Bucks County Recreation, It’s a Lifestyle!

What do people do for recreation in Bucks County? From the rich enchanting history to the numerous attractions, there is much to do here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. With plenty of places to visit, there is something for everyone.

What do people do for recreation in Bucks County? From the rich enchanting history to the numerous attractions, there is much to do here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. With plenty of places to visit, the area has a multitude of destinations that are just sheer fun! Take a ride down the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad on the 1925 Baldwin Steam Locomotive for a scenic tour of Bucks County, or take a trip to the Bucks County Wine Trail and visit the numerous local wineries.

Outdoor Activities

Perhaps you want to take a guided tour to the historic Pearl S. Buck House or a trip to the Mansions Along The Delaware. Peace Valley Park offers 14 miles of nature trails for walking, jogging, or picnicking, and it surrounds Lake Galena, which offers fishing, sailing, and canoeing. Other lakes in Bucks County include Lakes Nockamixon and Silverdale. An extensive number of parks can also be found in the county.

Historic Doylestown

Doylestown Borough should top the list for places to see in the Bucks County area. Historic attractions located there are the Mercer and James A. Michener museums as well as Fonthill Castle and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. Perhaps you may take in a film at the County Theatre or just venture to the many unique shops and restaurants that line the streets.

Fun for Children

Sesame Place, a children’s theme park, is a well known attraction for TV characters such as Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, and of course, the Cookie Monster. Many rides and activities can be found in the park, which is located in Langhorne. Other cool places to visit for children is the Bucks County Children’s Museum located in Hew Hope or Giggleberry Fair in Lahaska, in an area of Peddler’s Village. Recreation in Bucks County can be found countywide!

Entertainment and Other Activities

There are many other types of entertainment for all ages. The Town and Country Players provide entertainment at their newly renovated rustic theatre in Buckingham, or stop by the Sellersville Theater to see some well known musicians and comedians. The Bucks County Playhouse is another well known place to enjoy a play in New Hope.

Bucks County also boasts historic covered bridges, such as the Cabin Run Covered Bridge in Plumstead or the Erwinna Covered Bridge, just to mention a few. Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, which also hosts the annual Polish Festival in the fall; Solebury Orchards; Shady Brook Farm; and many other places can be found in the county.

Close to nearby Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York, Bucks County is also a short distance to winter fun at the Poconos and other resorts. Recreation in Bucks County is thriving in the county! So what are the best areas that you like to visit in the county?


Associate Broker/Realtor® for Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Frank Dolski is a husband, father of four sons and a new granddaughter. Aside from Real Estate, Frank is an avid Philadelphia and Penn State sports fan! Aside from Real Estate, Frank belongs to many organizations including the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Our Lady of Guadalupe Pastoral Council and the Knights of Columbus Council #15590 as well as the Big Brothers/Sisters organization. He has worked for Coldwell Banker for 10 years receiving the International Coldwell Banker President’s Elite Award in 2014 and other years, ranking #1 in the state of PA in 2012 for all Coldwell Banker Affiliates. A graduate of Widener University, Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Business Administration. In his spare time, Frank enjoys family time, photography, music, concerts and traveling. A seventeen year resident of Doylestown, PA located in Buckingham township, Frank also enjoys writing articles and Blogs for numerous Philadelphia region newspapers as well as a variety of Blogging sites.

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  1. Linda Coppola
    November 4, 2015

    Outdoor Activities
    Enjoy the New Hope Ivyland Train Ride for a weekend day trip. It is so nostalgic seeing the old fashioned trains and the adorable New Hope Train Station. You can park your car and ride the Scenic Train ride during the day or at night. They have themed rides at different times of the day and the seasons as well. Right now it is the Fall Foliage Train ride see autumn splendor of the trees in Bucks County changing colors. During Halloween they had spooky rides and trick or treater rides. Dinner Train rides and wine and cheese rides too! Take in one it is different and it is beautiful seeing the old trains!

  2. Jim McCarthy
    November 4, 2015

    Very good Article Frank. This just scratches the surface of the myriad things to do and places to visit. You did cover many of the best. There are many walking towns with a great variety of restaurants, shops, bistros, coffee shops and entertainment. And numerous more covered bridges, biking trails recreational opportunities.
    Two great visitor resources are The Bucks County Gov site: http://www.buckscounty.org/visitors and The Bucks County Visitors Bureau site: http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/

  3. Frank Dolski
    November 5, 2015

    Thanks for the input and glad that you had a great experience! As you mentioned, the train runs pretty much year round. Looking forward to the December Santa Rides! Lots to do here right in Bucks County. This is one of many fun things to do and speaking for myself, I will keep looking for more to do here in the great county!

  4. Frank Dolski
    November 5, 2015

    Jim, you are spot on! There is so much to do here that I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it all but sure will try. I had the pleasure of seeing the Wizard Of Oz at the Town & Country Theater and will see Miracle On 34th St. in a few weeks. A ton of money has been put into this theater and the cast of actors/actresses are phenomenal. As you mentioned, this is just scratching the surface in Bucks County!


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