Central Park, Kids' Castle
A 108 acres family-oriented park providing for a multitude of active
and passive recreational opportunities. Amenities of the Park are:
5 Tennis Courts with coin operated lighting, 2 Basketball Courts with
coin operated lighting, 1 Volleyball Court, 1 Tot Lot Play area, 3
Soccer Fields, A1 Golf Link (135-150yards), 1 Picnic Pavilion (reservations
are made through Doylestown Township Administration), 1 Amphitheater,
1.5 Miles Biking/Hiking/Jogging Trails, Kids' Castle and a 21 station
Health Check donated by Doylestown Hospital.
Kids' Castle is an eight story wooden playground structure open
to the general public 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. The
Castle is CLOSED upon ground freezing and RE-OPENS
in mid-to-late April. Please contact the township to confirm the
Castle is open at 215-348-9915. For more information, or to
reserve facilities for groups, go to the
Doylestown Township Website.
Directions: From 202, exit at Delaware Valley College/State Street.
Take 202 South. Turn left at the college onto New Britain Road.
At first stop sign, turn right onto Lower State Road. Turn left
onto Wells Road. Park entrance is on the left.
Bridge Point Park
Bridge Point Park consists of two acres located mainly within the
floodplain. Passive recreation opportunities include walks along
the stream bed, fishing, picnicking, a recently (1992) renovated
1820s Wheelwright Shop, and a bit of nostalgia.
Directions: At the traffic light at Edison-Furlong Road and Route
611, make a left onto Edison-Furlong Road (7-11 is on your left).
Park is approximately 100 yards in front of you.
Nestled between the north-bound and south-bound lanes of Easton
Road on New Britain Road, this park memorializes those who have given
their service to our community. A beautiful spot to stop and reflect.
Click here for pictures.
Castle Valley Park
This tract is 3.8 acres transformed from a dumping site to a beautiful
park. Part of the Neshaminy Creek Watershed Rivers Conservation
Project, funded by PA DCNR Keystone Grants, the streambank was cleaned
up and approximately 100 tree saplings were planted; minor renovations
were made to the parking lot and picnic benches have been placed
along the walking trail. A split-rail fence, waterfront steps, nature
trail and education kiosks were all constructed with the help of
both volunteers and Doylestown Township's Parks Department.
Directions: From Lower State Road towards Doylestown: Cross
over Bristol Road and continue on Lower State Road for approximately
1 mile. Park will be on your left just before the Neshaminy Creek
Bridge. From Route 611 North-bound: Make a left onto Almshouse
Road and follow to stop sign. Make a right onto Almshouse Road (left
is Turk Road) and follow windy road to stop sign. Park will be in
front of you off to your right.
Sauerman Park is a 13 acre park of sloping ground which is heavily
wooded throughout much of the park. Natural drainage tributaries
travel the site creating intersecting terrain when walking the woodland
areas. While easily accessible Sauerman Park secludes itself from
the everyday hustle and bustle of life. Provides for both active
and passive recreation opportunities. Park amenities include: 1
Softball Field, 1 Tot Lot Play Area, 1 Horseshoe Pit, 1 Volleyball
Court, 1 Swing Set, 1 Picnic Area, and a Woodland Trail.
Directions: 611 North towards Doylestown, exit at Doylestown (Main
Street). Make first right onto Sauerman Road. Go through first stop
sign and travel 1/4 mile. Park entrance will be on right.
This little park includes lighted basketball and volleyball courts,
picnic area, walking/fitness trails, youth fishing and tot lots.
Open sunrise to sunset. Courts open March 1 - November 30 until
Directions: From town, take State Street north (towards Buckingham).
Park is on right just south of East Street.
This active park includes a pavilion, playground, basketball and
volleyball courts, softball field and picnic area.
Directions: From town center, take E. Ashland St., cross Pine Street.
Park is on right south of E. State St.
Veterans Memorial Park
This is the borough's largest park and includes a playground, tot
lot, picnic area, baseball fields and nature trails.
Directions: From town center, take E. Court Street. Cross over
Swamp Rd (Rt 313). Follow Chubb Dr. to park.
Community Fields Park
Tennis courts, softball field, picnic area.
Directions: From town center, W. State Street south. Turn right
on West Street. Park is on left before Doyle Elementary.
