Time for a “Stay-cation”

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Jo Schmeiser CCGM Executive Director 

 Although this winter hasn’t been that bad in Milford, if you’re like me you are ready for warm weather and some time off.  Unfortunately though, with gas prices increasing and the economy still not in the condition we’d like it to be in, going on a far-away vacation is just not in the budget.

The good news is, you don’t have to go far, or spend a lot of money to have a good time.  Why not just go on a “Stay-cation”?   You and your family can stay in and around Milford and have a wonderful time without having to break the bank.

Have you been to Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, the DuPont Nature Center or Primhook National Wildlife Refuge?   These are wonderful places to hike, take pictures and see wildlife that you may not normally see. 

Have you ever taken the family fishing?  Two CCGM Members, Russel’s Charter Fishing and First Light Charters, would be more than happy to book a day on the bay with you and family &/or friends.  You can land a big one, and cook it for dinner later that day.

If you want a little more exercise why not play a round of golf at Shawnee Country Club, paddle down the Mispillion with Delmarva Board Sport Adventures, or play horseshoes or miniature golf at Putt-A-Rosa.  Or, if your family likes to swim, take the family to the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club and enjoy swimming indoors.

Another fun thing to do is take a ride through historic Downtown Milford on a Segway.  They teach you how to ride, and it’s safe and easy.

If you’d like to learn a little history, visit the Milford Museum or spend the day at the newly renovated Milford Public Library.

If art is your thing the Mispillion Art League is a wonderful place to take a class or just look at the beautiful work in the gallery.

Many families enjoy camping, and if you drive just a few miles south you can go to the all-new Jellystone Park.  You might even run into Yogi Bear.

Of course you’re going to get hungry, and you’re in luck.  Milford has several eating establishments to please any pallet.  Go to the Milford Plaza Shopping Center and have lunch or dinner at Mama Maria’s Italian Restaurant or Capriotti’s Sub Shop.  Drive across the street for an all-u-can-eat menu at the Grand Buffet.

If you want to eat downtown stop in the Georgia House, La Ortolana Pizza or Abbott’s Grill for their homemade specialties. 

If you like to picnic, grab a blanket and go to Bicentennial Park.  Before you head to the park make sure to get take-out from Sonic, Good News Natural Health Food Store, Mills Brothers Market, Walmart or call Mr. Bar-B-Que.

Before you head home don’t forget to stop for dessert at Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness, next to Walmart.

There’s a lot to do locally, so why not spend your vacation time this year in the Greater Milford area?  You’ll help the local economy while having fun. 

For information about any of the businesses or organizations mentioned, call the chamber at 422.3344, stop in the chamber at 5 S. Washington Street and pick-up literature or a Milford Quality Living Book, or visit www.milfordchamber.com.

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