Delaware is situated in the middle of the state of Ohio, about twenty miles north of Columbus. Delaware was founded in 1808, and was integrated as a city as early as in 1816, it is also the county seat of Delaware County.
1. Take a break in a park: Although this park rests in the midst of the fertile agricultural plains of Delaware County, in contrast to the surrounding farmlands, the park offers a variety of natural features. The area lies upon Columbus limestone believed to have been formed over 350 million years ago.
2. Enjoy some water sports: The Alum Creek State Park boasts the largest reservoir in Delaware County. There is plenty to do in this park, one can just relax and enjoy a picnic outdoors or go for a swim, or a boat ride or follow a trail and go hiking. The park presents 40 miles of bridle trails for horse riding and in winters there a 7-mile snowmobile trail.
3. Visit an observatory: The ground-breaking ceremony of The Perkins Observatory started in 1923 by Hiram Mills Perkins. Later the observatory was named the Perkins Observatory. The observatory offers a number of programs to the public that involves both lectures and tours of the facilities.
4. Explore some caverns: See the wonders of nature as an underground river cut through solid limestone rock to form these caverns. The Olentangy Indian Caverns today offer an exciting excursion into ancient American Indian lore with a labyrinth of beautiful winding passages and spacious underground rooms. It is believed that the Wyandotte Indians used to live in these caverns, which offered them shelter from the weather as well as from their enemies.
5. Enjoy a race: Delaware is known for The Little Brown Jug, which is a worldwide renowned harness race. This race is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing. Each September, the local residents and visiting racing fans come to the Delaware County Fairgrounds to enjoy the five days of Grand Circuit harness racing.