Nanticoke River

A scenic 64-mile waterway in the heart of Delmarva Peninsula. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, and spotting wildlife like bald eagles and river otters. Rich in history, it was once a vital transportation route for farmers and merchants. Come and experience the peaceful beauty of this hidden gem.

With a rich history dating back to the Native American tribes that once lived in the area, the Nanticoke River is more than just a natural wonder. It played a vital role in the development of the region, providing a means of transportation and commerce for farmers and merchants.

If you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Nanticoke River is the perfect destination. Come and explore this hidden gem, and experience the beauty and tranquility of one of Delaware and Maryland’s most beloved natural resources.

Top Destination

The Nanticoke Heritage Byway is a hidden gem in southern Delaware that offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. From stunning parks to historic mansions, here are some of the top destinations to visit along the Nanticoke Heritage Byway.

Woodland Ferry

Seaford, DE

Nanticoke River

Sussex County, DE

Governor Ross Mansion

Seaford, DE

Old Christ Church

Laurel, DE

Trap Pond State Park

Laurel, DE

Byway History

Discover the rich history of southern Delaware along the Nanticoke Heritage Byway, where each stop offers a unique glimpse into the region’s cultural heritage.


Seaford Museum

The Seaford Museum is a must-visit destination for history buffs and curious visitors alike


Ross Mansion

Step back in time and explore the lavish lifestyle of a wealthy 19th-century family at Ross Mansion in Seaford, Delaware.

Hearn and Rawlins Mill

Hearn & Rawlins Mill

Located in southern Delaware, Hearn & Rawlins Mill is a fascinating glimpse into the region’s agricultural past.


Cannon-Maston House

Explore the rich history of the Nanticoke Heritage Byway at the Cannon-Maston House, located in Laurel, Delaware.


Seaford Train Station

The Seaford Train Station is a fascinating piece of southern Delaware’s transportation history.