Beautiful Bucks County: Fun For All Seasons
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Beautiful Bucks County has plenty to see and do, regardless of the season. Opportunities fo shopping, fine dining and even a Friday night fireworks display are available along the Delaware River communities, Many of these river towns are popular retreat for writers, artists, and Broadway celebrities, who long ago, established a residency in Bucks County, and developed what many describe as an artist's colony, its charm remains timeless. Just north of Philadelphia, from the river towns from Yardley to New Hope offer fun for the whole family. This article includes a few highlights about some towns found in central Bucks County.

In the wintertime, one of the favorite things to do in Yardley is ice skating on Lake Afton. This man-made pond is at the center of Yardley's downtown area, sitting at the corner of Main Street and Afton Avenue. When it's not frozen, Lake Afton is a popular location for ducks, fishermen, and leisurely lunch breaks. Another Yardley favorite is the Garden of Reflection, built to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001. This official Pennsylvania 9-11 memorial includes historic Bucks County farmlands as a backdrop and plays is host to a variety September 11th memorial events each year. Since Yardley is so close to transportation hubs in Trenton NJ, a handful of its families suffered the loss of loved ones on 9-11.

When dining out in Bucks County, you'll find plenty of restaurants in Makefield Township. If fine Italian dining is what you're looking for, plan an evening at Newtown's own, La Stalla Restaurant. Located on Swamp Road, in the heart of Newtown, La Stalla derives its name from the farm that once existed on the same Newtown parcel. Family style Italian dining and old world charm provide an authentic feel of this great restaurant. Another great place to grab a bite to eat is, Jules Thin Crust Pizza on North Sycamore Street in Newtown. One of three Pennsylvania locations, Jules' in Newtown, is a popular spot for families and pizza lovers alike. Based on the concept of healthy, fast food, Jules' boasts an organic menu and kid friendly dining. They pride themselves on their dedication to using locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible.

The history-rich, town of New Hope, nestled along the banks of the Delaware River, is a shopper's delight. With quaint specialty shops dotting its path, this town has something for everyone. The New Hope community is steeped in history, arts, and culture. Home to the Bucks County Playhouse, and the New Hope - Ivyland Railroad, these two icons offer fun things to do for families. Peddler's Village is just up the road from New Hope and boasts a very busy event calendar that includes a strawberry festival in May and a scarecrow festival in the fall. You will find truly a unique shopping and dining experiences with over sixty shops and five diverse restaurants. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder New Hope has grown to be one of the most popular weekend destinations in Bucks County.

General George Washington crossed the Delaware River on December 25th, 1776. Every year the town of Washington Crossing PA holds a re-enactment of this historical event. The entire community joins in marking George Washington's Christmas Day crossing and is just one of many activities you can take advantage of. Some of the other Washington Crossing PA events include wine tastings or a trip to the wildflower preserve.

This article named just a few of our favorite things to do in Yardley and offered you some insight about the New Hope community and the New Hope fireworks display. We encourage you to discover the restaurants in Makefield township for yourself and discover why these hamlets are so special.


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