25+ Ways to Discover the Beauty of Bucks County
If you're itching to get active, head to the expansive countryside of Bucks County and discover the beauty of the region! Home to many parks and trails, it’s perfect for a day of biking, hiking or running.
1. Stand in Pennsylvania & New Jersey at the Same Time
- Jersey and PA
How often do you get to be in two places at once? Stand on the state line located smack dab in the middle of the Free Bridge connecting New Hope, PA to Lambertville, NJ!
2. Take a Covered Bridge Driving Tour
Follow our driving directions to take a self-guided driving tour through the 12 historic remaining covered bridges.
3. Connect with nature from Ralph Stover State Park to Tohickon Valley Park
- High Rocks Park
The winding trail connecting these two parks offers some of the best views in all of Bucks County! Take in the breathtaking view hiking alongside the cliffs on High Rocks Vista, a 200-foot sheer rock formation that also offers the opportunity to rock climb if starting down at the base.
This park marks the launch point where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to march to Trenton, New Jersey. Stroll the open grounds along the beautiful river as Washington once did. Walk past the old grist mill and climb to the top of Bowman's Hill Tower.
- Rose Garden at Andalusia
Located on a wooded promontory overlooking the Delaware River, Andalusia has been a stately presence on this stretch of water, just north of Philadelphia, for more than two hundred years. Explore the more than 100 acres and learn about over 250 different trees.
6. Play Disc Golf at Tyler State Park
Bring a disc and try the free course! Or, grab your bike or walking shoes and follow the winding contour of Neshaminy Creek through 1,711 acres of farm and woodland here in Newtown. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the many pavilions along the trail.
7. Picnic on the grounds of Fonthill Castle
This concrete castle built in the early 20th century makes the perfect backdrop for a picnic. Sit on the grass and get some fresh air and a historical “sight” to see! Stop in Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a guided tour.
8. Explore the 1,200 acres of Core Creek Park
- Core Creek Park
Run along safe and well-mapped paths at this Langhorne park. Take a side trip along Lake Luxembourg. You can also enjoy ball fields, tennis and horseback riding.
9. Stop by Peace Valley Lavender Farm and Lake Galena at Peace Valley Park
At the lake, spy one of 250 bird species in 14 miles of trails, woods and meadows that are bursting with wildlife and wildflowers here in Doylestown. Stop by for some boating and fishing fun.
10. Jog the four-mile loop at Neshaminy State Park
Hop off your bike for a jog here in Bensalem where the creek joins the Delaware River. The park offers picnic areas, grills, a playground, boat launch ramps and pool.
11. Hammer and Hike at Ringing Rocks Park
A scientific mystery, this vast boulder field in Upper Black Eddy is filled with rocks that ring like a bell when struck with a hammer. Discover a small waterfall in the park's 128-acres.
12. Take a deep breath and smell the scent of lavender at Peace Valley Lavender Farm
The gift shop is open year-round, while the flowers bloom June through August!
13. Take a fairytale drive along Cuttalossa Road
- Cuttalossa Road
Nestled in a wooded valley in Solebury Township, featuring a beautiful farm and a property that looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale, this is one of the best Instagram spots in Bucks County.
14. Admire the Pennsylvania Impressionism inside the Michener Art Museum
What once housed the Bucks County Jail is not a grand art museum filled with local, state and national artists. Explore on a self-guided tour, rent the museum out for yourself with their "Private Eyes" program, or come for an event.
15. Visit Boomer, the big-tailed beast that lives in New Hope
A sculpture made by local artist Dana Stewart, Boomer, guards the one entry way into New Hope and acts as the town’s unofficial mascot.
16. Jog along the more than 50 miles of Delaware Canal Towpath that run through Bucks County
The Delaware Canal is the only remaining, continuously intact canal, of the great towpath canal-building era of the early and mid-19th century.
17. Cozy up with a good book from The Doylestown Bookshop
During your downtime on vacation, there's nothing like relaxing with a good book. Check out this local bookshop to pick up the latest and greatest novels, or classics. The Doylestown Bookshop is also open for online sales.
18. Cruise past some of the area's historic farmsteads on the Heritage Conservancy Barn Voyage! Self-Guided Driving Tour
The central and upper regions of Bucks County boast a variety of historic barns that pepper rolling hills and beautiful back roads. The Heritage Conservancy Barn Voyage! Self-guided Driving Tour takes you past more than 15 barns throughout Central and Upper Bucks County.
19. Admire the boats that float by the Bristol wharf in Bristol Borough
Typically home to concerts, festivals, fishing, boating yoga, outdoor dining, monuments and people-watching, the Bristol Waterfront in Bristol Borough is a cherished treasure and has free parking.
20. Spend the day at a local fishing hole
There are tons of lakes and ponds, as well as the Delaware River, to catch a good fish. Or, try your hand at fly fishing. Get the most of your fly-fishing trip with a little help from the experienced professionals at the Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide Service. Take a full or half-day trip.
21. Take a family camping trip to one of Bucks County's scenic campgrounds
With plenty of activities to bring out your inner outdoorsman, the County’s campgrounds are fun for all. Hike, bike or fish where amenities do not fall short. Get back to nature just minutes from history in beautiful Bucks County!
22. Try to contact the spirits that live in Room Six of the Logan Inn with a supernatural stroll through New Hope at dusk
- Logan Inn
Purchase a gift card for a future getaway for when The Logan Inn reopens and learn the story of Emily, former owner, who supposedly died in room #6 in 1904. Throughout the years, guests have witnessed shadow figures on the bed!
23. Grab a bag of your favorite flavor at Bucks County Biscotti's charming farm-stand in Hilltown
The Bucks County Biscotti company puts out extra biscottis in their drop-off box, every week. Just drop your $5 cash donation in and depart with a delicious treat! Disinfectant wipes are available as a precautionary measure.
24. Snap a picture of a Bucks County sunrise or sunset
- Sunset @britt_around_town
Take a photo of the sunset or sunrise over beautiful Bucks County. Don’t forget to share it with us on social media using #ExploreinBucksCo!
25. Visit the serene 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection
The Memorial, which honors all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001, is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland.
26. Purchase spring flowers to plant at Hortulus Farm Nursery & Garden Center
Practice safe social distancing as you pick out your spring flowers and herbs to plant at home!
27. Walk through nature at Silver Lake Nature Center
Though the buildings and the playground may be closed, the trails are open! Head to this beautiful Bristol space for a nature stroll or sunset jog.
28. Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow
Tour the trails, organic vegetable garden and pond at the New Hope watershed!
29. Feel festive on the farm at Shady Brook Farm
- Shady Brook Farm
This summer, head to Shady Brook Farm to enjoy some good ol' fashioned pick-your-own fun! Enjoy their expansive fields full of delicious and juicy fresh strawberries to take home for your own enjoyment.
30. Stroll the grounds of Peddler's Village
Spend the day at the gorgeous grounds of Peddler's Village, a small outdoor shopping destination filled with local artisan shops, eateries, outdoor Murder Mystery Walking Tours and festivals. Spring and summer festivals include Strawberry Festival, Bluegrass & Blueberries, Peach Festival and more!