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Category: Outdoors

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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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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