Bucks County

FROM THE LOCALS BLOG

Author: Jennifer Rogers Burns

Jennifer Rogers Burns, a resident of Lower Southampton, has been dedicating her time to preserving history for several years. Author of Hidden History of Bucks County, Jennifer has spent the last 10 years volunteering at several nonprofit organizations in the community, including as Vice President of Public Relations for the Craven Hall Historical Society. She previously served on the Upper Southampton Township Historical Advisory Board until her move to Lower Southampton. Jennifer's favorite hobbies include writing, visiting historic structures and parks, and preserving and documenting local history. Currently a public relations specialist, Jennifer is also receiving her Masters of Science in History and Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

Pairing History with Pints: Moland House & Great Barn Taphouse

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on August 16, 2021

What better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather of summertime than with a fun afternoon exploring history and sipping craft beer in beautiful Bucks County? This entire area is rich in history dating back several centuries—from historic towns and taverns to stone houses and homesteads. Bucks County’s craft beer scene is continuously growing, too, with new breweries opening every year. For…

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Aristaeus Craft Brewing opens in Langhorne on the Bucks County Ale Trail

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on July 20, 2021

There’s a new brewery in Bucks County ready to pour your next favorite pint! Aristaeus Craft Brewing Company, located at 2475 Big Oak Road (Suite C) in Langhorne, a short two-minute drive from Styer Orchard, opened its doors to the public on July 1, 2021 and has since become a local favorite on the Bucks County Ale Trail. Owned by brewmaster Harry Arnold who brewed his first batch of beer in…

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Pairing History with Pints: Core Creek Park and Newtown Brewing Co.

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on April 25, 2021

The sun is shining, the weather is warming, the pints are pouring. Let’s be honest — Mother Nature has been throwing us a few curveballs lately. As soon as we start to enjoy the nice weather, it’s suddenly brisk and below 40 degrees! When the forecast looks perfect for a hike, put on your favorite sneakers and head over to beautiful Core Creek Park in Middletown Township, Bucks County! With…

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Picnic in the Park: La La Lobster at Washington Crossing Historic Park

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on January 29, 2021

We know that winter weather isn’t going anywhere for at least the next few months, but that shouldn’t stop us from exploring the great outdoors and appreciating all of the history that Bucks County has to offer. Grab your favorite to-go or take-out and have a picnic in the park! Yardley, a less-than-10-minute drive from Washington Crossing, is home to numerous restaurants like the Continental…

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A Sunny (and Safe!) Fall Day at Peddler’s Village

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on October 10, 2020

No matter the season, Peddler's Village is one of the most charming places in Bucks County. From the shops, to the dining, to the seasonal events that take place on its beautifully-landscaped grounds, Peddler's has something for everybody! Trust me — I love it so much, I had my wedding reception there last October! Peddler's Village is located in Lahaska just a few short miles from New Hope, is…

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Pairing History with Pints: Second Sin Brewing Company + Historic Bristol Borough

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on August 4, 2020

Spend some time in the sun before you stop by Second Sin Brewing along the Bucks County Ale Trail for a cold pint in historic Bristol Borough to take in the beautiful waterfront. (And while you’re there, don’t miss one of the only Harriet Tubman statues in America!) Did you know that the history of Bristol Borough dates back several centuries? Bristol’s first European settlers arrived more than…

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Pairing History with Pints: Playwicki Farm & Moss Mill Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on June 23, 2020

I know what you are thinking -- you are tired of sitting out back, barbecuing with an ice-cold drink in hand. Well, I am here to tell you that instead of hanging out back, why not visit a local historic park, appreciate all that Bucks County has to offer, and stop at a Bucks County brewery or distillery on your way home? Playwicki Farm, a 110-acre historic park located in Feasterville, has been…

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Pairing History with Pints: New Hope Railroad & Weyerbacher Brewing Tap Room

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on April 4, 2019

The sun is shining and it’s no longer dark at 6 p.m., which means spring is here! I can already smell the flowers, fresh cut grass (regardless of my allergies), and taste a glass of ice-cold local beer from none other than Weyerbacher Brewing! Yes, I know, they are based out of Easton, Pennsylvania, but guess what? They recently opened a tap room here in scenic Bucks County - at the Ferry Market…

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Pairing History with Pints: Pennsbury Manor & Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on October 5, 2018

Even though summer flew by, don’t worry! Autumn is still the perfect time to get outside, enjoy a beer or two, and visit some of the incredible historic sites, parks, landmarks here in beautiful Bucks County. But, before the leaves start to change, let’s start you on another tour, pairing history with local, thirst-quenching pints. The first stop on your journey is Pennsbury Manor – the 43-acre…

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Pairing History with Pints: Craven Hall & Moss Mill Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on June 15, 2018

You know what’s one of the best things about Bucks County? You can live here all of your life and still find hidden gems to stumble across, and by stumble, I literally mean there is something you walk or drive past every day that you didn’t even know existed. From cute, trendy shops and comforting cafes, to historic sites and new craft breweries, there’s always something new for you to experience…

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