It’s time to shed the dreariness of winter and focus on renewing, refreshing, and recharging! Summer is a great time to shake up your health and beauty routine. Bucks County is home to many local businesses that will help you do just that, leaving you feeling rejuvenated inside and out. Whether you are looking to indulge, restore, or work up a sweat – here are some of your future favorite spots in Bucks County!
Get Your Run On
2018 5k Schedule
Chalfont Challenge: June 2, 8 a.m. at 40 N. Main Street, Chalfont
Yardley 5k: June 3, 8:30 a.m. at W. Afton Avenue and S. Main Street, Yardley
Raptor Run 5k: June 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Bucks County Audobon Society at Honey Hollow
Dairy Air 10k/5k: June 9 at 9 a.m. at The Market at Delval University
Wounded Hero 5k: June 16, opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 Warminster Community Park
Revolutionary Run 5k: July4, Washington Crossing Park
Scoogie's Firecracker: July 6 at 6:45 p.m. at The Market at Delval University
Summer Sizzler 8k, 5k and kids dash-n-splash: July 21, 9:00 a.m. at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, at 1460 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales
Broad Street Hilltown: August 1, 2018, Parking at Our Lady of Sacred Heart, 100 Broad Street, Hilltown Township
Hatboro Federal Ivyland 5k: August 18, 8 a.m. Ivyland Church 51 Gough Ave, Downtown Ivyland
2018 Bucks County Triathlon Schedule
Lake Nockamixon State Park in Allentown
Independence Olympic – Sunday, June 3, at 7 a.m.
Independence Sprint – Sunday, June 3, at 7:30 a.m.
The Independence Triathlon is a great early season race to check your legs. Athletes will swim in the crisp, fresh waters of Lake Nockamixon (mid 60′) then race Sprint or Olympic distance races on the closed bike course. Yup, the local fire police shut down the well-paved rolling roads for you to race; it’s 4 lanes wide and car-free. Lastly, there’s a scenic, tree-covered run on the parks lakeside walking paths. This is a great early season event and is not to be missed. Plus, Allentown, PA is a pretty fun town with lots of things to do including mountain bike trails, rail trails, Dorney Park and more. Find more things to do HERE, and make a “race-cation” out of it!
Central Bucks Family YMCA Dog Days of Summer Kids Triathlon
August 5, 2018
For the 10th consecutive year, the Y Kids Triathlon continues to attract hundreds of area participants to the kid-friendly course. Youth compete according to age with groups to include age 3-5 (Wee-bees), 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-14. The race is not ranked. Participants will swim, bike and run. Early Registration begins May 1 for $30, standard registration $35.
Nockamixon Marina, Quakertown, PA
August 12, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Swimming on a pristine lake, biking on a wide 4-lane highway closed to traffic, running on a flat, shaded trail.
Head to the Pool
Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 | 215-245-8499
The main pool and children’s spray pool are open from the Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Regular hours for weekends and holidays are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, unless otherwise posted. Lifeguards are on duty when the pools are open.
Insider tip: Planning a big party or gathering? You can reserve a picnic area right by the swimming pool with BBQ pits, tables, and benches.
Oxford Valley Pool
445 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 | 215-949-2975
Pool opens Weekends and holidays only, May 24-June 22 Noon-7 p.m. June 23-Sept. 1- Open daily Noon- 8:00 p.m.Closed after Labor Day. You can pay to visit for the day or buy a season pass and there is even a swim team for the kids to join! Water slide closes before pool and occasionally closes due to classes or programs. Pool closes during swim meets.
Insider tip: There is a discount for all Bucks County residents.
Tohickon Valley Pool
Cafferty Road, Point Pleasant, PA 18950 | 215-297-0754
Pool is open Memorial Day Weekend (Weekends Only until – mid – June) Mid-June to Labor Day (Seven days a week) Hours: 12:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Daily; Wednesday until 8:00 P.M. Situated in the 612 acre Tohickon Valley Park, this quiet, secluded pool is surrounded by scenic woodlands and rugged terrain. The pool offers memberships, swim lessons, weekly events for the whole family.
Insider tip: Access to the pool is included if you have a permit to camp in the park.
Membership only Pools:
Lower Makefield Township Community Pool
1050 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067 | 215-493-3020
The pool complex consists of: 4 heated pools, Olympic size 50 meter, 25 meter x 25 yard lap, intermediate pool, tot pool diving boards, dual 18 foot slides – one speed, one flume, snack bar, rest/changing Rooms with showers. Membership required.
Insider tip: If you have someone helping with the kids this summer you can get them a caregiver membership.
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940
This state-of-the-art pool complex includes a zero-entry pool, a lazy river, and an adults-only pool with a jacuzzi.
Fanny Chapman Swimming Pool
McKinstry Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901 | 215-348-7618
The pool complex consists of four pools (including a children’s wading pool) and locker rooms. Membership required.
