Bucks County Parks & Recreation

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Bowman’s Hill Tower

Article on Bucks Happening
Address: 1112 River Rd | Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Website: goo.gl/K85gT
Anyone traveling through the communities along the Delaware River in Bucks County will eventually see the site of an imposing tower spiraling into the sky. This grand observation tower offers an expansive view of the Delaware River area. As the seasons change, so do the colors and visual experiences change at the Tower, making returns trips enjoyable for visitors each year. Beyond the landmark, Bowman’s Hill Tower offers much more to those interested in learning about the Park’s history and the origins of the Tower’s construction.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Address: 1635 River Rd | New Hope, PA 18938
Website: www.bhwp.org/
The premier destination for seeing and learning about the native plants of the Delaware Valley region. The 134-acre Preserve features more than 800 species of native plants in a naturalistic setting, ready for you to discover. Explore picturesque woodlands, meadows, a pond and Pidcock Creek set amidst a changing collection of wildflowers, birds and wildlife.

Churchville Nature Center

Address: 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA 18966
Website: www.churchvillenaturecenter.org
The contrasting environments of meadow, marsh, woodland, pond and lake are all within an easy walk.

Core Creek Park

On Bucks Happening
Address: Middletown Township, south of Newtown, east of Rt. 413 on Tollgate Rd.
Website: goo.gl/HJI59
Features: Playgrounds, Picnicking, Hiking, Ball Fields, Tennis, Dog Park, Boating, Fishing, Nature Areas, Restrooms, Multi-use Court, Bikeways & Walkways, Boat Rental, Water and Boating Programs, Youth Camps and Programs

Delaware Canal State Park

Address: 5998 State Park Road, Pipersville, PA 18947
Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htm
The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. A walk along the 60-mile towpath is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.

Honey Hollow Environmental Center

Address: 6324 Upper York Road New Hope, PA 18938
Website: http://bcas.org
The Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center is located on the Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township. Because of the early conservation work carried out by local farmers and the Soil Conservation Service, the entire watershed of the Honey Hollow Creek was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1969. It remains the only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark in the United States. The Center is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. Educational programs have been conducted here for over 60 years.

Lake Towhee Park

Address: Old Bethlehem Pike, Applebachsville, PA
Website: goo.gl/H4sPE
Features: Playground, Picnicking, Hiking, Ball Field, Boating, Fishing, Camping, Nature Area, Restrooms, Youth Camps and Programs

Nockamixon State Park

Address: 1542 Mountain View Dr. Quakertown, PA 18951
Website: goo.gl/WHEiU
The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, visiting the pool, hiking, biking and boating.

Peace Valley Nature Center

Address: 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Website: www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org
Peace Valley offers 14 miles of nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. The walking options vary from groomed foot paths near the Nature Center Solar Building to remote hiking trails in the mature woods. The foot paths are generally mowed or graveled and provided with bridges or stone steps at creek crossings. The Hike & Bike Path is a blacktop trail continuing around the lake on Creek Road and New Galena Road. These trails thread through areas rich with life.

Peace Valley Park

Article on Bucks Happening
Address: 230 Creek Road, New Britain Township, PA
Website: http://goo.gl/3ATMH
Features: Nature Center/Environmental Area, Playgrounds, Picnicking, Hiking, Boating, Fishing, Restrooms, Bikeways & Walkways, Boat Rental (in season), Special Programs and Events, Water and Boating Programs, Youth Camps and Programs

Playwicki Park

Address: Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA
Website: http://goo.gl/fa1Hs
Features: Playgrounds, Picnicking, Hiking, Fishing, Restrooms

Ralph Stover State Park

Address: Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Website: goo.gl/JL4CE
Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.

Ringing Rocks Park

Article on Bucks Happening
Address: Ringing Rocks Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Website: http://goo.gl/rhPRG
Features: Picnicking, Hiking, Nature Areas, Geological Formation

Silver Lake Nature Center

Address: 1306 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007
Website: www.silverlakenaturecenter.org
Explore 235 acres of woods, lakes, marshes, and meadows on 4.5 miles of trails

Silver Lake Park

Address: Bath Road, Bristol Township, PA
Website: http://goo.gl/o6wZa
Features: Playgrounds, Picnicking, Hiking, Boating, Fishing, Nature Acres, Restrooms

Stover-Myers Mill Park

Address: Bedminster Township,, PA
Website: goo.gl/QEKW0
Stovers-Myers comprises 26 acres along the Tohickon Creek in Bedmnster Township on Dark Hollow Road and the creek in Pipersville. Originally, this mill started as a water-powered gristmill/sawmill and was later powered by steam. Owned by Jacob Stover in the early 1800′s, the Stover-Myers Mill produced flour and animal feed for regional and local consumption. Jacob repeatedly modernized it to make the mill more efficient which was later needed in order to keep up with the ever-changing market. As a result, it remained competitive for over 150 years.

Tinicum Park

Address: River Road (Rt. 32), Erwinna, PA
Website: http://goo.gl/X8twh
Features: Playground, Picnicking, Hiking, Ball Fields, Boating, Fishing, Camping, Historic Features, Restrooms, Special Programs and Events

Tohickon Valley Park

Address: Cafferty Road, Point Pleasant, PA
Website: http://goo.gl/3BG8p
Features: Playground, Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming (in season), Fishing, Tent/Cabin Camping, Restrooms

Tyler State Park

Address: 101 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940
Website: goo.gl/nur1k
Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

VanSant Airport and Park

Address: 516 Cafferty Road Erwinna, PA 18920
Website: http://vansantairport.com/
Beautiful Van Sant Airport, located in the heart of Bucks County, is a place where time seems to have stood still. Step back into the Golden Age of aviation as you watch these beautiful open-cockpit, vintage bi-planes take off with their excited passengers. It will surely take you back to a time when flying was new and exotic and thrilling. It is definitely nothing like what most of us experience today when we travel!

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Address: Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Website: http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/
From this site, General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.

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