An array of parks, wineries and natural wonders provide those in Lower Bucks with many wonderful recreational opportunities. Core Creek Park in Langhorne and Tyler State Park in Newtown offer playgrounds, picnicking, hiking, ball fields, tennis, bicycling, exercising and horseback riding nature trails, boating and fishing. Environmental programs are also available from October through mid-May. Additionally, there’s plenty to do at Washington Crossing Historic Park, which is home to a 19th-century village, vintage buildings and picnic areas.
The Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau provides travel information. A calendar of events is listed as well as ideas for what to do and where to stay, eat and shop. Specific information is also supplied for meeting planners, tourists, wedding planners and group tour planners. The Bureau is a great source to utilize before visiting Bucks. For more information, visit www.buckscountycvb.org or call 800-836-BUCKS or 215-639-0300.
Bristol’s Silver Lake Park & Nature Center resides on 168 beautiful acres. There are many things to see and do, as a butterfly garden, a museum and gift shop, amphitheater, picnic areas, water recreation, and trails offer enjoyment, exercise and relaxation.
The Bristol Wharf is surrounded by stunning landscaping and is the perfect setting for a leisurely day of swimming or boating.
Many municipal parks are located throughout Lower Bucks County. Williamson Park, located in Morrisville, offers baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, playground equipment and wide open spaces. Langhorne Borough is home to Catawissa Creek Park. The area is heavily wooded with a spring-fed creek and is a habitat for more than 70 species of birds and other wildlife. Playwicki Park, Core Creek Park, Middletown Community Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park and Twin Oaks Park are just some of the many other recreational areas.
Falls Township maintains Oxford Valley Park, Community Park, Elderberry, Fallsington Commemorative Park, Franklin Kirby Park, Quaker Penn Park, Von Hoffman Park and several more. A diversity of amenities such as bike and pedestrian paths, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, ball fields and courts, concession stands and boating facilities can be found throughout these parks.
There are several wineries located throughout the county as well. Crossing Vineyards and Winery in Washington Crossing offers tours of their winery with a newly remodeled tasting room that looks onto 15 acres of active vineyards. Wine appreciation classes, dinners and a broad range of quality wine accessories are available. Visit www.crossingvineyards.com or call 215-493-6500.
Rose Bank Winery, located on land originally deeded by William Penn to his daughters, offers free wine tasting, winery tours and sales. Vineyard tours are available upon request, and the historical setting is perfect for a wide variety of gatherings and parties. Further information can be found by calling 215-860-5899 or by visiting www.rosebankwinery.com.
Buckingham Valley Vineyards produces “premium Pennsylvania wine at a reasonable price.” Visitors may tour the vineyards and wine cellars and sample wines. Wine can be bought by the bottle or case, and a gift shop offers wine-related gifts and accessories. For further information, call 215-794-7188 or visit www.pawine.com/home.htm.