Insider tip: (well more of a fun fact) This pool is historic, it opened in June of 1927!
Hatboro Memorial Pool
West Moreland Avenue, Hatboro, PA 19040 | 215-441-9044
Insider tip: There is a ball field there so the kids (or adults) can have a game!
Mary Barness Tennis & Swim Club
2501 Freedoms Way Warrington, Pa 18976 | 215-343-1800
The pool complex features three pools, water slides, locker room, and concession stand.
Insider tip: They have a fun event for families in July called the “dip-and-dance”.
Towamencin Community Pool
850 Weikel Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 | 215-368-2615
8 lane Competition Pool with 2 diving boards, Bath house with family changing rooms, 1 Baby pool with zero depth entry with mushroom Fountain, 1 Leisure pool with zero depth entry, water slide, spray fountains, tumbling water buckets, and mushroom fountains, Covered picnic pavilion available to rent for private parties, birthdays, reunions, and more! Concession stand for refreshments. Swim lessons (for all ages).
Insider tip: They do offer daily passes. If you buy a $30 pass they give you a $36 value and if you purchase a daily pass after 5pm it’s 50% off.
Hatfield Aquatic Center
2500 N. Chestnut Street, Hatfield, PA 19440 | 215-362-2685
Kids pools, water slides, spray zone, zero-beach entry, lazy river, hydrotherapy pool.
Insider tip: There is a pool set aside just for exercise so you can get a work out without having to dodge casual bathers!
Souderton Borough Pool
460 Wile Avenue, Souderton, PA 18964 | 215-723-8391
Splash and Play Zone with many fun water features, Toddler Pool with raindrops of fun, Giant Super Slide with 2 other slides in complex, Deeper Diving Well for recreational and competitive diving, All new locker rooms, heated showers & a family restroom, Community Room for birthday and other private parties, Updated Poolside Café/Concession stand with new menu options, Heated Pools with state-of-the-art filtration systems, Convenient walk-in entry to all pools.
Insider tip: They have fun events throughout the summer like a night at the movies and a Hawaiian Luau.
Glenside Pool – Part of Harry S. Renninger Recreation Area
Keswick Avenue and Waverly Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Facilities include: Lighted swimming pool, leisure area, bathhouse, baby pool, children’s water slide.
Charles D. Conklin, Jr. Pool
Church and Yew Roads, Cheltenham, PA
Facilities include: Outdoor swimming pool, full outdoor basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, playground, grills and picnicking, open leisure area, bathhouse, baby wading pool, parking area.
Both part of Cheltenham Township: Website
Insider tip: They offer aquatic fitness classes.
Quakertown Community Pool
Quakertown, PA | 215-536-5235
The Quakertown Community Pool provides great, affordable recreation for the whole family!
Insider tip: You can rent the pool for a private party.
Abington Township Pool
Two pools: Crestmont Pool Street Address: 2595 Rubicam Ave and Penbryn Pool Street Address: 200 Houston Ave.
Insider tip: Members can now purchase guest passes.
1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454 | 215-699-5111
10 lane Olympic size 50 meter L shaped pool and a separate tot pool. Set on a grassy 4 acre site with pool house, covered picnic area and shady open area for enjoying the day. 1 meter diving boards, a Wibit entertainment system, sand volley ball courts and more to give young and young and heart plenty to do. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.
Insider tip: You can purchase a regular or a twilight membership and you don’t have to be a resident to join.
Phoenix Swim Club
301 W Bristol Rd, Southampton, PA 18966
Nestled in 35 acres of beautiful woodland and sport fields, this club offers Family, Senior, Weekend Only, and Swimmer Only memberships available.
Dolphin Swim Club
1500 Desire Ave. Feasterville, PA 19053
A heated Main Pool, heated Adult Pool, & Toddler Pool
Getting Out in Bucks County 2018
The walking program returns with the warmer weather all through the month of June. We will exercise our minds and bodies with a good walk and good conversation! All walking speeds are welcome. June 2 at Tamanend Park at 10:00 a.m., June 16 at Southampton History Walk at 9:00 a.m. and on June 30 at Pennypack Trail and Trust at 9:00 a.m. Trailhead’s address is 1750 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
Intro to Kayaking Class
Silver Lake Nature Center, Bristol
Classes Scheduled June 30, July 28 and August 25
This two hour class, led by Kayaking Instructor, Melanie Pawlowski, introduces you to the parts of a kayak, how to hold and move a kayak paddle, how to enter and exit a kayak, ways to keep your balance while kayaking and, of course, how to get around on the water in a kayak. The Introduction to Kayaking class takes place right on the waters of Silver Lake.
Stroll along the Canal
Have you explored the Delaware River Canal? With scenic views up and down Bucks County, you can take a leisurely walk or bike ride (there are several bike rental shops such as Greenway & Pure Energy Cycling). Many lovely Bucks County riverside towns are connected by the canal, so if you are athletic enough you might want to visit a few. If you find that you really love the canal and want to know more, please check out Friends of the Delaware Canal.
