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PICNIC PERFECTION IN BUCKS COUNTY
Grab your baskets and your blankets! International Picnic Day is June 18 and Bucks County has many scenic spots to nosh and soak up the sun. Pack a picnic and take your friends and family to one of Bucks County's parks or other unique settings to enjoy the great outdoors!
• With more than 7,500 acres of county and state park land, Bucks County's parks provide some of the best places to picnic. The beautiful landscapes, woods, meadows and streams are the perfect setting for an outdoor feast.
o Core Creek Park has pavilions and wooded picnic areas for you to enjoy. Pets are allowed so bring your furry friend!
o Taking its name from Neshaminy Creek, Neshaminy State Park has picnic benches and grills at your disposal to create your perfect picnic.
o Playwicki Park is a local favorite. The kids can play on the huge playground while you grill up a delicious meal for the family and enjoy it in one of their large pavilions.
o Ringing Rocks Park is a both a breathtaking and unique place for picnic. After you finish eating, make sure to bring a hammer to the boulder field to hit the 10 foot high rock piles that make a strange and fascinating ringing sound when struck.
o Situated around the beautiful Lake Towhee,Lake Towhee Park has much to offer including a playground, hiking, boating, and fishing. After your activity filled day, enjoy a picnic in their spacious pavilion surrounded by large, shady trees.
• For a romantic and special picnic, head over to Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery. After a self-guided tour and wine tasting, the owners welcome you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you view the vineyard's 40 stunning acres. When you're finished, explore their exquisite sculptures created by Bucks County artists.
• If you're looking for a place to picnic and get a history lesson, Pennsbury Manor delivers! The Manor, a reconstruction of William Penn's home, is set on 43 beautiful acres along the Delaware River. Take their guided tour through the Manor House, furnished with 17th century period furniture and experience what life was like in colonial times. After your tour you are free to explore the estate. Stroll through the gardens, walk along the banks of the Delaware River or visit the stables to catch a glimpse of oxen or sheep grazing in the pastures. Take your picnic lunch to their covered picnic pavilion to round out your exciting and educational experience.
• Take a trip back in time when you picnic at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Preserved on the park's 500 acres is the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. When your finished having lunch in one of the parks many picnic areas, tour the rest of the park for more American history, natural beauty, and family fun!
• Is there a better way to picnic than surrounded by beautiful, blooming wildflowers? The folks at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve don't think so! Take one of their daily Guided Wildflower Walks to see and learn about the gorgeous blooms. After your walk, picnic in the designated area located just past the entrance to the Preserve grounds, in the Captain James Moore Pavilion and adjacent grassy area. The Pavilion has electricity and picnic tables to make your experience perfect!