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The Market at DelVal, Doylestown, PA McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Quakertown, PA Town and Country Players, Buckingham, PA Balloon Rides by The U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team, St. Peters, PA Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

Local Parks
Bensalem, PA Bristol, PA Buckingham, PA Chalfont & New Britain, PA
Clinton, NJ Doylestown, PA Dublin, PA Frenchtown, NJ
Glenside, PA Hatboro, PA Horsham, PA Hunterdon County, NJ
Lambertville, NJ Langhorne, PA Levittown, PA Morrisville, PA
New Hope, PA Newtown, PA Northampton Township, PA Perkasie, PA
Quakertown, PA Richboro, PA Sellersville, PA Solebury, PA
Souderton, PA Southampton, PA Telford, PA Upper Bucks County, PA
Warminster, PA Warrington, PA Yardley, PA

The Rose Garden features a beautiful array of rose and other flower varieties, in peak bloom typically in June - July. The Rose Garden is a popular park for walking, bicycling, and photography opportunities. Many couples choose to host their wedding in the Rose Garden, or take engagement or prom pictures.
The 1.3 mile walking loop is a great way to exercise, and features a smaller loop with 10 Wellness Stations, designed with exercise equipment for ages 50 & older. Three pavilions and park restrooms are located off of Honochick Drive. Allentown Rose Garden
3000 Parkway Blvd , Allentown, PA 18104

The Rose Garden features a beautiful array of rose and other flower varieties, in peak bloom typically in June - July. The Rose Garden is a popular park for walking, bicycling, and photography opportunities. Many couples choose to host their wedding in the Rose Garden, or take engagement or prom pictures. The 1.3 mile walking loop is a great way to exercise, and features a smaller loop with 10 Wellness Stations, designed with exercise equipment for ages 50 & older. Three pavilions and park restrooms are located off of Honochick Drive.

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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. Bowman's Hill Tower
1112 River Rd , Washington Crossing, PA 18977

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.

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. The Preserve focuses exclusively on native plants, in distinction from botanical gardens that may include natives in their collections. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd , New Hope, PA 18938

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. The Preserve focuses exclusively on native plants, in distinction from botanical gardens that may include natives in their collections.

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The Bradford Dam is a 280 acre tract which Bucks County has preserved to protect the area's natural wetlands. The Dam is open to fishing and also has a maintained walking trail. The Bradford Dam area is home to a number of different bird species such as the Grasshopper Sparrow, Willow Fly Catcher, and Eastern King Bird.  This unusual bird refuge is a valuable passive recreation area for Bucks County residents. Bradford Dam Park
Warrington, PA

The Bradford Dam is a 280 acre tract which Bucks County has preserved to protect the area's natural wetlands. The Dam is open to fishing and also has a maintained walking trail. The Bradford Dam area is home to a number of different bird species such as the Grasshopper Sparrow, Willow Fly Catcher, and Eastern King Bird. This unusual bird refuge is a valuable passive recreation area for Bucks County residents.

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The Bucks County Horse Park, part of the Bucks County Park System, is a unique facility dedicated to the preservation of natural environment for amateur equestrian pursuits. Located in Revere, Pennsylvania, we provide a variety of competitions and trail riding for all ages and disciplines of riding. Bucks County Horse Park
8934 Easton Road , Revere, PA 18953

The Bucks County Horse Park, part of the Bucks County Park System, is a unique facility dedicated to the preservation of natural environment for amateur equestrian pursuits. Located in Revere, Pennsylvania, we provide a variety of competitions and trail riding for all ages and disciplines of riding.

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Visitors can enjoy a children’s playground as well as vistas of the Perkiomen Creek while fishing. Picnic tables and grills are available throughout the park’s picnic grove. There is one large pavilion available by reservation for large groups. Nearby are recreational offerings of volleyball, horseshoes and restroom facilities. For special occasions, the Park’s Old Mill House is available by reservation. Visitors can walk, jog, bike or horseback ride on over 19 miles of the Perkiomen Trail winding along the Perkiomen Creek. Central Perkiomen Valley Park
1 Plank Road , Schwenksville, PA 19473

Visitors can enjoy a children’s playground as well as vistas of the Perkiomen Creek while fishing. Picnic tables and grills are available throughout the park’s picnic grove. There is one large pavilion available by reservation for large groups. Nearby are recreational offerings of volleyball, horseshoes and restroom facilities. For special occasions, the Park’s Old Mill House is available by reservation. Visitors can walk, jog, bike or horseback ride on over 19 miles of the Perkiomen Trail winding along the Perkiomen Creek.

Phone: 610-287-6970     Website     MAP   



The mission of the Churchville Nature Center is to instill an awareness and appreciation of the natural world in all people through education, and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship with a commitment to the preservation of resources and wildlife habitat. Churchville Park & Nature Center
501 Churchville Ln , Churchville, PA 18966

The mission of the Churchville Nature Center is to instill an awareness and appreciation of the natural world in all people through education, and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship with a commitment to the preservation of resources and wildlife habitat.

