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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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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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Road Biking Through Bucks County for Beginners

by Pat Budd on September 14, 2020

There are so many reasons to visit Bucks County: art, landscape, history, food, floating the river, and on and on. Conveniently most of these can be intertwined in a single trip and one of the ideal, even idyllic, ways of making that trip is by bike. The winding country backroads and covered bridges are best traveled at a savoring pace and not closed up and zooming. Fortunately, we are just coming…

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5 Places to Play Disc Golf in Bucks County

by Brittany Brown on September 10, 2020

Calling all disc golf players! There are 5 disc golf courses that wind in and out of our beautiful Bucks County parks. Whether you are a novice, a skilled disc golfer, or are just looking for something different to do, there are courses throughout the County for everyone! Tyler State Park Disc Golf Course Located in Newtown, this course is not only one of the most notable golf courses in Bucks…

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Best Spots for Mountain Biking in Bucks County

by Elizabeth Wyckoff on August 10, 2020

Pennsylvania is home to many excellent trail systems for mountain bikers, with natural terrain that offers challenges for all experience levels. More PA areas are improving and building new trail systems to attract the economic growth that comes from riders looking for excellent singletrack rides and who are willing to travel to ride new trails. Fortunately, we have some great opportunities right…

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Exploring the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in Bucks County

by Bucky on July 9, 2020

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 165-mile transportation route between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol, Pennsylvania that is rich in history and outdoor recreation. The trail takes visitors through river towns, parks and alongside main streets offering an abundance of shopping, dining and attractions. Bucks County encompasses the most historic section of the trail, the Delaware…

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Explore the Gardens of Bucks County

by Jillian Westerman on May 4, 2020

Did you know the Philadelphia region is America’s Garden capital? This includes six beautiful Bucks County gardens: Andalusia Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve The Gardens at Mill Fleurs Henry Schmieder Arboretum Hortulus Farm Garden & Nursery Tyler Formal Gardens at Bucks County Community College I visited two of these gardens with my official America’s Garden Capital Passport. The…

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Alexandra Lashner on February 24, 2020

I never thought about going on outdoor walks during the offseason; I prefer to stay home and enjoy a cup of tea with a blanket while watching the snow fall. But I’ve been on a mission to try things around Bucks County that I haven’t tried before. Walking in a winter wonderland was one of them. Despite the cold, there’s something comforting about walking trails in the winter. There are fewer people…

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