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4 Favorite Hiking Spots In Bucks County PA For Toddlers

by Kristina Tinsley on May 4, 2022

You don’t have to go far from home to find exciting experiences for you and your kids. I live in Bucks County PA and would like to share my favorite hiking spots. I have taken my toddlers to all of these places and we have always enjoyed them. Peace Valley Hiking Trails Peace Valley Park as a heavily trafficked 10k paved pathway that goes around Lake Galena. The paved path attracts runners…

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Open for the Season: Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum

by Jessica Duckworth on April 19, 2022

You're craving a peaceful retreat. You've felt the pressure of changing times. Worries have seemed overwhelming, and the cares of life have weighed heavily. You need a quiet setting – an oasis from the noise – to refresh your spirit. Find your center at the Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum. The estate lies nestled in the countryside in a town called Andalusia (near Bensalem), miles…

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Bucks County Parks: Where to Spend a Winter Day

by Louise Feder on January 12, 2022

It’s that time of year again – the holidays are over, school is back in session, and here in Bucks County we’re finally getting snow… plus some seriously low temperatures. But the cold shouldn’t be a reason to stay inside for the next few months! There are so many great parks to explore in our area, and visiting them in the winter is a completely different experience than any other season. Read on…

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Birds of Bucks County: Species & Where to Spot Them

August 29, 2021

A rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems allow Bucks County to have an amazing diversity of bird species. Thanks to great technology and hundreds of passionate birders, we know that 353 species of birds have been observed in Bucks County. Some can be seen year-round, while others are glimpsed yearly during migration, and others are rare occurrences. Here are just a few of the birds that you…

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Spend a Summer Afternoon at the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

by Louise Feder on July 18, 2021

When the school year winds down, I always have at least one moment of “summer panic.” I stare at the blank calendar while my five-year-old son, Howie, bounces off the walls in the next room and consider signing him up for every activity, road trip, and day camp possible. And sure, I’ve caved a little bit – the calendar isn’t completely empty now – but I’m also leaning into intentionally…

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The Ultimate Biker’s Guide to Routes, Lunch Breaks & Sights to See on a the Delaware Canal Towpath

by Tony Li on July 13, 2021

Trail/Towpath Recommendation: Delaware Canal Towpath Recommended Bicycle Type: Mountain Bike/Gravel Bike Route Distances: 42 Miles Round Trip (Full Route from Washington Crossing to Tinicum Park/Covered Bridge) 27 Miles Round Trip (Washington Crossing to Lumberville, PA) 20 Miles Round Trip (Washington Crossing to Centre Bridge, PA) 14 Miles Round Trip (Washington Crossing to New Hope, PA)…

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Whatever Floats Your Boat - A Guide to Kayaking in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on June 16, 2021

Bucks County has a handful of parks and nature centers that offer varying kayaking opportunities for novices and boating enthusiasts alike. If you own a kayak, you’ll want to make sure you have the following items handy in your boat: An appropriately sized life jacket A rescue whistle, in case of emergency A current boating permit In most Bucks County parks, you will need to show a launch permit…

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7 Outdoor Walking Trails in Bucks County

by Brittany Brown on May 19, 2021

Flowers are blooming, trees are budding - springtime is one of the best times to visit Bucks County’s nature. Many trails in Bucks County hold decades of history and culture that can be experienced firsthand. Most are located near Bucks County’s small towns that are packed with eateries and shops that are sure to have you visit again. Here are some excellent outdoor walking trails for a relaxing…

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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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