Bucks County

Category - Outdoor Recreation

When I was a kid back in the 1970s, there was a rumor that a haunted farmhouse on Dark Hollow Road would appear in the night and disappear during the day. You certainly didn’t go near the place at night; it was probably not a good idea to go there during the day either in case your car broke down and you found yourself stranded there at dusk.

Exploring the Ruins of the Delhaas Woods

Monday, March 19, 2018 11:00 AM by Kathleen Butler

Home to almost 5 miles of trails, diverse wildlife and historical ties to WWII, the Silver Lake Nature Center offers 468 acres of natural landscapes just begging to be explored. The park contains two large warehouse-sized foundation ruins, along with other smaller ruins, on its property known as the Delhaas Woods Ruins

The annual reenactment of one of the most significant moments in revolutionary history started out as a sword-swallower’s publicity stunt more than half a century ago. Fast forward through the years and an Olympic gold medalist, unofficial “Hessian troops” and mischievous fraternity brothers have all made an appearance in this iconic Bucks County event.

Finding ways to get children engaged in nature as opposed to electronic devices can be quite the feat. I have made it my mission this summer to help my children find ways to explore local parks, nature preserves and other outdoor recreational areas. One noteworthy place we recently visited was Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope.

From Elisa:

Bristol now boasts a pier with two large floating docks with 32 boat slips and a fishing area near its iconic covered Wharf area. Boaters can now dock and get a bite to eat or some cold drinks, shop along Mill Street or Radcliffe Street, or attend one of Bristol's many festivals!

It’s finally that time of year again. The shad are making their way up the Delaware River to their spawning grounds, the nights are getting longer, and the days are warming up. This can only mean one thing: it’s time to go to New Hope. Again and again and again.