As the leaves start changing color and the cool, autumnal weather arrives, don’t miss out on enjoying all of the vivid scenery Mother Nature has to offer! Considering the spectacular sights, there’s really no wonder why people love looking at homes for sale in Bucks County and Montgomery County during fall every year.
To help you take advantage of the great weather throughout the next few months, here’s a list of a few great parks you can visit:
Covering more than 1,300 acres from Montgomery County to the Delaware River, Pennypack has both paved and unpaved trails for hiking, biking and running. There’s also a number of historic buildings, an environmental center and working farm.
You can observe an abundance of bird and animal life, as well, including ruby-throated hummingbirds, great blue herons, ducks, geese, hawks, foxes, chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels and deer. While exploring under the park’s enormous trees, you’ll love listening to the soothing sound of PennyPack Creek!
Tyler State Park
Throughout the 1,711 acres of Tyler State Park, which is located in Northampton and Newtown, there are hiking, biking and equestrian trails for everyone to enjoy! Snaking its way through the park, the Neshaminy Creek is home to water eels, snakes and turtles. You might even spot foxes, deer, beavers, wild turkeys or rabbits.
And don’t forget to bring your bike if you want to see as much of the park as you can in one day! Or, if you just want to take it easy, you can walk under the wide open sky while breathing in the crisp, autumn air. You can even explore many of the secluded sections of the park, where you can hike while soaking in the serenity of the nature surrounding you.
Peace Valley Park
Located in Doylestown, the 1,500 acres of Peace Valley Park surrounds the 365 acres of Lake Galena; which was man made by damming the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek. You can rent a fishing, sail- or paddle-boat to relax and take in all of the sights while maneuvering your way around. Or, maybe you’d prefer to bike or walk around the paved 6-mile trail that goes around the entire lake.
There are also unpaved trails, where you can observe wildlife more closely and appreciate the seclusion. You can check out the nature center, too, which has educational, bird-watching and recreation facilities.
Nockamixon State Park
As the largest lake in Bucks County, Lake Nockamixon offers some of the greatest fall scenery around! It’s home to many species of fish, including striped bass, pickerel, muskellunge, catfish, carp, walleye, and smallmouth and largemouth bass.
There is a slew of hiking trails to have a more intimate experience with an impressive 5,286 acres of nature. With such a large state park just a short driving distance away, you’ll have the opportunity to disconnect and take advantage of being “off the grid” on your day off!