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Author: Heather McGurrin

Heather McGurrin is a teacher in the Pennsbury School District. She and her husband live in Fallsington, PA. She is a mother to four children and proud aunt to 45 nieces and nephews. Having large families has given her incentive to find fun, hands-on, family activities that are affordable! Most of the activities you will find in her blog will be focused on interesting & enlightening outside activities and places. 

Venture To Vallerina In Beautiful Bristol Borough

by Heather McGurrin on May 3, 2024

If you are looking for something interesting, FUN, and good for your health, head on over to the scenic small town of Bristol, Pennsylvania. You will be surprised when you experience all that it has to offer with its riverside eateries, antique shops, a beautiful theater, and many cultural attractions. One of my new Bristol Borough favorites is a place that opened last January called VALLERINA…

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Yardley's Continental Tavern And Underground Railroad

by Heather McGurrin on February 9, 2024

Bucks County played an important role as a way station and a transportation hub in the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad represented hope for a new life for so many. It was a secret network of hidden and safe places that helped runaways on the journey north. Abolitionists and kind communities, like those in many Bucks County areas, were a part of this incredible movement. My friend…

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Levittown's Finest Coffee Shop

by Heather McGurrin on January 5, 2024

Make sure you stop by the very first independently owned coffee shop in Levittown, The Bridge, located on Emile-Bristol Road. Having just opened in late November, the vibe in this coffee spot is both comfortable and friendly, giving that feeling like you are part of a scene from “Central Perk” right out of the sitcom Friends. Not only is the seating plentiful and cozy, but you can plant yourself…

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Rare Gem at Galvanized Inn & Art Gallery In Pipersville, PA

by Heather McGurrin on November 22, 2023

If you are looking for one of the most cozy and unique getaways sure to bring you a sense of calm, relaxation, and comfort, Galvanized Inn & Art Gallery is the place to be! Upon arrival, my husband and I were greeted by one of the most amicable and hospitable couples we have ever met, Sherri and Ed, the owners of this awesome inn located in beautiful Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Within minutes of…

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Hearty And Satisfying Breakfast Spots In Bucks

by Heather McGurrin on October 27, 2023

Have you ever heard of the old saying eat breakfast like a KING, lunch like a PRINCE, and dinner like a PAUPER to stay fit and help with your energy level? Well, this article will be right up your alley. These are a few of my favorite spots to start the day off right! Pretzel Factory-Langhorne-located on Business Route 1 in Langhorne. Pretzels have become a breakfast staple at this location…

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Take A Walk On A BOOtiful New Hope Ghost Tour

by Heather McGurrin on October 13, 2023

One of my favorite places to visit is New Hope, Pennsylvania. Meeting up with some of the talented women who are part of the marketing team for Visit Bucks County was an incredible way to spend an early weekday night. We met Scott, our knowledgeable tour guide, on the corner of Main and Ferry Streets to do a ghost tour right in this small town adjacent to the Delaware River and in existence for…

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You'll Be Screaming For Ice Cream In Bucks At These Hot Spots!

by Heather McGurrin on July 21, 2023

Volpe’s Original - Bensalem Besides treating yourself to Italian Ice, a milkshake, or a sundae, I hope you will try my absolute FAVORITE, fresh warm waffles right off the griddle, topped with hand dipped ice cream of your choice! John and Jerry were both FUN and welcoming, full of personality, sharing the history of this amazing ice cream and water ice family adventure. To think that this…

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Take In Plenty at Paxson Hill Farm In New Hope, PA

by Heather McGurrin on June 30, 2023

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in the county, filled with surprises in so many shapes and forms, Paxson Hill Farm is the place to be! Traveling to New Hope from Fallsington on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Canal provided a whole new set of scenery. Driving through Stockton, Titusville, and Lambertville, just to name a few, is an adventure…

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Noteworthy and Nostalgic New Hope, PA

by Heather McGurrin on June 16, 2023

If you are looking for something interesting and FUN, head on over to the scenic small town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. You will be surprised when you experience all that it has to offer with its riverside eateries, various shops full of personality, a well-known theater, and many cultural attractions. What’s great about this quaint town in Pennsylvania, is that not only is it historical in…

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Spend a Summer Day at Snipes Farm!

by Heather McGurrin on June 6, 2023

If you are looking for an earth friendly, fun-filled adventure, head on over to Snipes Farm in Morrisville where you will find vegetables, fruit trees, goats, a rabbitat, bee hives, bat houses, horses, ducks, chickens, quails, a cider press, a bird blind, maze, a huge red barn, a playground, farm museum, and my favorite, a beautiful nature walk! Did you know that the Snipes family has been…

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