Situated approximately 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1 ˝ hours west of New York City, a wide variety of countless activities await you in scenic Bucks County, an area that has been truly endowed with natural beauty. Rich and diverse in natural wonders, including the river, mountains, creeks, streams, farmland, fauna, and abundant wildlife Bucks County provides a wonderland of scenic roads to explore, covered bridges and bucolic stone buildings to photograph, quaint towns to wander about and a wide array of plentiful activities to choose from.
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The more adventurous may indulge in water rafting, kayaking, and tubing down the river, glider rides launched from a local airport, hot air balloon rides, rappelling at a nearby state park, golfing, fly-fishing, horseback riding and biking along the canal path. Combine that with exploring unique castle type museums, touring wineries, antiquing, wandering through quaint towns and shops, and of course, dining in many wonderful restaurants, and one can see that Bucks County has something for everyone.
From the Tattersall Inn, take a short walk to the village center and pick up sandwiches at the general store for a picnic or continue to the Delaware River where tubes, canoes and kayaks are available for rental at the Bucks County River Country. Don’t forget to stop at the Poor Richard’s/EF Kolbe Store for any gizmo, gadget or home décor item that you can possibly imagine. One can also walk for miles along the bucolic Delaware River and canal path while taking in the sights and sounds of nature.
To the south of the Tattersall are the New Hope, Pa and Lambertville, NJ areas. These two towns look across the Delaware River at each other and are known for their historic richness, art galleries, antique shops, eateries, and funky, laid-back atmosphere. New Hope is home to the Michener Museum, Bucks County Playhouse, Parry Mansion, the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, and the mule drawn Canal Barge Ride. Visitors can also take a romantic horse and carriage ride throughout New Hope. Bicycles can be rented at the New Hope Cyclery. Rice’s Market, a famous flea market open every Saturday and Tuesday (March thru December) is nearby while the Golden Nugget Flea Market is located near the south end of Lambertville. For the auction seekers, David Rago’s Auction in Lambertville is second to none.
Continuing south of New Hope is Bowman’s Tower Wildlife Preserve, (featuring a tall lookout tower and acres of wildflowers). Following that is Washington’s Crossing, an area which marks the spot where George Washington made his famous Delaware River crossing on Christmas Eve. An historic village now dots the area and awaits your visit.
Peddler’s Village, located approx. 6 miles southwest of the Tattersall in the town of Lahaska, is known for its Charles Dickens village type atmosphere with its plethora of interesting shops, restaurants, beautiful award-winning landscape and of course, the historic and wonderful carousel at its Giggleberry Fair. Just across the far side of Peddler’s by Rt 202 is the outlet mall area of Penn’s Purchase.
Continuing further along Rt 202 is the county seat of Doylestown. Fabulous castle type museums exist here including Fonthill (home to Henry Mercer) and the Mercer Museum. Also visit the Moravian Tile Works, James A. Michener Art Museum and the nearby Pearl S. Buck House. The beautiful Lake Nockamixon is located further north in the county where one can rent canoe s and enjoy a lakeside picnic. Horseback riding is available at the Haycock Stables.
Just to the north of the Tattersall is the Ralph Stover State Park. Hiking is a major activity along with rappelling in the High Rocks area overlooking the beautiful Tohicon Creek. The Van Sant local airport is just a couple of miles northwest, offering great viewing of small aircraft pilots performing their skills along with available glider rides. Approx. 4 miles north of the Tattersall along River Road sits the Sand Castle Winery, offering daily tours and wine tastings. The Golden Pheasant offers chef prepa red sumptuous meals within a fine dining atmosphere. Further along is the Stover Mill Art Gallery with free viewings of local art on weekends. Next is the Gourmet Pantry Shop with a wide assortment of delectable foods, spices, and kitchen utensils and gadgetry for all culinary needs. Continuing on is Tinicum Park, a wonderful oasis of multiple acres. On site is a beautiful barn where periodic events (antique shows, art shows, etc.) are held. The adjacent field has horse polo games held every Saturday in the summer months at 2:00 pm. The games are free of charge to the public with a small parking fee. At 7 miles north of the Tattersall, one can cross the bridge into Frenchtown, a country type town with various shops and eateries.
These are just some of the attractions and activities that exist in Bucks County. Come join us and see for yourself.