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Author: Brooke Hillman

Brooke Hillman is a writer and self-taught photographer based in Bucks County, PA. Instilled with a fierce love of Bucks County since childhood, Brooke loves sharing her hometown and its hidden gems with others. She’s a book nerd, travel addict and nature lover with a serious craving for the next adventure. She has a passion for exploring the world around her and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

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Behind the Scenes: From the Locals Podcast – Shady Brook Farm

by Brooke Hillman on October 14, 2020

With pumpkin picking and fall festivities in full swing, it only seemed fitting that for episode 3 of From the Locals, we talk to Dave Fleming, an owner of one of the most popular autumn destinations in Bucks County: Shady Brook Farm. Located in Yardley, Shady Brook Farm is run today by Dave, his sister Amy, and his brother Paul, but was actually started 4 generations earlier by Dave’s…

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Behind the Scenes: “From the Locals” Podcast – Wedgwood Inn B&B

by Brooke Hillman on August 6, 2020

I am so excited to bring you our second episode of “From the Locals” – Visit Bucks County’s new podcast that explores the people, places, and experiences that make Bucks County a truly unique destination. In this episode, I speak with Carl Glassman who together with his wife Dinie owns and operates the Wedgwood Inn, a stunning 18-room historic bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown…

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Behind-the-Scenes: “From the Locals” Podcast – The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery

by Brooke Hillman on July 23, 2020

Hi there, I’m Brooke and I am so excited to introduce you to “From The Locals,” Visit Bucks County’s new podcast series dedicated to the people places and experiences that make Bucks County a truly unique destination. As your host, I’ll talk with bakers, innkeepers, winemakers, boutique owners and so many more locals who call Bucks County home. As you may have heard, the first episode is now LIVE…

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Bucks County Fall Concert Preview: 9 Places to Catch Live Entertainment

by Brooke Hillman on October 4, 2019

Bucks County’s music line up has something for everyone this season! If listening to soft café tunes over a cup of coffee is your thing, or a night of music at the theater is your scene, you’ll find something to sing and dance along to at one of these venues. Here are some of the top places to catch a live show this fall. 1. The Note at New Hope Winery New Hope Sip a glass of wine while you enjoy…

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Your Bucks County Summer Yoga Round-Up

by Brooke Hillman on June 21, 2019

June 21 st isn’t just the Summer Solstice, but International Yoga Day! With longer summer days and earlier sunny mornings, the time is right for a little self-care with peaceful yoga. Grab your mat and reusable water bottle for some of these top yoga events in Bucks County this summer! Sunrise Yoga When: Every Tuesday and Thursday through June 27 from 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. Where: The Prancing Peacock…

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A Ride Through History: One Bike Route, Six Historic Sites

by Brooke Hillman on June 10, 2019

Every corner of Bucks County is brimming with historic landmarks and pre-revolutionary sites, echoing stories of the area’s – and our nation’s – past. Discover these stories and how they shaped the region in this 10-mile bike route through Doylestown, featuring stops at six historic sites along the way. Stop 1: Aldie Mansion This beautiful former home was built for Doylestown residents William…

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4 Bucks County Beverages for a Rainy April Day

by Brooke Hillman on April 22, 2019

April showers may put a damper on outdoor plans, but they also make an excellent excuse to check out some of Bucks County’s best spots to get cozy with a unique, warm beverage! Pop on those rain boots and embrace the cloudy skies because these local spots make it totally worth it! 1. Lattes at Pretty Bird Coffee (Yardley) Nestled on a corner in the heart of Yardley, and across from picturesque…

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Nourish and Recharge with Four of Bucks County’s Best Clean Eating Joints

by Brooke Hillman on March 1, 2019

Mid-winter have you feeling like you’ve had too much comfort food and couch time and not enough leafy greens and movement? If you’re looking to break your sugar streak with some fibrous, vitamin-rich, healthy eats, Bucks County has you covered. From fruity bowls to protein packed breakfasts, here’s my list of the four best places for unique healthy bites in the area. (Bonus: all of these places…

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A Circus Man’s Stunt Turned Holiday Tradition: The Reenactment of Washington’s Crossing

by Brooke Hillman on December 8, 2017

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…

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