Bucks County

FROM THE LOCALS BLOG

Author: Brittany Brown

Brittany Brown was born and raised in Bucks County and having lived in lower, central and upper Bucks, she has fond memories and experiences from all over the area. Brittany is an arbiter of local culture and runs the Britt Around Town social media platforms where she highlights local eats, shops and places to explore throughout the area. She has a passion for taking photos, supporting small businesses and all things local.

Brittany is a volunteer with Pine2Pink in social media and strategic partnerships, volunteers as an event advertising assistant with the Heritage Conservancy and is on the marketing board of the Perkasie Towne Improvement Association.

In her spare time, Brittany enjoys exploring Bucks County trails and state parks, walking the Delaware Canal towpath, kayaking down the Delaware River, attending events at Sesame Place, going out for a meal with friends and shopping local.

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I Spent the Day at Sesame Place During COVID-19 & This is How It Went

by Brittany Brown on October 1, 2020

Sunny days await behind the gates of Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne! Based on Jim Henson’s popular educational children’s show, Sesame Street, this children’s amusement park has been making memories for families since 1980. Did you know Sesame Place is the world’s first autism certified theme park? Nothing less would be expected from their COVID-19 precautionary measures that were…

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5 Places to Play Disc Golf in Bucks County

by Brittany Brown on September 10, 2020

Calling all disc golf players! There are 5 disc golf courses that wind in and out of our beautiful Bucks County parks. Whether you are a novice, a skilled disc golfer, or are just looking for something different to do, there are courses throughout the County for everyone! Tyler State Park Disc Golf Course Located in Newtown, this course is not only one of the most notable golf courses in Bucks…

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This B&B in New Hope Hid Aaron Burr after His Famous Duel with Alexander Hamilton

by Brittany Brown on July 1, 2020

“Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?” Lin Manuel Miranda's earnest voice echoed in my head, as I walked up to the Aaron Burr House in New Hope. According to history, after killing one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in their famous duel back in 1804, Burr escaped to Bucks County to take shelter at a home that was previously owned by his close friends. This building is now a bed…

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Take Your Pick at The Hickory Stick

by Brittany Brown on June 20, 2020

The Hickory Stick is a small family business based in an old German schoolhouse in Perkasie. It re-opened in 2019 under Laura & Tom Devlin’s ownership and is one of the newest additions to the Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail! Originally, Laura was working for Dairy Queen when she lost her daughter, Mia’s, father. It always brought back a smile to her face seeing all the kids get ice cream at DQ…

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Follow this Haunted Bucks County Driving Tour

by Brittany Brown on June 16, 2020

Established back in 1682, Bucks County has gathered its share of ghostly residents and haunting stories over the last few centuries. The County is home to roaming spirits, haunted roads and unexplained phenomenon. Join me as I embark on a driving tour of more than 20 haunted locations throughout Bucks County! Follow along - if you dare! While driving the entire length of stops will take you a good…

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Take a Bite out of Bucks County Biscotti

by Brittany Brown on May 28, 2020

Biscotti has always been a long-held delectable tradition in Italy. The dry, almond biscuit that originated in the hills of Tuscany, is a crunchy treat often dipped in coffee or tea. For Karen Riley and Craig Silbert, the folks over at Bucks County Biscotti, this oblong-shaped dessert is more than just a “biscuit.” Bucks County Biscotti Company is an artisan wholesale biscotti company co-founded…

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I Want Candy! What to Order Now (and How to) at Evolution Candy in Doylestown

by Brittany Brown on May 6, 2020

From Wacky Wafers and Astro Pops, to Nik L Nips and Whatchamacallits, stepping into Evolution Candy on East State Street is like taking a trip back in time. This little candy shop in the heart of downtown Doylestown has it all. Whether you’re looking for a sweet birthday present or to surprise a loved one, ordering during the current climate has never been easier. All you have to do is call ahead…

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Take a Tour of the 12 Covered Bridges of Bucks County

by Brittany Brown on May 5, 2020

Covered bridges are some of Bucks County’s oldest and most treasured gems. More than 50 bridges once stood in its history, however only 12 remain. Spread throughout the County, these bridges are a must-see for tourists and locals alike. Those interested in participating in an easy adventure can put together a picnic, hop in the car and get ready to embark on a self-guided tour to see 12 beautiful…

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Movie Marathon: Watch These Popular Flicks Filmed in Bucks County

by Brittany Brown on March 30, 2020

Looking for a way to enjoy Bucks County from the comfort of your living room? How about a movie marathon? Over the years, Directors have turned to Bucks County as the perfect setting to bring their films to life. If dinner and a movie sounds like the perfect night in, here are some suggestions of notable movies filmed in Bucks County. The Upside (PG-13) Released in 2019, directed by Neil Burger…

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