Bucks County is blessed with an abundance of parks, from small, local municipal parks to sprawling state parks, where you can do just about anything from quiet picnics and hiking to canoeing, fishing and flying disc golf.
Delaware Canal State Park – A 60-mile towpath along the Delaware River extending from Bristol to the south through Easton to the north. Once trodden by mule teams to pull cargo barges up and down the canal along the river from 1832 to 1932, today it provides recreation for hikers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, canoeists and bird watchers. Fishing for American Shad is the Spring endeavor here. In all seasons, enjoy the well-interpreted trails of history, including still-functioning locks and many old locktender houses. 11 Lodi Hill Rd., Upper Black Eddy. 610-982-5560
Nockamixon State Park – Just minutes away on Rt. 563 (Mountainview Road), 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park surrounds 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, created by a dam on the Tohickon Creek in 1958. Most park areas are open sunrise to sunset. Enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year: Boating, fishing, swimming pool, bicycle and equestrian trails. In winter, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding. Fishing and boating is permitted 24 hours a day in designated areas. There is a formal swimming pool, but swimming is not permitted in the lake itself. Some park areas are closed in the winter, but there are some picnicking areas, fishing areas, trails and cabins open year-round.
Peace Valley Park – 1500 acres of woodlands for hiking, meadows for picnicking, bike & nature trails & walkways that surround Lake Galena. Boating & fishing on the 1 3/4 mile by 1/2 mile lake. Very picturesque featuring manicured lawns, specimen trees, hillside views, small sandy areas, docks, picnic tables/bathroom facilities.25 minutes away. 230 Creek Rd New Britain 215-822-8608
Ringing Rocks County Park – 128 acres of deep woods, hiking and picnicking in addition to having the largest waterfall in Bucks County. The biggest draw is the seven-acre field comprised of solid rock boulders, 10 feet thick. The iron content of these boulders is so high that when struck, many of them emit a metallic-sounding ring. Make sure you ask us for the Ringing Rocks Hammer to give it a try! Only 5 miles away. Ringing Rocks Rd., Upper Black Eddy. 215-757-0571
Ralph Stover State Park – 45 acres of hiking, picnicking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking that feature a high rocks vista overlooking the Tohickon Creek and the Tohickon County Park. 6011 State Park Rd., Pipersville. 610-982-5560
Tinicum County Park – 126 acres of hiking, picnicking, playgrounds, ball fields, boating, polo and disc golfing. Open picnic grounds, covered pavilion, access to the canal towpath and stunning historic structures such as the John Stover House and a meticulously preserved Pennsylvania style bank barn. River Road in Pipersville. 215-757-0571
Bucks County Horse Park –The Bucks County Horse Park currently has a membership base of approximately 500 people. Annual membership fee provides access to the Park from dawn until dusk all year long. Members trailer in to enjoy over 30 miles of trails, two all-weather fenced arenas, two all-weather, standard-size dressage arenas, and the Beginner / Novice through Training level cross-country courses. Join ahead to use the facilities while you’re here.
For horse stabling, we can recommend local folks who will board and feed your horse before and after park events. Alana Mann’s Horse Stables (610-847-5297) is on our road less than one mile away. We also have a list of other horse barn owners who may accept overnight stabling depending on the direction you are traveling.