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Category: Itineraries + Guides

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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How to Spend an Autumn Day in Morrisville & Bristol

by Christina Cordaro on October 5, 2022

Falls Township is an area full of great history. Some of the oldest boroughs of Bucks County make up this township, including Morrisville and Bristol. Both are enriched with a small town feel and old-school charm. The fall season is such a beautiful time of year to visit these two towns. With the leaves changing colors and the crisp autumn air beginning, Morrisville and Bristol make the perfect…

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Take a Ghost Tour of New Hope this Fall

by Cora Berke on September 27, 2022

“We ask only to be reassured about the noises in the cellar and the window that should not have been open.”- T.S. Eliot Guided by the light of the moon and a lantern, my friend and I joined the Ghost Tours of New Hope on a Saturday evening for an hour stroll in September. With a hint of Fall in the air, we followed our guides up Ferry Street. Now in its 41st.year, Ghost Tours of New Hope was…

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Delaware Canal Towpath Challenge: Biking from Riegelsville to Bristol in 48 Hours

by Brittany Brown on September 13, 2022

The Delaware Canal State Park towpath spans the length of Bucks County and is part of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (AKA: the D&L Trail), a historical transportation trail that runs parallel to the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers and spans a total of 165 miles from Bristol to Wilkes-Barre. I have always loved the Delaware Canal State Park towpath and it's scenic views throughout…

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Build Your Own Scarecrow at Peddler’s Village

by Louise Feder on September 13, 2022

There are so many reasons to visit Bucks County in the fall – the apples and cider! The pumpkins and harvest festivals! Art and craft fairs galore! But for the past 43 years, one of the most consistently popular seasonal events has been Scarecrows in the Village at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska. For eight weeks, beginning in September, the outdoor shopping destination boasts more than 100…

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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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A Toddler’s Perfect Day in New Hope

by Kristina Tinsley on July 18, 2022

Most people associate shopping and restaurants with New Hope and they wouldn’t be wrong. However, if you are visiting New Hope with your toddler or preschooler, you might wonder what there is to do that is more geared towards the (much) younger crowd. I can assure you that New Hope can be the perfect day out for both you and your toddler. There are many options to choose from, but my toddlers’…

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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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Book a Corporate Retreat at Copper House Events in Riegelsville

by Jessica Duckworth on May 22, 2022

As a leader in your company, you've probably seen or experienced burnout. Perhaps your group works remotely. Staff may feel disconnected. Maybe everyone gathers at the office, but your workload is heavy. Weariness can stretch you and your team to the limit. But you don't have to give stress the final say. Copper House Events is here to help! Owner Pam Anderson helps teams avoid burnout by hosting…

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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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