Bucks County


Category: Outdoors

Top Places To Get Your Steps In Bucks County

by Rose Driscoll on April 21, 2023

Grab your walking shoes and your besties and get ready to explore Bucks County. These 5 places are guaranteed to elevate your walks and make sure you hit your step goals. Make a whole day out of it or just take a quick walk and you are bound to fall in love with these trails Tyler State Park This Newtown park has plenty of trails to choose from and perfect spots for a picnic. A couple of notable…

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5 Best Outdoor Activities in Bucks County

by Emily Scalzo on April 6, 2023

Bucks County sits 25-miles from Philadelphia, but feels like a world away! Encompassing quaint towns and scenic landscapes, Bucks County has so much to offer for those seeking outdoor adventure. This guide outlines the 5 Best Outdoor Activities in Bucks County, PA for this upcoming spring and summer. 1. Hiking Bucks County is home to 6 state parks and 7 county parks! Occupying varying types of…

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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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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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