Peace Valley Park
Peace Valley Park consists of 1500 acres of public land, including
the 365 acre Lake Galena. Miles of hiking trails afford solitude
with lakeside and streamside views. Amenities include: Nature Center,
Playgrounds, Picnicking, Hiking Boating, Fishing, Ice Skating (designated
area only), Nature Areas, Restrooms, Bikeways & Walkways, Boat
Rental (in season). Open 8am to sunset.
Directions: From 313 in Doylestown, travel 313 North. Left on Ferry
Road. Right on Old Ironhill Road. Left on Creek Road. Entrance on
Doylestown Community Bike and Hike System
Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township are working to create
the Doylestown Community Bike and Hike System joining the two communities.
With the Intermunicipal "Joint Bike and Hike Committee"
acting as impetus, portions of the system have already been completed,
including a lengthy stretch on West Street at Doyle Elementary School,
with the remainder projected to be constructed in the next 10 to
Click here to view a map of the system. (555KB)
Allentown Rose Garden
3000 Parkway Blvd
Allentown, PA 18104
The Rose Garden features a beautiful array of rose and other flower varieties, in peak bloom typically in June - July. The Rose Garden is a popular park for walking, bicycling, and photography opportunities. Many couples choose to host their wedding in the Rose Garden, or take engagement or prom pictures.
The 1.3 mile walking loop is a great way to exercise, and features a smaller loop with 10 Wellness Stations, designed with exercise equipment for ages 50 & older. Three pavilions and park restrooms are located off of Honochick Drive.
Bowman's Hill Tower
1112 River Rd
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
This grand observation tower offers an expansive view of the Delaware River area. As the seasons change, so do the colors and visual experiences change at the Tower, making returns trips enjoyable for visitors each year.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd
New Hope, PA 18938
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. The Preserve focuses exclusively on native plants, in distinction from botanical gardens that may include natives in their collections.
Bradford Dam Park
The Bradford Dam is a 280 acre tract which Bucks County has preserved to protect the area's natural wetlands. The Dam is open to fishing and also has a maintained walking trail. The Bradford Dam area is home to a number of different bird species such as the Grasshopper Sparrow, Willow Fly Catcher, and Eastern King Bird. This unusual bird refuge is a valuable passive recreation area for Bucks County residents.
Bucks County Horse Park
8934 Easton Road
Revere, PA 18953
The Bucks County Horse Park, part of the Bucks County Park System, is a unique facility dedicated to the preservation of natural environment for amateur equestrian pursuits. Located in Revere, Pennsylvania, we provide a variety of competitions and trail riding for all ages and disciplines of riding.
Central Perkiomen Valley Park
1 Plank Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Visitors can enjoy a children’s playground as well as vistas of the Perkiomen Creek while fishing. Picnic tables and grills are available throughout the park’s picnic grove. There is one large pavilion available by reservation for large groups. Nearby are recreational offerings of volleyball, horseshoes and restroom facilities. For special occasions, the Park’s Old Mill House is available by reservation. Visitors can walk, jog, bike or horseback ride on over 19 miles of the Perkiomen Trail winding along the Perkiomen Creek.
Churchville Park & Nature Center
501 Churchville Ln
Churchville, PA 18966
The mission of the Churchville Nature Center is to instill an awareness and appreciation of the natural world in all people through education, and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship with a commitment to the preservation of resources and wildlife habitat.
Core Creek Park
901 E. Bridgetown Pike
Langhome, PA 19047
Core Creek Park is comprised of 1200 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals.
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park
Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
A walk along the 60-mile towpath of the Delaware Canal is a stroll into American History. The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender/s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. A walk along the towpath is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.
4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Waterpark, watercraft rentals, scuba diving, picnics, party rentals, underwater sports, swimming, camping
Fort Washington State Park
Fort Washington, PA
Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington's troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.
Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Road
Green Lane, PA 18054
Green Lane Park, in northwestern Montgomery County, offers a variety of year-round, outdoor activities and programs for people to choose from. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as two children's playgrounds. Winter enthusiasts can cross-country ski, ice fish or go ice skating. The park also offers summer concerts and family-oriented, environmental education programs on weekends.
Honey Hollow Environmental Center
6324 Upper York Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Operated by the Bucks County Audubon Society, the Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center is located on the Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township. The Center is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. Because of the early conservation work carried out by local farmers and the Soil Conservation Service, the entire watershed of the Honey Hollow Creek was designated as a
National Historic Landmark in 1969.
