Municipal, County, State and Federal parks in Bucks County
I was driving through Tyler State Park in 2006 and saw this guy sitting in a field.
These Durham Boats are replicas of the boats General George Washington used to cross the frozen Delaware River to attack the Hessians at Trenton on Christmas Day 1776. That was a turning point of the War for Independence. These boats are used in the annual reenactment of Washington’s Crossing. Continue reading
Tyler State Park is located just outside Newtown, Pa. at 101 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940-1151 (note – there are several entrances to the park and parking areas.
Tyler State Park is located just outside of Newtown. The park has numerous picnic areas, water sports, equestrian, walking and bicycling trails and more. The park was originally part of the Tyler estate. if you happen to be in the area, see if there are any public events, such as their annual home show, at the adjacent Bucks County Community College. The old Tyler Mansion now serves as an administration building for the college.
Lake Nockamixon is one of the larger lakes in Bucks County. They offer boat rentals and trails.
Peace Valley Park has boat rentals. The park itself provides extensive paved trails. If you want to get out on the water and don’t have a boat you can rent one. Peace Valley is a much smaller lake than Lake Nocamixon.
There are Civil War Re-enactments at Neshaminy State Park. We visited one in April 2013. Along with the battle re-enactment, there are campsites and tables with vendors and food. It’s a great day to visit some history. Continue reading