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Core Creek Park is comprised of 1200 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals. Core Creek Park
901 E. Bridgetown Pike , Langhome, PA 19047

Core Creek Park is comprised of 1200 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals.

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The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's  most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Stockton, NJ

The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park

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A walk along the 60-mile towpath of the Delaware Canal is a stroll into American History. 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 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. Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Road , Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

A walk along the 60-mile towpath of the Delaware Canal is a stroll into American History. 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 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.

Phone: 610-982-5560     Website       



Waterpark, watercraft rentals, scuba diving, picnics, party rentals, underwater sports, swimming, camping Dutch Springs
4733 Hanoverville Road , Bethlehem, PA 18020

Waterpark, watercraft rentals, scuba diving, picnics, party rentals, underwater sports, swimming, camping

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Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck. Fort Washington State Park
Fort Washington, PA

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.

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Green Lane Park, in northwestern Montgomery County, offers a variety of year-round, outdoor activities and programs for people to choose from. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as two children's playgrounds. Winter enthusiasts can cross-country ski, ice fish or go ice skating. The park also offers summer concerts and family-oriented, environmental education programs on weekends. Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Road , Green Lane, PA 18054

Green Lane Park, in northwestern Montgomery County, offers a variety of year-round, outdoor activities and programs for people to choose from. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as two children's playgrounds. Winter enthusiasts can cross-country ski, ice fish or go ice skating. The park also offers summer concerts and family-oriented, environmental education programs on weekends.

Phone: 215-234-4528     Website     MAP   



Operated by the Bucks County Audubon Society, the Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center is located on the Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township. The Center is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. 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. Honey Hollow Environmental Center
6324 Upper York Road , New Hope, PA 18938

Operated by the Bucks County Audubon Society, the Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center is located on the Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township. The Center is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. 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.

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This impressive 8-story structure was the result of a volunteer community effort to build a wonderland of swings, slides, a rocket ship, climbing and hiding places, and a great place for kids to spend a summer afternoon. It is located within Central Park at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown Township, just outside of town. It is open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset, and admission is free. The park is open year-round though the castle closes after the first freeze. 

Central Park is a 108-acre facility that includes tennis courts, volleyball, soccer fields, and 1.5 miles of biking and hiking trails. It is perfect for picnicking, with many tables and several covered pavilions.. Kids' Castle and Central Park
425 Wells Road , Doylestown, PA 18901

This impressive 8-story structure was the result of a volunteer community effort to build a wonderland of swings, slides, a rocket ship, climbing and hiding places, and a great place for kids to spend a summer afternoon. It is located within Central Park at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown Township, just outside of town. It is open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset, and admission is free. The park is open year-round though the castle closes after the first freeze. Central Park is a 108-acre facility that includes tennis courts, volleyball, soccer fields, and 1.5 miles of biking and hiking trails. It is perfect for picnicking, with many tables and several covered pavilions..

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Playgrounds 
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Nature Areas Lake Towhee Park
Old Bethlehem Pike , Applebachsville, PA

Playgrounds Picnicking Hiking Ball Fields Horseback Riding Trails Boating Fishing Camping Ice Skating (designated area only) Nature Areas

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This 230 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. Lorimer Park is a haven for wildlife under a canopy of huge trees. Activities include hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching, horseback riding (with your own horse), and, in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing. For the angler, Pennypack Creek is stocked with trout by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Overlooking the creek is majestic Council Rock where, legend says, Native Americans used to meet to plan their activities. It now serves as a beautiful and popular backdrop for wedding photographs.  Adjacent to the facility, 5.75 miles of the former Fox Chase-Newtown rail line has been converted to a recreational trail. This crushed stone path provides level hiking and biking and views of the Pennypack Creek. Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Road , Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

This 230 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. Lorimer Park is a haven for wildlife under a canopy of huge trees. Activities include hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching, horseback riding (with your own horse), and, in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing. For the angler, Pennypack Creek is stocked with trout by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Overlooking the creek is majestic Council Rock where, legend says, Native Americans used to meet to plan their activities. It now serves as a beautiful and popular backdrop for wedding photographs. Adjacent to the facility, 5.75 miles of the former Fox Chase-Newtown rail line has been converted to a recreational trail. This crushed stone path provides level hiking and biking and views of the Pennypack Creek.

Phone: 215-947-3477     Website     MAP   



The 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park surrounds the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon. The park's forests and fields are a large green space in this rapidly developing area. Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr. , Quakertown, PA 18951

The 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park surrounds the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon. The park's forests and fields are a large green space in this rapidly developing area.

