Harrington Raceway & Casino is yet another one of the Delaware Casinos in which you can have a sensational time. This is especially true given their number of gaming machines, table gaming, sports betting, and horse racing options, among other cool things to do.
But if you’re vacationing in the region and you need to take a day or two off from gaming and racing, you’re in luck. Today’s post will give you a few solid ideas of where to visit after you’ve played your last hand, gaming machine, or watched your last race.
Are you ready to discover what’s waiting for you in the Harrington Region? Keep reading.
Browns Branch County Park
Head over to 1415 Killens Pond Road in Harrington and you will stumble upon Browns Branch County Park. It’s a well-maintained park near the casino, and it’s great if you’re looking for a family-friendly outing. You’ll find illustrious scenery throughout, plus a playground area for kids of all age levels.
It’s also a good place for a picnic when you’ve eaten enough from all those dining options at Harrington Raceway & Casino and would like to opt for something more homegrown. And as a bonus, Browns Branch Park also boasts clean restrooms.
If you’re into the outdoors and nature, keep in mind that Browns Branch is one of a few parks in the area. The following sections will give you a few more places to consider.
Killens Pond State Park
You will find this one at 5025 Killens Pond Road but in Felton, Delaware. And no, that address is not a typo, as you will find it on the same road as Browns Branch, just in the next town over.
Many reviewers on TripAdvisor will tell you that Killens Pond State Park is the ideal spot in the region when you’re looking to embark on an early morning hike.
They also have several trails of varying difficulties here, such as the 2.5-mile Pond Trail. Many locals will even venture out here in the winter to catch the fantastical scenery a world in white brings.
Before the pandemic, they even had a vibrant nature center which was closed as of December 2020. But if you head over to the park, keep an eye out as they may eventually reopen it.
They also have multiple access points to the trails, which are great when you’re unwilling to park on one far end of the park if you plan on venturing far out. They also have convenient access points to the campgrounds if you’re interested in camping as opposed to overnight stays in an area hotel.
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
Head over to nearby Milford at 15411 Abbott’s Pond Road in Milford, and treat the eyes to arguably the area’s most picturesque scenery that features a pond, meadows, surrounding forests, plus the primary attraction—the historic gristmill. They also have a modern education building on the property.
This 377-acre preserve also contains its fair share of nature trails, free per their description on TripAdvisor, and it’s a great way to get to know the nearby woodlands, its wildflowers, and the many animals that inhabit it.
If you’re not lucky enough to come around during a tour, no worries. The visitor center remains open all year long Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm, and during the touring season, it is also open Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm until 4 pm.
They leave the trails open for hiking, biking, and walking daily from dawn to dusk.
If you’re here for a tour, it’s wise to carve out at least two hours or longer if you’re planning on using the trails afterward.
Mispillion River Brewing
If you’re already in Milford, make sure you visit Mispillion River Brewing at 255 Mullet Run Road. And whether you’re looking for fun, food, beer, or just a place to spend time when you’re not watching the races or gracing the gaming floor at Harrington Raceway & Casino, you will find the thrills right here.
You will find many of their freshly-brewed beers on-tap, including favorites like Pineapple Express, Yard Bird, Not Today Satan, Maybe Today Satan, Citron, Space Otter, and other eclectic flavors. They also serve the aforementioned beers by the can and on draft, too.
You will find no food at the brewery, but they do have a food truck called Squish Burger that arrives during special events and on weekends. Squish Burger is a former employee of Mispillion River Brewing, and customers rave about their food.
They also offer a king’s ransom of events here, such as beer launches when the time comes around for new flavors, live music from local bands, promotions, and more.
While odds are you will find great-tasting beverages and crafts at Harrington Raceway & Casino, odds are, you’ve tried nothing until you venture over to Milford and indulge in all that this brewery offers.
Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery
Head back over to nearby Felton and check out Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery at 1683 Peach Basket Road. Like most vineyards, they source their own ingredients and their wines have stood the test of time, as evidenced by the many awards they have received over the years.
If you’re local, Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery also has event space for you to host your next big event, whether you’re looking to put on a shower, fundraiser, wedding, reception, reunion, office party, or just a private social gathering, let Pizzadili coordinate your next event.
You’ll find this one closer to Harrington Raceway & Casino than any other attraction on today’s list since it’s within walking distance from the gaming venue. It’s by no means the largest attraction on the list. But if you’re looking for a place in the area that hosts an eclectic array of events, it’s worth checking out.
For starters, you will find Quillen Arena at 18500 S DuPont Highway in Harrington, right on the grounds of the Delaware State Fair. It’s a hotspot for horse shows, equestrian events, trade shows, motorcycle classes, campaign rallies, and more.
It’s arguably the entertainment hub in Harrington, and the multi-purpose facility boasts over 80,000 square feet, holding a capacity of 2,700 spectators in its bleacher area.
The arena’s features include a fully-landscaped exterior, a full sound, and lighting system, a 150 by 276-foot show ring, multiple ground surfaces, 231 stalls for rent, adjacent practice arenas, and it’s even close to various nearby camping facilities on the fairgrounds if you’re here for an extended stay.
You will also find Centre Ice Arena nearby, which makes up our final attraction on the list.
Centre Ice Arena
If ice skating is one of your favorite pastimes, then you will love the thrills at Center Ice Arena. They open seasonally, often starting around August 31st, which of course, corresponds with when most hockey training camps open nationwide, regardless of the league.
Like a few hot attractions on today’s list, you’re getting a family-friendly vibe here at Center Ice Arena. So, grab the skates and enjoy a fine cardio workout on the ice. Or if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, why not check out hockey games?
You’ll find many thrills at Harrington Raceway & Casino. But odds are, you will find a different kind of thrill here at Centre Ice Arena.
Our Final Thoughts on Harrington, Delaware
Harrington isn’t the largest area in Delaware, unlike Dover, which boasts a vast array of attractions near Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. However, Harrington and the surrounding area hold their own, especially in the avenues of outdoor scenery, brewing, and wine.
Plus, if you’re in town during the state fair, Quillen Arena will be jam-packed with events and chances are, you will find a few events that are to your liking. And if nothing else, take a hike at one of the outdoor attractions listed above.
There are plenty of things to do when you need a break from your favorite casino games at Harrington Raceway & Casino.
Have you visited the casino venue? And if so, did you check out any of the above attractions? Let us know in the comments! We cannot wait to read your stories.