by Elizabeth Rooney
Enjoy the hidden treasures of Bucks County and take the whole family out for a day of fun! Whether it be having a picnic in a park, hiking in the woods, or learning about the history of your home, Bucks County has something for everyone. So spring into the car and let the windy roads lead you to your next adventure in Bucks County!
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd., New Hope
Visit Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in April to watch hundreds of wildflowers bloom after a long winter of hibernation. The Visitor Center is open daily from April to June, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and with admission comes a guided wildflower walk (Tuesday – Sunday at 2:00, only).
Price: Members: Free; Adults: $6.00; Seniors (65 and older): $4.00; Full-time students (with ID): $4.00; Children (3 through 14): $3.00; Children under 3: Free
Bucks County Children's Museum
500 Union Square Drive, New Hope
Bucks County Children’s Museum is a perfect way to spend a rainy Spring day. This museum has tons of fun to offer. Children can build a racecar, work in a general store, dig for treasures and even experience a hot air balloon ride! Admission is $8 per person and children under 1 are free.
Central Park, Doylestown
Kids’ Castle is a community-funded project with an eight-story wooden castle. Open dawn to dusk, the Castle is intended for children under 12 to climb, explore and pretend to be Kings and Queens for the day.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
5281 York Rd., Holicong, PA
Experience Bucks blossoming back to life from 2,000 feet up! The United State Hot Air Balloon Team does daily hot air balloon launches from The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, with both shared and private flights available. Spend an hour in the air enjoying a bird's-eye-view of the farmlands and vineyards of Bucks, then unwind back on Earth with a champagne toast with the crew. With the peak season starting in April, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to float the friendly skies!
Price: Starting from $229 per person
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
130 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, Pa
This National Historic Landmark is a working history museum maintained by Bucks County’s Parks and Recreation department. The founder, Henry Chapman Mercer, was a major influence in the Arts & Crafts movement in America and directed the work in the pottery until 1930. You and your family will explore the original installations, displays, and different aspects of tile production. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, Seniors $4, and children (7-17) $3.
Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown
Explore over 5,286 acres of beautiful scenery and wildlife at Nockamixon State Park. If you enjoy being outdoors, hiking, biking, or fishing this state park will be the perfect day out with the family.
Ringing Rocks Park
Ringing Rocks Rd., Upper Black Eddy
Ringing Rocks Park is the perfect day trip for families who are looking spend the day outside. Enjoy the beautiful forest, hiking and biking trails, Bucks’ largest waterfall, and of course the stacked rocks that ring when struck with a hammer. So, pack a picnic and a mallet for a fun day out out on these musical boulders!
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing
Enjoy a history lesson while soaking up the sun! Explore the historic land and sites of Washington Crossing Park, 500 acres of memorials, walking trails and scenic photo-ops. Open from dusk until dawn, visit the storied Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead, stroll the waterfront, or watch Bucks bloom from the top of Bowman’s Hill Tower.
On Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., attend the annual Colonial Sheep Shearing to watch as the sheep are shorn of their winter wool coats, just in time to enjoy the much-welcomed warm weather, too! Admission $8 for adults and $4 dollars for children 3+.
This article is sponsored by Doylestown Greene. Doylestown Greene is a new community of upscale single-family homes from K. Hovnanian®Homes, located near Old Dublin Pike and Sandy Ridge Road in Doylestown. Set in one of Bucks County’s finest areas, the neighborhood is the first community of new-construction single-family homes to be built in Doylestown in years. An intimate community of only 25 grand single-family homes, Doylestown Greene offers buyers a choice of five different estate-home floorplans that feature up to 4,946 square feet of living space, including four to six bedrooms, two-and-a-half to five-and-a-half baths, and two- to three-car garages, with distinctive features and finishes throughout. Homes can be personalized at K. Hovnanian’s® 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Home Design Gallery. Pricing, which is subject to change, begins from the upper-$600s.
Doylestown Greene is conveniently located just off of Route 611, with easy access to Routes 313 and 202, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Northeast Extension. For those commuting on SEPTA, the Doylestown train station is only minutes away. The community is also ideal for New Jersey commuters, with the state border being only about 10 minutes away.
The new community is set just 1.2 miles from downtown Doylestown, known for its charming and lively small-town ambience, with quaint shops and outstanding restaurants, and a lively music and arts scene. The borough offers a variety of fun, family-oriented programs, activities and traditions throughout the year, from the annual spring hanging flower baskets that line the streets, to the annual Doylestown Memorial 5K Race, Fall Arts Festival, winter holiday decorations, and a “Shop Local, Dine Local” program. Families will also appreciate living in the highly regarded Central Bucks School District.
Three model homes are open and available for touring daily, from 10am–6pm. For directions or more information, call 877-421-2899, or visit khov.com/DoylestownGreene.