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Norristown Farm Park has a variety of buildings and open fields that represent a diverse history of farming, manufacturing and institutional associations. The buildings date from the mid-18th century through the early 20th century and at various times were part of mills, a tannery, farms and the Norristown State hospital. The unique and breath-taking beauty of the woods and agricultural fields, combined with a stocked trout stream, the Norristown Farm Park has it all. Where else can a visitor bicycle, walk, hike, run, jog, picnic, fish in a stocked trout stream, walk their dog, or view wildlife in their natural habitats? The Park has over seven miles of paved trails and there are several rustic nature trails available for the adventuresome. Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Road , Norristown, PA 19403

Norristown Farm Park has a variety of buildings and open fields that represent a diverse history of farming, manufacturing and institutional associations. The buildings date from the mid-18th century through the early 20th century and at various times were part of mills, a tannery, farms and the Norristown State hospital. The unique and breath-taking beauty of the woods and agricultural fields, combined with a stocked trout stream, the Norristown Farm Park has it all. Where else can a visitor bicycle, walk, hike, run, jog, picnic, fish in a stocked trout stream, walk their dog, or view wildlife in their natural habitats? The Park has over seven miles of paved trails and there are several rustic nature trails available for the adventuresome.

Phone: 610-270-0215     Website     MAP   



In 2013, New Britain Borough purchased 5.5 acres in Doylestown Township adjacent to the Covered Bridge Park on Keeley Avenue and the Pine Run Reservoir. Formerly part of a farm/orchard, this new Orchard Park completes a 135 acre block of open space, 20 acres of park land, 39 acres of flood control lake and 76 acres of surrounding land.  New Britain Borough and the New Britain Civic Association have agreed to link these two parcels to avoid duplication of parking and other facilities.  In addition, in 2013, the Borough received a PECO Green Region Grant to implement park improvements.  These two events together created the Orchard Park we know and cherish today. Covered Bridge Park park features a playground, a picnic pavilion, a soccer/baseball field, a gazebo and a pond. Orchard Park & Covered Bridge Park
Keeley Avenue , New Britain, PA 18901

In 2013, New Britain Borough purchased 5.5 acres in Doylestown Township adjacent to the Covered Bridge Park on Keeley Avenue and the Pine Run Reservoir. Formerly part of a farm/orchard, this new Orchard Park completes a 135 acre block of open space, 20 acres of park land, 39 acres of flood control lake and 76 acres of surrounding land. New Britain Borough and the New Britain Civic Association have agreed to link these two parcels to avoid duplication of parking and other facilities. In addition, in 2013, the Borough received a PECO Green Region Grant to implement park improvements. These two events together created the Orchard Park we know and cherish today. Covered Bridge Park park features a playground, a picnic pavilion, a soccer/baseball field, a gazebo and a pond.

Phone: 215 348 4586     Website     MAP   



153 acre park owned by Bucks County including a 9-hole golf course, a 50-meter swimming pool, a small lake and bike/pedestrian paths. Oxford Valley Park
409 Hood Boulevard , Fairless Hills, PA

153 acre park owned by Bucks County including a 9-hole golf course, a 50-meter swimming pool, a small lake and bike/pedestrian paths.

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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. Peace Valley Nature Center
170 Chapman Road , Doylestown, PA 18901

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.

Phone: 215-345-7860     Website     MAP   



Peace Valley Park is comprised of 1500 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals. Peace Valley Park
230 Creek Road , New Britain Township, PA

Peace Valley Park is comprised of 1500 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals.

Phone: 215-822-8608     Website     MAP   



The Penrose/Strawbridge Farm is a 102-acre property located on the southwest side of County Line Rd. in Horsham Township, Montgomery County and is part of the Horsham Township Park System. It is located next to Graeme Park, the estate of colonial Governor Sir William Keith, and now a state park and museum. Pennrose Strawbridge House
County Line Road , Horsham, PA

The Penrose/Strawbridge Farm is a 102-acre property located on the southwest side of County Line Rd. in Horsham Township, Montgomery County and is part of the Horsham Township Park System. It is located next to Graeme Park, the estate of colonial Governor Sir William Keith, and now a state park and museum.

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Located in Richland, East Rockhill and West Rockhill Townships, in Upper Bucks County, Pa., Quakertown Swamp is a 518-acre wetland which is recognized as significant by the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory because it is a haven for a variety of wildlife species, including beaver and waterfowl. The heron rookery is a site well worth seeing, especially during the Spring breeding season. Quakertown Swamp
Quakertown, PA

Located in Richland, East Rockhill and West Rockhill Townships, in Upper Bucks County, Pa., Quakertown Swamp is a 518-acre wetland which is recognized as significant by the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory because it is a haven for a variety of wildlife species, including beaver and waterfowl. The heron rookery is a site well worth seeing, especially during the Spring breeding season.

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