Lake Gerar is located in downtown Rehoboth Beach. There are several areas where you can walk along side Lake Gerar. One is at the intersection of 3rd Street & Olive Avenue. Another is just behind the Henlopen Hotel at the intersection of 1st Street and Lake Avenue. I personally like the area at 3rd & Olive. Here there is a nice area for a picnic, a bench or two and also a small swingset for the kids. Here you will often see ducks along the edge of the lake or swimming in the lake. Sometimes I will bring some cracked corn or bread to feed the ducks. You often will see turtles and fish in the lake too. Often, I will stop here just to see the wildlife. There are several shade trees here, so it is a nice place to catch some shade on a hot summer day. There are also a set of wooden steps leading from Olive Avenue down to the edge of Lake Gerar into a grassy area with a few benches.
Overall, Lake Gerar is just a small lake with a small green park surrounding it. It is not a huge park, but a nice green spot in downtown. It is worth a peek IF you want to check out the ducks, turtles and fish. It is also a nice place to have a picnic. The only downside, is that there is no parking on site (other than the metered parking on Olive Avenue).
Note: There is a Tot Lot and waterfountains at the 1st & Lake Avenue area of Lake Gerar in addition to a paved path around the lake. There is also no parking other than metered parking at this section of Lake Gerar.
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