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Biking, Hiking & Running
Get out and get active in Bucks County! The expansive countryside of Bucks County is home to many parks, trails and nature centers perfect for a day of biking, hiking or running. Experience nature all around you as you take in the beauty that is Bucks County.
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Be sure to watch out for the horseback riders when you bike along 10.5 miles of paved trails in the woodland setting of Tyler State Park. Take a cool ride through the trees and experience the dense forest around you. Follow the winding contour of Neshaminy Creek through 1,711 acres of farm and woodland. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy one of the many pavilions along the trail.
Bike along the blacktop trail around Lake Galena at Peace Valley Park. Take in the natural beauty to spy one of 250 bird species that have been spotted at the park. Meadows bursting with wildlife and wildflowers surround the bike trail. Veer in and out of the woods along the 14 miles of nature trails at the park. Stop for a picnic or for some boating and fishing fun.
Experience the wonders of Mother Nature on a hike at Ringing Rocks Park. Hike down to the boulder field, filled with rocks that ring like a bell when struck with a hammer. Visitors can explore the park's 128 acres, including the county's largest waterfall. You can also enjoy a picnic here as you study the surrounding nature and geological formation.
Connect with nature as you hike your way from Ralph Stover State Park to Tohickon Valley Park. The winding trail connecting the two parks offers some of the best views in all of Bucks County. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest from atop "High Rocks," a 200-foot sheer rock formation just off the trail. Pass through many habitats or challenge yourself with a closed-deck canoe and kayak course on days with high water conditions.
One of Bucks County's best places for a hike is the scenic 5,000-acre Nockamixon State Park. Nockamixon offers several different trails for everyone from first-timers to seasoned hikers. Pass through hardwood forests or explore the remnants of a long-forgotten summer camp. The lake is a great rest stop to see migrating waterfowl, boaters and fishers.
Core Creek Park is an active and eventful 1,200-acre park. Walkways throughout the park make for a safe and well-mapped run. Take a side trip along Lake Luxembourg or just enjoy a peaceful run through the beautifully landscaped park. You can also enjoy playgrounds, ball fields, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing.
Run along the Delaware Canal on Bucks County's longest trail. The 60-mile trail in Delaware Canal State Park once served as the towpath of the canal between Easton and Bristol. The fall months provide spectacular views of the foliage as you run along a piece of Pennsylvania history. The only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath era from the early mid-19th century, the Delaware Canal contains a historic path, many miles of river shoreline and 11 islands.
Take a jog along four miles of trails where the Neshaminy Creek joins the Delaware River in Neshaminy State Park. Taking its name from the Creek, the park also offers picnic benches, grills, a playground, pavilion and boat launch ramps.