Bucks County
Ice cream in Doylestown

Top Ways to Cool off in Summer

Beat the heat this summer with non-stop fun in Bucks County! Whether it’s a icy treat from the Bucks County Ice Cream Trail or a relaxing day catching some fish, Bucks County has a variety of fun ways to cool off all summer long.  

  • Kayaking at Lake Nockamixon

With sixteen County and state parks, Bucks County offers a plethora of ways to get on the water. Boating rentals are available at many of the tranquil lakes. From full moon kayak tours at Core Creek Park, to sailing along the flowing waters of Peace Valley Park’s Lake Galena, to pontoon boat rentals at Lake Nockamixon, relax and let Bucks County’s natural landscapes be your backdrop.

2. Stand up paddleboard on a local lake

  • Falls Township Paddle Boarding

Find your balance on a paddleboard. Miss Melanie Yoga offers SUP yoga classes on Lake Nockamixon in Ottsville, and Driftwood Water Adventures offers paddleboard rentals and lessons from Falls Township Community Park.

  • Delaware River from Above

Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in nature while fly fishing on the Delaware. Book your full or half day  excursion with the Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide Service. You and your friends can discover the hot spots for fly fishing on a private guided tour. Spend the day cooling off, and of course… catching some fish!

4. Indulge in a sweet, refreshing treat

  • Tanner Bros.

Cool off and enjoy a sweet treat from the Bucks County Ice Cream Trail! Savor the taste of Bucks County as your try homemade ice cream from one of these nine delicious creameries that’s sure to cool you down from the hot sun. Or, take a scoop out of one of these wonderful water ice places!

5. Cool down with a cold brew

  • Moss Mill Brewing

Grab a cold brew, sit outside and cool off! Sip a cold one along the Bucks County Ale Trail as you beat the heat. Stop at one of Bucks County’s 23 breweries and don’t forget to get your passport checked off for a chance to win a free Ale Trail T-shirt!

6. Bike through a breeze along the Delaware Canal

  • Frankenfield Covered Bridge

Let the natural breeze cool you down as you soar through the air on a guided bike tour. Bucks Bike and Hike Adventure Tours, Bike Bucks County and Encore Rides all offer various tours for bikers of all difficulty levels. Enjoy the scenic views of the Delaware River, Doylestown, New Hope, Washington Crossing and more.

7. Book a stay at a lodging property with a pool

  • Nighttime at the Pool at the Inn at Bowman's Hill

Skip the crowded beach! Be sure to make sure the hotel you book in Bucks County has exactly what you need to cool off: a pool! Entertain all ages, all year-long by staying at one of these places with fantastic indoor facilities that are family friendly. And if you’re looking for something more romantic, make a splash at the Inn at Bowman’s Hill.