Kids' Castle and Central Park
425 Wells Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
This impressive 8-story structure was the result of a volunteer community effort to build a wonderland of swings, slides, a rocket ship, climbing and hiding places, and a great place for kids to spend a summer afternoon. It is located within Central Park at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown Township, just outside of town. It is open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset, and admission is free. The park is open year-round though the castle closes after the first freeze.
Central Park is a 108-acre facility that includes tennis courts, volleyball, soccer fields, and 1.5 miles of biking and hiking trails. It is perfect for picnicking, with many tables and several covered pavilions..
Lake Towhee Park
Old Bethlehem Pike
Horseback Riding Trails
Ice Skating (designated area only)
183 Moredon Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
This 230 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. Lorimer Park is a haven for wildlife under a canopy of huge trees. Activities include hiking, picnicking, bird and animal watching, horseback riding (with your own horse), and, in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing. For the angler, Pennypack Creek is stocked with trout by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Overlooking the creek is majestic Council Rock where, legend says, Native Americans used to meet to plan their activities. It now serves as a beautiful and popular backdrop for wedding photographs. Adjacent to the facility, 5.75 miles of the former Fox Chase-Newtown rail line has been converted to a recreational trail. This crushed stone path provides level hiking and biking and views of the Pennypack Creek.
Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.
Quakertown, PA 18951
The 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park surrounds the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon. The park's forests and fields are a large green space in this rapidly developing area.
Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Road
Norristown, PA 19403
Norristown Farm Park has a variety of buildings and open fields that represent a diverse history of farming, manufacturing and institutional associations. The buildings date from the mid-18th century through the early 20th century and at various times were part of mills, a tannery, farms and the Norristown State hospital. The unique and breath-taking beauty of the woods and agricultural fields, combined with a stocked trout stream, the Norristown Farm Park has it all. Where else can a visitor bicycle, walk, hike, run, jog, picnic, fish in a stocked trout stream, walk their dog, or view wildlife in their natural habitats? The Park has over seven miles of paved trails and there are several rustic nature trails available for the adventuresome.
Orchard Park & Covered Bridge Park
New Britain, PA 18901
In 2013, New Britain Borough purchased 5.5 acres in Doylestown Township adjacent to the Covered Bridge Park on Keeley Avenue and the Pine Run Reservoir. Formerly part of a farm/orchard, this new Orchard Park completes a 135 acre block of open space, 20 acres of park land, 39 acres of flood control lake and 76 acres of surrounding land. New Britain Borough and the New Britain Civic Association have agreed to link these two parcels to avoid duplication of parking and other facilities. In addition, in 2013, the Borough received a PECO Green Region Grant to implement park improvements. These two events together created the Orchard Park we know and cherish today. Covered Bridge Park park features a playground, a picnic pavilion, a soccer/baseball field, a gazebo and a pond.
Phone: 215 348 4586
Oxford Valley Park
409 Hood Boulevard
Fairless Hills, PA
153 acre park owned by Bucks County including a 9-hole golf course, a 50-meter swimming pool, a small lake and bike/pedestrian paths.
Peace Valley Nature Center
170 Chapman Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Peace Valley offers 14 miles of nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. The walking options vary from groomed foot paths near the Nature Center Solar Building to remote hiking trails in the mature woods.
Peace Valley Park
230 Creek Road
New Britain Township, PA
Peace Valley Park is comprised of 1500 acres and includes horseback riding, walkways and bikeways, tennis, hiking and boat rentals.
Pennrose Strawbridge House
County Line Road
The Penrose/Strawbridge Farm is a 102-acre property located on the southwest side of County Line Rd. in Horsham Township, Montgomery County and is part of the Horsham Township Park System. It is located next to Graeme Park, the estate of colonial Governor Sir William Keith, and now a state park and museum.
Located in Richland, East Rockhill and West Rockhill Townships, in Upper Bucks County, Pa., Quakertown Swamp is a 518-acre wetland which is recognized as significant by the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory because it is a haven for a variety of wildlife species, including beaver and waterfowl. The heron rookery is a site well worth seeing, especially during the Spring breeding season.
Ralph Stover State Park
5998 State Park Road
Pipersville, PA 18947
Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.
Ringing Rocks Park
Bridgeton Township, PA
Picnicking, Hiking, Nature Areas, Geological Formation. This 128 acre park includes an amazing field of boulders which, when struck by a hammer or another rock, produce a hollow metallic ringing sound. The origin of the field is a mystery - neither glacial nor the result of a rock slide. Kids love visiting here. It's also the site of the largest waterfall in Bucks County.
