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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. 

Inside the Cloak & Wand: A Magical Must-See in Peddler’s Village!

by Heather McGurrin on October 10, 2022

Having just opened its doors in early July of this year in Peddler’s Village, Cloak and Wand is everything and more for those looking for mystical adventure! The Cloak and Wand’s original and first location is in Mystic, Connecticut - a spooky town in itself! Bucks County tourists and locals alike are in for a treat with this shop. Not only is it a fantasy shop filled with all sorts of wands…

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Sweet Summertime Picking at Styer Orchard

by Heather McGurrin on August 29, 2022

If you are looking for something fun, active, and refreshing to do outdoors before the summer is over, you will find everything you need at Bucks County’s Styer Orchard in Langhorne. It’s hard to believe that in 1910, the initial 52 acres of land on the intersection of Langhorne-Yardley and Woodbourne Roads was purchased by a gentleman named T. Walter “Pop” Styer. That’s more than one hundred…

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Reserve a Private Wine Tasting at Rose Bank Winery!

by Heather McGurrin on August 28, 2022

Want a FUN and relaxing way to spend some time with loved ones this season? Schedule a private wine tasting at the gorgeous Rose Bank Winery, a member of the Bucks County Wine Trail located on Durham Road in Newtown! The location is just north of historic Newtown and is situated on ten acres of lush land. Because the vineyard produces around two dozen varieties of Pennsylvania wines, there is…

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Plan a School Field Trip of the Underground Railroad stops in Bucks County

by Heather McGurrin on August 1, 2022

This summer, Pennsbury, the school district where I teach, offered its first ever field trip (a summer learning opportunity) for staff members through its Partnerships of Diversity courses. By collaborating with The African American Museum of Bucks County, this amazing morning touring the Underground Railroad stops in Bucks County was made possible! There were 40 of us who hopped on a yellow…

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Bucks County Ice Cream!

by Heather McGurrin on July 11, 2022

Treat your kids, grandparents, your siblings, parents, a date, friend, or YOURSELF to one of summer’s all time favorites: ice cream. Below are 8 of my favorite places to go to in the Lower Bucks County region. With so many places to choose from, you will not be disappointed! Fairless Hills Ice Cream Located on S. Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills. The ice cream is out of this world. There are so…

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How To Spend A Day in Doylestown

by Heather McGurrin on June 26, 2022

After hearing about the Peace Valley Lavender Farm on a recent visit to Doylestown for the International Bike Film Festival, I put it on the top of my list to head back there to explore more of Doylestown at the end of the school year with my mom. And what a day it was! The lovely lavender farm is located in Bucks County’s bucolic Doylestown, PA. The aroma of lavender hits your nose as soon as you…

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Theater Review: American Jade at the Bucks County Playhouse

by Heather McGurrin on May 26, 2022

The Bucks County Playhouse, located on the site of a former grist mill on the bank of the Delaware River in New Hope, is home of the first big show since being closed due to the pandemic. It is American Jade, featuring the first Asian-American actress to win an Emmy, Jodi Long. Jodi’s Chinese-Australian father, who was a tap dancer, and her Japanese-American mother were a popular nightclub act in…

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Host Your Wedding or Event at the Gorgeous Tyler Gardens

by Heather McGurrin on May 16, 2022

My mom and I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Open Aire Affairs at the beautiful Tyler Gardens, located on the campus of Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania. The formal gardens were completed in 1931 to provide a dignified landscape setting for George and Stella Elkins Tyler’s estate, Indian Council Rock. There are four tiers of gorgeous gardens influenced by…

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Tour de Doylestown while at the Bicycle Film Festival

by Heather McGurrin on May 11, 2022

The 22nd annual international Bicycle Film Festival was held in Bucks County’s Doylestown, Pennsylvania this year in partnership with Discover Doylestown and was an incredible experience to witness and a great excuse to get out and about downtown! Taking a stroll through the town with my friend before entering the Mercer Museum for the author visit was eye opening! I have only been to the…

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Take a Walk on a BOOtiful Bucks County Ghost Tour

by Heather McGurrin on September 20, 2021

Now that the weather is cooling and spooky season is near, there is nothing like taking a walking tour – even better, a haunted one! – in Bucks County. One of my favorite places to visit is New Hope. Even on a cloudy, dreary night the town is a happening place to be! My girlfriend from the second grade asked me a few months back if I would be interested in doing a Ghost Tour of New Hope right in…

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