Visit the Parks of Bucks County
Have a picnic, rent a kayak, explore a hiking trail, ride a horse, play some tennis. There are so many fun activities that the parks in our area have to offer! Check out Core Creek Park (Newtown), Lake Towhee Park (Applebachsville), Peace Valley Park (Doylestown/New Britain), Playwicki Park (Langhorne), Ringing Rocks Park (Upper Black Eddy), Silver Lake Park (Bristol), Tinicum Park (Erwinna) or Tohickon Valley Park (Point Pleasant). Even further, there are a few PA State Parks in Bucks County too: Nockamixon (Quakertown), Ralph Stover (Upper Black Eddy), Tyler (Newtown), Neshaminy (Bensalem) & Delaware Canal (Upper Blck Eddy). Canoe at Tyler State Park
Golf at a Bucks County public course
There are plenty of great places to get out and play in our area. I personally think Makefield Highlands (Yardley) is beautiful. There is also Five Ponds (Warminster), The Bucks Club (Jamison), Northampton (Richboro) and Middletown (Langhorne).
You heard me. Think of golf. Ok, now take away the golf balls, the clubs and the holes; add baskets and frisbees and you’ve got Disc Golf. It’s this hole underground thing. There’s even an association devoted to managing the disc golfers of the world, not the PGA but the PDGA. Believe it or not, we have a few courses right here in Bucks County. There’s even a league in Tyler Park.
Unique Beauty Experiences
Zanya Salon Spa Infrared Sauna Experience
287 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Zanya is known for providing cutting-edge services. They are offering up a true technological treat, infrared sauna. Radiant heat surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there is an array of health benefits: weight loss & increased metabolism, muscle pain relief, immune system boost, detoxification, improves the appearance of cellulite, ease joint pain and stiffness, stress and fatigue reduction, and improves skin.
Book an appointment today.
The Salt Cave at Doylestown
304 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA
If you can’t get to the beach, consider a trip to Doylestown’s salt cave. Constructed of pink Himalayan salt, it’s designed to deliver a wide variety of physical and mental benefits. Also known as “halotherapy”, salt therapy has been used for centuries to treat issues ranging from respiratory illnesses to chronic fatigue. In addition, it can make your skin look great! The salt is full of minerals that can be absorbed through the skin, so you're nourishing your body as you relax.
105 Terry Drive, Suite 114, Newtown
Platinum Cryotherapy offers cryotherapy plus infrared sauna, utilizing hot and cold therapies to provide a holistic approach to healing and athletic recovery. During three-minute whole body sessions, clients are exposed to temperatures as low as 256 degrees Fahrenheit, stimulating the nervous system to reduce inflammation and improve athletic performance. During 30 – 60-minute infrared sauna sessions, clients experience more detoxification, greater caloric burn, and more muscle recovery than a traditional sauna.
36 Richboro Road, 2nd Floor, Newtown
Boutique cycling studios are all the rage now, for good reason – they’re fun, sweaty, and give you a major endorphin rush! SurroundCycle offers the best bikes available on the market, an incredible concert-quality sound system, a specially designed lighting program, plus the camaraderie of sweating it out in a great community atmosphere.
Dermagrafix Permanent Cosmetics Studio
10 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Dermagrafix is Pennsylvania’s premiere Permanent Makeup and Training facility. They offer full permanent cosmetics services, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, waxing, makeup applications and much more. The staff has extensive knowledge to train those individuals who wish to further their career in permanent cosmetics. For more information call, 267.454.7464 or visit http://www.dermagrafix.net/
Bella Sorrel Airbrush Tanning Studios
275 South Main St., Doylestown
BAKE Spray Tanning
S Lincoln Ave, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Touch of Bronze
344 York Road, Warminster
By now we’ve all heard the warnings about the dangers of too much sun exposure, but who wants to give up that gorgeous summer glow? With a sunless tan, you don’t have to. Get a flawless, sun-kissed glow with an all-natural, anti-aging sunless tanning solution. It dries quickly, last 7-10 days and looks completely natural – no orange and no streaks!
Elite Pole and Fitness
5629 Bensalem Boulevard, Bensalem
Want an out-of-the-box experience that combines fun with major muscle burn? Hit the pole at Elite Pole and Fitness. Pole engages all your muscles to lift, climb, and spin. It will change your body, boost your self-confidence, and help you channel your inner diva!
The Float Spa
910 Mansion Street, Bristol, PA
Relax: Float Spa (Coming in July)
730 N. Easton Road, 100, Doylestown
In need of some de-stressing and mental relaxation? Floatation Therapy could be for you. A relaxing experience of weightlessness acquired by lying on your back in water saturated with enough Epsom salts to keep you afloat, it offers a huge range of benefits including relaxation, stress relief, pain management, insomnia relief, and increased immune function.