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.

ADMISSION Free

WEBSITE dnrec.delaware.gov

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.

ADMISSION Free

WEBSITE bowersbeach.delaware.gov

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.

ADMISSION Free

WEBSITE visitdelawarevillages.com