Bucks County

Tag - Washington Crossing Historic Park

There are quite a few unique events and celebrations happening this weekend in Bucks County! How many opportunities do you get to spend an evening with Groucho, explore a wedding showcase and celebrate George Washington’s birthday all in one weekend? 

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.

In 1776, General George Washington and his army marched through parts of Bucks County, but before they reached New Jersey for the historic Battle of Trenton, they had to make their way across the Delaware River through a wintry mix of snow and ice. Though these men had just experienced an incredibly tough loss in New York just a couple months prior, they never gave up. If they hadn’t persisted through the harsh Northeastern winter, then one of the most monumental battles of the Revolutionary War would not have been won by Washington’s army, and the cause for freedom may have been lost.

Capturing Aerial Images of Bucks County

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 AM by Paul Loftland

I needed to get a bird’s eye view of landmarks and points of interest in Bucks County. This is possible with technology using unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a., drones, but I wanted to show a different view of Bucks County by getting high in the sky while taking video, 360 Virtual Reality panoramas and photos of locations in Bucks County. Since some areas are no-fly zones for drones, the only solution to capture these images was to take them from a helicopter.