Route 202 Parkway Trail
Bucks & Montgomery Counties, PA
A new shared-use trail will be constructed along the entire nine-mile length of the Route 202 Parkway. This paved, 12-foot wide trail will provide a non-motorized transportation and recreational facility for walkers, runners, skaters and cyclists. This new trail will enhance the region’s pedestrian and cycling network by connecting the large and growing system of trails in Montgomery and Bucks counties. The 202 Parkway Trail will have access points (with ample free parking) at:Knapp Road, Route 309, Stump Road near County Line Road, Bristol Road, and New Britian Road. The Parkway Trail is scheduled to be openned at the end of October 2012.
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park
535 N. Route 73
Berlin, NJ 08091
It's not a mirage! Immense and intense, our huge indoor water park and entertainment center provides thrilling adventures for everyone in your caravan! Surf indoors on our Rip Curl. Zip through miles of water slides. Test your skills at Sammy's Trading Post Game Center or, quench your thirst in Sam Dune's Cafe. Sahara Sam's truly is an oasis -- conveniently located in West Berlin, New Jersey, you're just a few 'smiles' away from year 'round family fun!
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007
Visiting Silver Lake Nature Center, a 235-acre "natural treasure" in the heart of the southern portion of Bucks County, is an experience to be savored, not rushed. It's a place where lush foliage, accessible wetlands and rich woodlands abound. Where rare and threatened animal and plant species like the Red Belly Turtle, Southern Leopard Frog, and the Maryland Meadow Beauty find refuge and flourish peacefully. Where people of all ages can explore and enjoy a special part of our world.
Silver Lake Park
Bristol Township, PA 19007
This 235-acre complex is unique to Pennsylvania in that it harbors the best-protected Coastal Plain Forest left in the state. It is part of the 460-acre park and Silver Lake which is the terminus of the Mill Creek, Queen Anne Creek, and the Black Ditch Creek Watershed.
The main building houses a multipurpose auditorium, exhibit room depicting that which is unique to the park, offices, the Barnswallow Gift Shop, and a reference library. Immediately outside the building is a large meadow. Nearby, a 60-person amphitheater is designed for campfires and shows.
Stover-Myers Mill Park
Bedminster Township,, PA
Stover-Myers Mill, which comprises 26 acres along the Tohickon Creek in Bedmnster Township on Dark Hollow Road and the creek in Pipersville. Originally, this mill started as a water-powered gristmill/sawmill and was later powered by steam. Owned by Jacob Stover in the early 1800's, the Stover-Myers Mill produced flour and animal feed for regional and local consumption.
Tohickon Valley Park
Point Pleasant, PA
Swimming (in season)
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.
Newtown, PA 18940
Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.
VanSant Airport and Park
516 Cafferty Road
Erwinna, PA 18920
VanSant Airport is the ideal place to spend an afternoon with friends or family. You can picnic under the trees and witness vintage aircraft in their original grass roots environment. Or you can strap on your helmet, put on your goggles, throw back your scarf and return to another era when biplanes and gliders abounded, and you never knew who was going to fly into Van Sant next.
The airport offers the following rides to the public: mile high or aerobatic glider rides, Piper Cub rides, Tiger Moth rides, and Stearman rides.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Washington Crossing Historic Park was founded in 1917 to perpetuate and preserve the site from which the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River. This purpose is achieved by interpreting the historical significance of this site for thousands of Park visitors each year through tours, exhibits and various special events. The spirit of the 1776 Crossing is recreated every year on Christmas Day when the annual reenactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware takes place on December 25. In this annual reenactment the visitor can see reenactors in Continental military dress cross the river in the replica Durham boats.
Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve
494 Mathews Avenue
New Britain, PA 18901
The Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve is a 26+ acre natural area located along the Neshaminy Creek that is owned and maintained by New Britain Borough. The woods and fields of the Preserve are set aside for habitat preservation and passive recreation. The Preserve's numerous trails are intended for nature study, wildlife observation, and birding. The Preserve includes a 2.7 acre wildflower meadow.
The main entrance is located on Mathews Avenue. Mathews Avenue is closed to through traffic near the Preserve, however, it can be accessed using Sand Road off of Butler Avenue. Miriam's Meadow is located along Landis Mill Road and can be accessed using Mathews Avenue or Aarons Avenue. There is an entrance to the Preserve on Landis Mill Road as well. It is an easy walk from SEPTA's New Britain Train Station where the R5 Lansdale/Doylestown Line makes regular stops seven days a week.