along the inner breakwater.

Lewes Boat Ramp to Canalfront Park Trail
1.7 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please do not park your vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at the Lewes Boat Ramp. The launch area can be very busy during peak fishing season (usually April-October), with the most traffic in the early morning and mid-afternoon. If you choose to launch from Canalfront Park, parking meters are in operation seasonally. There is a daily park entry fee for Tower Road (part of Delaware Seashore State Park), and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor for Lewes Boat Ramp and Canalfront Park, and Indian River Inlet for Tower Road.

Weather: Check the forecast for Lewes, DE, and Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Dewey Beach

eBird checklists: Roosevelt Inlet and Tower Road

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides when paddling close to the Roosevelt Inlet near the Lewes Boat Ramp and near the narrow opening in the canal just north of the Route 9 bridge south of Lewes. You may experience heavy currents at peak high and low tides. When paddling near Canalfront Park, be sure to check out the large red boat known as the Lightship Overfalls. Most of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal runs through the marshes of Cape Henlopen State Park before coming to Henlopen Acres and Rehoboth Beach. A canoe/kayak launch at Grove Park near the Rehoboth Beach Museum has been constructed and is slated to open soon. Before you reach the beach at Tower Road, you will pass by the Thompson Island Preserve. If you want a launch site in Rehoboth Bay other than Tower Road, you can paddle to Mulberry Knoll at the mouth of Love Creek.

Canalfront Park to Tower Road Trail
10.4 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no fee to launch from the Lewes Boat Ramp. Please do not park your vehicle in a space designated for a vehicle with a boat trailer at the Lewes Boat Ramp. The launch area can be very busy during peak fishing season (usually April-October), with the most traffic in the early morning and mid-afternoon. If you choose to launch from Canalfront Park, parking meters are in operation seasonally. There is a daily park entry fee for Tower Road (part of Delaware Seashore State Park), and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Lewes, Breakwater Harbor for Lewes Boat Ramp and Canalfront Park, and Indian River Inlet for Tower Road.

Weather: Check the forecast for Lewes, DE, and Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Dewey Beach

eBird checklists: Roosevelt Inlet and Tower Road

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides when paddling close to the Roosevelt Inlet near the Lewes Boat Ramp and near the narrow opening in the canal just north of the Route 9 bridge south of Lewes. You may experience heavy currents at peak high and low tides. When paddling near Canalfront Park, be sure to check out the large red boat known as the Lightship Overfalls. Most of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal runs through the marshes of Cape Henlopen State Park before coming to Henlopen Acres and Rehoboth Beach. A canoe/kayak launch at Grove Park near the Rehoboth Beach Museum has been constructed and is slated to open soon. Before you reach the beach at Tower Road, you will pass by the Thompson Island Preserve. If you want a launch site in Rehoboth Bay other than Tower Road, you can paddle to Mulberry Knoll at the mouth of Love Creek.

New Road to Savages Ditch Trail
3.8 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There are daily park entry fees for New Road, Savages Ditch, and the Indian River Inlet Marina. All three launch sites are part of Delaware Seashore State Park, and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach

eBird checklists: Tower Road, Savages Ditch, and Burton Island

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides when paddling close to the Indian River Inlet. Enjoy a post-paddle hike at the Burton Island Nature Preserve, which is part of Delaware Seashore State Park. Access to Burton Island is by causeway at the north end of the Indian River Marina near the launch site. If you want a different launch site in southern Rehoboth Bay, you can paddle to Massey’s Landing.

Savages Ditch to Indian River Inlet Marina (Burton Island) Launch
1.3 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There are daily park entry fees for New Road, Savages Ditch, and the Indian River Inlet Marina. All three launch sites are part of Delaware Seashore State Park, and costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach

eBird checklists: Tower Road, Savages Ditch, and Burton Island

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides when paddling close to the Indian River Inlet. Enjoy a post-paddle hike at the Burton Island Nature Preserve, which is part of Delaware Seashore State Park. Access to Burton Island is by causeway at the north end of the Indian River Marina near the launch site. If you want a different launch site in southern Rehoboth Bay, you can paddle to Massey’s Landing.

