BUCKS COUNTY PARKS
The expansive countryside of Bucks County is home to many parks, trails and nature centers perfect for a day of biking, hiking or running. Check out the most recent map of trails along Bike Bucks County's Delaware Canal Loop and more info below about each of the County and State parks found in Bucks County!
Note: Trails are open but please check with each park on buildings, restrooms and events.
- Core Creek Park
An active and eventful 1,200-acre park, walkways throughout the park make for a safe and well-mapped run. Take a side trip along Lake Luxembourg or just enjoy a peaceful run through the beautifully landscaped park. You can also enjoy playgrounds, ball fields, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing.
Tucked away in Applebachsville, take the kids to the playground, enjoy a picnic lunch, go for a hike, play on one of the ball fields or go horseback riding. You can also go boating, fishing or ice skating on the 50-acre lake.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP PARKS
Parks will remain open for the time being so that the trails can be used for walking, jogging and bicycle use. When using the multi-use trails please be courteous of the other users and continue to practice social distancing. All other park amenities, including playgrounds and fields are closed.
- Peace Valley Park
Bike along the blacktop trail around Lake Galena here in New Britain. Take in the natural beauty to spy one of 250 bird species that have been spotted at the park. Meadows bursting with wildlife and wildflowers surround the bike trail. Veer in and out of the woods along the 14 miles of nature trails at the park.
Located along the Neshaminy Creek in Langhorne, the 33-acre Playwicki Park is a local favorite for its playgrounds, picnicking, hiking, ball fields and fishing.
- Ringing Rocks Park
Hike down to the boulder field, filled with rocks that ring like a bell when struck with a hammer! Visitors can explore the park's 128 acres, including the county's largest waterfall.
The Silver Lake Park - Coastal Plain Forest is part of the 460-acre Silver Lake Park that has 4.5 miles of trails through various maintained habitats to enhance the diversity of plant and animal life.
- Sunset at Silver Lake Nature Center
- Delaware River from Above
The 60-mile trail in Delaware Canal State Park once served as the towpath of the canal between Easton and Bristol. The fall months provide spectacular views of the foliage as you run along a piece of Pennsylvania history. The only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath era from the early mid-19th century, the Delaware Canal contains a historic path, many miles of river shoreline and 11 islands.
Take a jog along four miles of trails where the Neshaminy Creek joins the Delaware River in Neshaminy State Park. Taking its name from the Creek, the park also offers picnic benches, grills, a playground, pavilion and boat launch ramps.
- Double paddle boaters Nockamixon
One of Bucks County's best places for a hike is the scenic 5,000-acre Nockamixon State Park. Nockamixon offers several different trails for everyone from first-timers to seasoned hikers. Pass through hardwood forests or explore the remnants of a long-forgotten summer camp. The lake is a great rest stop to see migrating waterfowl, boaters and fishers.
Connect with nature as you hike your way from Ralph Stover State Park to Tohickon Valley Park. The winding trail connecting the two parks offers some of the best views in all of Bucks County. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest from atop "High Rocks," a 200-foot sheer rock formation just off the trail. Challenge yourself with a closed-deck canoe and kayak course on days with high water conditions.
- Tyler State Park
Be sure to watch out for the horseback riders when you bike along 10.5 miles of paved trails in this woodland setting. Take a cool ride through the trees and experience the dense forest around you. Follow the winding contour of Neshaminy Creek through 1,711 acres of farm and woodland. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy one of the many pavilions along the trail.
From the site of Washington Crossing Historic Park, General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to march to Trenton, New Jersey. Events are held here throughout the year including, Christmas Day Crossing, General Washington's Birthday, Charter Days, Harvest Days and Fourth of July Celebration. The park also features the 19th-century village of Taylorsville and outdoor recreation and picnic areas.