About Bucks County:
Bucks County is one of the Philadelphia region’s most visited suburban areas. It’s one of the three original Pennsylvania counties and is home to history, arts, beautiful natural parks, and farmland. If some fresh air and beautiful scenery is what you’re seeking look no further. Here are some highlights of Bucks County!
Arts & Culture:
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle: Archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar, and antiquarian Henry Chapman Mercer designed these reinforced concrete castles which were built in the early 1900s. Mercer Museum houses over 50,000 pre-industrial tools and takes you through different crafts and trades. Fonthill Castle was Mercer’s home and features his collection of tiles and prints. Click HERE for more info.
James A Michener Art Museum: Features primarily American art and focuses on the Delaware River Valley region’s artistic and cultural history, especially within Bucks County. It was named after famous local author and philanthropist James A Michener. Click HERE for more info on their current exhibits.
Bucks County Playhouse: On the scenic banks of the Delaware River in New Hope lies the Bucks County Playhouse, producing shows to meet every interest. Click HERE for more info.
Bucks County Civil War Museum: Features rare artifacts and provides a look into Bucks County’s contribution to the Civil War. Click HERE for more info.
Washington Crossing Historic Park: Preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Each December there is a reenactment. Click HERE for more info.
Peace Valley Park & Nature Center: With 15 miles of trails, you’ll feel truly immersed in nature. Perfect for picnicking, running, biking, and exploring. Lake Galena also offers boat rentals and beautiful sunsets. Click HERE for more info about the Nature Center’s programs.
Tyler State Park: 1,711 acres including trails, a boat rental, horseback riding, playgrounds, a covered bridge, and more. You can fish in the Neshaminy Creek that runs through the park. Click HERE for more info.
Nockamixon State Park: 5,286 acre park with nearby cabins. Perfect for picnicking, swimming in the park pool, hiking, biking, disc golf, fishing, boating, and paddleboarding. Click HERE for more info.
High Rocks/Ralph Stover: Tohickon Creek flows through the 45 acre Ralph Stover State park and can be viewed from the beautiful overlooks at High Rocks. Click HERE for more info.
Ringing Rocks: Bring your hammer and hit the rocks in the boulder field to experience their strange bell-like ring! Hike through the trails and you’ll also discover a waterfall. Click HERE for more info.
Valley Square: Shops, restaurants, and special events in Warrington. Click HERE for the directory.
Peddler’s Village: More than just an iconic shopping destination, Peddler’s Village has seasonal festivals, special events, great dining, and is a wedding destination as well. Make sure to check out their famous Christmas lights in the winter. Click HERE for all of their upcoming events.
The Square: Unique shops and snacks in Dublin. Upstairs are business offices you may find useful as well, like a salon and dance company. Click HERE to learn more.
King of Prussia Mall: The largest mall in PA and third largest mall in America. Located in nearby Upper Merion township. Click HERE for the directory.
Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley: In nearby Center Valley is another shopping destination with many stores and restaurants to choose from. It’s a great place to walk around with something for everyone. Click HERE for the directory.
Tinicum Park Polo Club: Experience the excitement of a live polo game at scenic Tinicum park in the summer months. Click HERE for more info.
Pickleball Courts: You can find pickleball courts in many parks around Bucks County (like Holicong Park & Central Park) but if you’re interested in stepping up your pickleball game, check out Doylestown Pickleball. Click HERE for more info.
Fanny Chapman: Great outdoor community pool. Chapman Park also features a fishing pond and sand volleyball courts. Click HERE for more info.
Solebury Orchard: Great farm market and iconic apple cider doughnuts. Come here in the summer to pick berries and flowers, and in the fall to pick a variety of apples. Click HERE for more info.
Shady Brook Farm: Fun for the whole family year round. Experience haunted hayrides, drive through Christmas lights, live music, and festivals throughout the year. Click HERE for more info.
Bucks County Ice Sports Center: Open for ice skating and hockey/skating lessons. Click HERE for more info.
Bucks County River Country: Delaware River tube, kayak, canoe, and raft rentals. Click HERE for more info.
For the Adults:
Sand Castle Winery: Beautiful winery with views of Bucks County, right across from the Delaware River. Take a tour of the facility to learn about the winery’s history. And yes, it does look like a sand castle. Click HERE for more info.
Buckingham Valley Vineyards: Known for their wine slushies in the summer. Right in the heart of Buckingham. Click HERE for more info.
Stockton Fine Wines: Located in historic Stockton. Click HERE for more info.
Warwick Farm Brewing: Craft brewery and farm with fun events and food trucks. Click HERE for more info.
Manoff Market: Check out their cidery for house made hard ciders. They have monthly cider nights in their cidery with live music, as well as pick-your-own activities in the garden and a market. Click HERE for more info.
For the Kids:
Giggleberry Fair: Located in Peddler’s Village, Giggleberry has a carousel, arcade, obstacle course/maze, and a café. Click HERE for more info.
Kids Castle: Eight story wooden castle with additional playgrounds in Central Park, Doylestown. Stay for a picnic and explore the rest of the park too! Click HERE for more info.
Skyzone: Trampoline park in Chalfont with an obstacle course, rock wall, and more. Click HERE for more info.
Bucks County Children’s Museum: In the charming town of New Hope there is a Children’s Museum with lots of activities for little ones. Click HERE for more info.
Sesame Place: A sought after PA attraction! Lots of rides, a waterpark, character visits, and so much more. Click HERE for more info.
Wrightstown Farmers Market: May through Thanksgiving on Saturdays 9 AM—12 PM. Click HERE for more info.
Doylestown Farmers Market: April through November on Saturdays 8 AM—1 PM. Click HERE for more info.
Spring Creek Farm: CSA in Solebury and farm market. Click HERE for more info.
For more information on local happenings, check out VisitBucksCounty.com.
Or, reach out to us! We are always happy to provide any recommendations you need.
Laurie Dau Team, eXp Realty
77 N Broad Street, Doylestown, PA 18901