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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 free or inexpensive! Most of the activities you will find in her blog will be focused on interesting & enlightening outside activities and places, especially during Covid times.

Round & Round on the Carousels of Bucks County

by Heather McGurrin on July 25, 2021

Merry-go-rounds, gallopers, jumpers, horseabouts, flying horses, and roundabout – these are some of the names synonymous with “carousel” depending on where you are in the country. To celebrate National Carousel Day (July 25) in Bucks County, check out one of these carousels that are well worth a visit! 1. The Sunny Day Carousel at Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne has an interesting…

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Where to Get Drinks along the Delaware Canal

by Heather McGurrin on May 29, 2021

Head on over to Yardley Borough this Memorial Day weekend (or actually any day of the week) for some outdoor fun! What’s great about the small town of Yardley is that not only is it historical in nature, dating back to the 1800’s, but it is also home to the Delaware Canal Towpath and many taverns and eateries that are great for a cocktail during the summer months. Walking, biking, running…

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Why We “Rock”-ommend Ringing Rocks County Park

by Heather McGurrin on May 3, 2021

If you are looking for a unique experience, Ringing Rocks Park, located in Upper Black Eddy right above the Delaware River, is the place for you! I have heard of this peculiar phenomenon where you are supposed to bring a hammer because the rocks reveal an amazing tinkling sound when struck with this tool. Well, it’s TRUE! Coming from Fallsington, it took us about an hour to get there. What was…

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Take a Winter Hike through Tyler State Park in Newtown

by Heather McGurrin on March 6, 2021

What an adventure! This was the first time I went on a walk at this particular point in the season at Tyler State Park in Newtown. During this time of the year, as we approach the spring season, the warm sun is shining, snow is melting from the several storms over the past few weeks, and the buds are starting to form on trees. The sounds were unbelievable: crackling of ice, flowing of streams from…

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Take a Winter Hike on Idlewood Trail in Langhorne

by Heather McGurrin on March 1, 2021

After getting a text message from a dear friend about doing a family hike on a cold Sunday morning, I never dreamed it would turn into this! Early in the afternoon on a brisk January day, my family decided to meet friends for an outside adventure. We are always looking for ways to keep our brains AND bodies active safely. Many times, this means keeping the activity outdoors in the fresh air…

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Hidden Gems in Historic Fallsington

by Heather McGurrin on January 4, 2021

As I headed out for a sunny morning jog, I felt a deep appreciation for the beauty that exists in the small town of Historic Fallsington, Pennsylvania. The first thing I passed was the Doughboy statue in Meetinghouse Square honors World War I service members. “Doughboy” was a popular nickname for a United States infantryman during the war. In this beautiful town you will find across the road…

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#HolidaysinBucksCo in 2020: Peddler's Village

by Heather McGurrin on December 1, 2020

Oh, what an experience Peddler’s Village is this particular year during the holidays! I highly recommend checking it out, even during the daytime. In years’ past, I have gone to this beautiful place in Lahaska, Pennsylvania (a stone’s throw from New Hope) in the evening just to see the sparkling light display. At night, during the holiday months, it has NEVER been a disappointment. The lights in…

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3 Parks to Visit in Bucks County during the Fall

by Heather McGurrin on November 19, 2020

Whatever the season, visiting Bucks County’s abundant natural areas is in! But fall has to be one of the most gorgeous times due to the changing leaves, crisp air and cool weather. Here are my top 3 parks to visit September through November with friends and family! The Canal Path One of my favorite fall activities to do with friends and my kids is to take a stroll or bike ride on the Canal…

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