Holts Landing to Kent Avenue Trail
6.8 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There are daily park entry fees for Holts Landing State Park. Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. There are no parking fees for the James Farm Ecological Preserve or the Kent Avenue Assawoman Canal Launch.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Ocean View and Bethany Beach

eBird checklists: Holts Landing State Park and James Farm Ecological Preserve

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides if you choose to paddle north of this zone, which is close to the Indian River Inlet. Enjoy a post-paddle hike at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, which is managed by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. The James Farm has a wonderful beach for launching a kayak, but the parking area for the preserve is a long hike to the water.

Holts Landing to James Farm Ecological Preserve Trail
2.9 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There are daily park entry fees for Holts Landing State Park. Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. There are no parking fees for the James Farm Ecological Preserve or the Kent Avenue Assawoman Canal Launch.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: Ocean View and Bethany Beach

eBird checklists: Holts Landing State Park and James Farm Ecological Preserve

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of the tides if you choose to paddle north of this zone, which is close to the Indian River Inlet. Enjoy a post-paddle hike at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, which is managed by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. The James Farm has a wonderful beach for launching a kayak, but the parking area for the preserve is a long hike to the water.

Kent Avenue Launch to Strawberry Landing
1.7 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no parking fee for the Kent Avenue Assawoman Canal Launch. There is a daily park entry fee for Fenwick Island State Park (North). Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. Paddlers do not need a Conservation Access Pass to launch from Strawberry Landing, Sassafras Landing, or Mulberry Landing, which are all located in the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: South Bethany and Fenwick Island

eBird checklists: Assawoman Wildlife Area and Fenwick Island State Park

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of boat traffic and wind when paddling the open water of Little Assawoman Bay.

Strawberry Landing to the Assawoman Recreation Area of Fenwick Island State Park (North) to Mulberry Landing
3.6 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no parking fee for the Kent Avenue Assawoman Canal Launch. There is a daily park entry fee for Fenwick Island State Park (North). Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. Paddlers do not need a Conservation Access Pass to launch from Strawberry Landing, Sassafras Landing, or Mulberry Landing, which are all located in the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: South Bethany and Fenwick Island

eBird checklists: Assawoman Wildlife Area and Fenwick Island State Park

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of boat traffic and wind when paddling the open water of Little Assawoman Bay.

Miller Creek
4.5 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is no parking fee for the Kent Avenue Assawoman Canal Launch. There is a daily park entry fee for Fenwick Island State Park (North). Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. Paddlers do not need a Conservation Access Pass to launch from Strawberry Landing, Sassafras Landing, or Mulberry Landing, which are all located in the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: South Bethany and Fenwick Island

eBird checklists: Assawoman Wildlife Area and Fenwick Island State Park

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of boat traffic and wind when paddling the open water of Little Assawoman Bay.

Assawoman Recreation Area of Fenwick Island State Park (North) to Cannon Street Park
3.7 Miles

Local information

Fees & Parking: There is a daily park entry fee for Fenwick Island State Park (North). Costs vary for vehicles registered in Delaware and out-of-state. To avoid the daily fee, you can purchase an annual Delaware State Parks pass. PLEASE NOTE: Fenwick Island State Park (South) prohibits the launch of personal boats. Coastal Kayak is the permitted outfitter for Fenwick Island State Park (South), and they offer rental kayaks, paddleboards, and sailboats. There is no fee to launch from Cannon Street Park.

Tides: The nearest tide tables are for Indian River Inlet.

Weather: Check the forecast for Bethany Beach, DE.

Trail Towns: South Bethany and Fenwick Island

eBird checklists: Assawoman Wildlife Area and Fenwick Island State Park

Paddlers’ notes: Be mindful of boat traffic and wind when paddling the open water of Little Assawoman Bay.