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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. 

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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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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