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7 Ways to Experience Outdoor Adventure in Bucks County 

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.

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1. Take a cool bike ride through the trees and dense forest of Tyler State Park! Follow the winding contour of Neshaminy Creek through 1,711 acres of farm and woodland. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the many pavilions along the trail.

Hop off your bike for a jog along four miles of trails where the creek joins the Delaware River in Neshaminy State Park. That park also offers a playground and boat launch ramps for kayaking. 

2. Bike along the blacktop trail around Lake Galena at Peace Valley Park. Spy one of 250 bird species in 14 miles of trails, woods and meadows that are bursting with wildlife and wildflowers. Stop for some boating and fishing fun! 

3. Hike down to the boulder field at Ringing Rocks Park, which is filled with rocks that ring like a bell when struck with a hammer. Discover the county's largest waterfall in the park's 128-acres. 

4. Connect with nature 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 perspective from atop "High Rocks," a 200-foot sheer rock formation. Challenge yourself with a closed-deck canoe and kayak course! 

5. One of Bucks County's best places for a hike is the scenic 5,000-acre Nockamixon State Park. Pass through hardwood forests, explore the remnants of a long-forgotten summer camp or see migrating waterfowl, boaters and fishers on the lake. Or if you prefer to get your feet wet, start your own kayaking adventure in the water. 

6. Explore the 1,200 acres of Core Creek Park as you run along safe and well-mapped paths. Take a side trip along Lake Luxembourg. You can also enjoy ball fields, tennis and horseback riding! 

7. Run along the Delaware Canal on Bucks County's longest trail, the 60-mile Delaware Canal State Park. Spot spectacular fall foliage along a piece of Pennsylvania history from the mid-19th century. The canal contains many miles of river shoreline and 11 islands.

Bonus: Want to see beautiful Bucks County scenery from the air? Head to Van Sant Historic Airfield to take-off on a bi-plane adventure! 

When you're done exploring, share your photos on Instagram using #BucksCountyMoment. Want more fun ideas? Check out the most recent map of trails along Bike Bucks County's Delaware Canal Loop. Then like Visit Bucks County on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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