Welcome to Western Sussex County

Planning a beach weekend? Come a little early or stay a little longer to take advantage of midweek tours, presentations, and museum hours! Find a full itinerary of fun things to do in Western Sussex County.

Western Sussex County with the pristine Nanticoke River serving as its centerpiece is a hidden gem just a few minutes outside of the mayhem of the Delaware beaches.

When you plan your next vacation to the Delaware coast, consider getting away from the overcrowded beach and relax along our tranquil river for a few days instead. Our clean Nanticoke River offers outdoor adventurists an array of activities, from boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking to walks or biking along the many trails.

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There are also many interesting heritage stories and attractions to visit throughout our area, including ones about the sinister Patty Cannon and the civil rights pioneer Harriet Tubman. Don’t forget to pack a few extra dollars to shop in one of many retailers. We have everything from local chocolates to antiques. The best part? It’s ALL TAX FREE!

We invite you to come explore and connect too our historical gems, the Nanticoke River and its waterways, and the quaint towns and attractions that our communities have to offer. Whether you are a visitor, resident, or business owner, you will get a “hometown feeling” and sense of community.

Isn’t it time you planned a visit?

Byway Bucks

The “Byway Buck” coupon invites you to discover Delaware’s scenic and historic treasures! 

Explore one of Delaware’s six officially-designated “byway” roadway routes, winding through some the most charming small towns and taking in its scenic landscapes. Along the way, you can redeem Byway Bucks at small, locally-owned Byway shops, restaurants, and attractions for a variety of special offers, experiencing the tax-free shopping and dining – and hometown hospitality – that makes the First State one-of-a-kind. 

Map out your own Byway adventure…whether for an hour, a day, or a weekend, your back roads Byway adventure 

begins with a Byway route found at the DelDOT Gateway website: https://deldot.gov/Programs.byways/                                                                                          

How do you find Byway Buck Business?

The ‘Byway Buck’ coupon voucher is redeemable at a variety of Byway–adjacent small businesses for a variety of special offers. For an instant, go-to list of ‘shop local’ Byway-side businesses and their Byway Buck offers, visit:

• DelDOT Byways website (https://deldot.gov/Programs/byways/); or 
• Byway Bucks on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DelawareBywayBucks/
How to Redeem Byway Bucks for Special Offers:
• Use your mobile device screen at check-out to display the Byway Bucks logo found atop the Delaware Byway Bucks Facebook Page;
• Download and print Byway Bucks at DelDOT Byways website main page

How Do you Find Us..

From Points North (Wilmington/Philadelphia/New York): I-95 South toward Newark/Baltimore. Exit 4A to DE-1 S/US-13 S. Continue of DE-1 S. Continue to Puncheon Run Connector. Turn Left onto US-13 S to Greater Seaford Area.

From Points West (Washington D.C, Baltimore, Ohio): I-97 toward Annapolis/Bay Bridge. Exit onto US-301 N/Us-50 E to Bay Bridge. Take US-50 Exit toward Ocean City. Follow US-50 E to Left onto MD-404 East. Turn Left to stay on MD-404 E. Turn Right onto US-13 to Greater Seaford.

From Points South (Eastern Shore MD/Virginia): From Bay Bridge Tunnel, Stay on US-13 N. Continue on US-13 N toward Salisbury/Dover. Follow US-13 N to North Salisbury Blvd to Greater Seaford area.

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