Laurel is a small town in Southern Delaware with a population of 4,200 people (2016).
U.S. Route 13 is the main north-south road in Laurel, heading north toward Seaford and Dover and south to Delmar and Salisbury. U.S. Route 9 begins at U.S. Route 13 in Laurel and heads northeast toward Georgetown and Lewes. Delaware Route 24 runs east-west through Laurel, heading west to Sharptown, Maryland and east to Millsboro.
DART First State bus Route 212 serves Laurel, providing access from Georgetown, Bridgeville, Seaford, and Delmar.
While it has no mass transit, the town has paved roads with approximately 3 stoplights that extend throughout the entire local area, facilitating travel by car or bike to the many points of interest in and around Laurel. Police officers can be quite irritable and pull you over for minor infractions. You only have to worry about this Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM however, as officers are rarely seen after these hours except for the occasional state trooper.
Laurel, and most of the surrounding area, is home to some of the largest chicken houses in the state. These are a must see. They are also extremely easy to find because along with being pretty much everywhere, if you ever lose your way just simply follow your nose. You can also drive through miles and miles of flat but beautiful countryside. Many big woods that always have deer and other animals roaming through (until hunting season begins that is). The Laurel Little League has about ten fields and during seasonal play there are over 6 different age groups that play.
- Captain John Smith Monument/Phillips Landing, Phillips Landing Rd, Rte 496. Park offering natural beauty that was experienced by Captain John Smith, one of the earliest explorers of America.
- 1 Old Christ Church, Chipmans Pond Rd and Christ Church Rd. Historic wooden Episcopal church near Chipmans Pond that dates back to 1772.
- 2 Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress La, ☏ . 8AM-sunset daily. State park around Trap Pond that is home to one of the northernmost natural stands of bald cypress trees. Trap Pond offers boating and fishing, with boat rentals available during the summer months. Recreational amenities at Trap Pond State Park include the 4.9-mile Boundary Trail around the pond, the Baldcypress Nature Center, picnic areas, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a playground. The park is home to a campground offering RV and tent camping. Mar-Nov: $4/day Delaware vehicle, $8/day out-of-state vehicle; Dec-Feb: Free.
- Skydive Delmarva, 32524 Aero Dr, ☏ . Skydiving operation with a 20-person Twin Otter airplane. Skydiving jumps made from 13,500 feet.
- Abbott's on Broad Creek, 300 Delaware Ave, ☏ . American restaurant serving farm-to-table cuisine.
There are no hotels in Laurel, your best bet is to drive north to Seaford.
The historic town of Bethel, Delaware is essentially within the out-skirts of Laurel and hosts a yearly event with tours and a parade through the town.
|Routes through Laurel|
|END ←||W E||→ Lewes → Cape May|
|Dover ← Bridgeville ←||N S||→ Delmar → Salisbury|