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Fall Activities Surround Hallmark’s New Homes in Bucks County

Categories: Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: October 19, 2020

Residents who are moving into a new construction community have so much to do, from exploring every detail of their new home to heading out and getting to know the surroundings area.

There are few things in life more satisfying than experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn as you step out of your new Hallmark Homes Group residence in Bucks County. The weather is cool, leaves are falling, and there are a wealth fun-filled activities in the area for residents to enjoy over the next few weeks.

From family-friendly Halloween events at a local historic farm to taking a driving tour of various haunted houses around the area, there’s something to do for kids and adults of all ages. Below are six favorite fall time activities in Bucks County that will provide hours of entertainment and enjoyment for the entire family.

1. FallFest at Shadybrook Farm

FallFest is a family-friendly event celebrating all things fall and featuring a plethora of fun things to do, such as a 5-acre corn maze, pumpkin picking, and wagon rides. After you and the little ones have worked up an appetite, you can indulge your sweet tooth with spooky snacks such as kettle corn, funnel cake, and many other holiday-themed treats.

For older kids, the Alien Encounter and Barn of Horror offer up ample spooky scenes with ghoulish props (but no worries–no live actors!). There’s also live music on the weekends and bonfire pits where you can roast up some tasty s’mores.

In between the autumn excitement, take time to check out the Farm Market with sumptuous treats that are sure to add an old-fashioned flair to your festive fall season. Homemade nut butters, fresh baked pies, craft made cheeses and fresh milk in glass bottles are just a small part of a long list of local favorites.

2. Haunted Bucks County Driving Tour

Many ghostly tales, myths, and legends have cropped up since Bucks County was established in the year 1682. The Haunted Bucks County Driving Tour is a unique way to learn more about the history of the area and to experience local haunted places first-hand.

This self-driving tour features 20 different haunted locations scattered throughout the county. From Civil War soldiers said to haunt the local inn to tales of green orbs that float across the road at night, there’s no shortage of spooky places and locations that will put a chill down your spine.

The full tour takes around three hours, but you can pick and choose which of the 20 locations you’d like to stop and explore. The best part about this fall fun adventure is that you’ll get a chance be up close while learning about the rich history of Bucks County – of course, with a haunted twist.

3. Scarecrows in the Village

Every fall the popular Bucks County destination, Peddler’s Village, is bustling with a number of autumn-centric activities, one of which stands out for area residents as well as tourists around the world.

The ‘Scarecrows in the Village’ festival celebrates its 41st anniversary this year. Organizations, artists and residents around the Philadelphia area compete in hopes of winning one of many honors in a variety of categories. These creative, crafty scarecrows appear in an array of multi-themed costumes and are positioned throughout the village to thrill, scare and delight visitors at every turn.

Take a break from the fun-filled activities to enjoy local shops and apple-themed food and drinks at all of the Village restaurants along with live entertainment on the weekends.

If time permits, visitors can add a ghostly twist to their visit and join the haunted walking tour to help solve a murder mystery at the ghoulish Homicide and Hauntings event each weekend.

4. Trick or Treat Train

All aboard the Trick or Treat Train at the New Hope Railroad! This 45-minute family-friendly train ride is a blast for kids and adults of all ages. You can choose from first-class or coach seating while your kids will enjoy participating in a live reading of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. They’ll also get the chance to sing along seasonal songs performed by the railroad musicians.

As your children board the train in their costumes, they’ll be given an official railroad trick or treat bag, various holiday-themed trinkets, and candy before you take your seat. This one-of-a-kind event is an excellent way for the entire family to celebrate Halloween while taking a ride on an authentic train!

5. Fall Festival 2020 at Froehlich’s Farm

A massive pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a cow train are just two of the many fun things to do at the Fall Festival 2020 at Froehlich’s Farm. Once you arrive, you’ll find live music, bonfires, and a five-acre corn maze that will amaze and delight. The old-fashioned wagon ride will take you on a tour of the historic 107-acre farm as you take in the sights and smells of fall.

There’s also a local brewery for adults and more fun activities for kids of all ages worth checking out. Kids can discover excitement in every direction from creating their very own scarecrow and pony rides to exploring the hay maze and trying out their climbing skills at the hay pyramid climb. Plus, what better way to capture the thrills of the day with a fall family photo opportunity.

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the fall season on a Saturday or Sunday, Fall Festival 2020 should be at the top of your list.

6. Sesame Place Halloween Spooktacular

Friday through Sunday throughout October, join Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and the Count as they celebrate All Hallows Eve at the Sesame Place Halloween Spooktacular. Geared primarily towards children, this Halloween-themed event runs from September 26 through November 1. The entire park will be transformed into a spooky (but not scary) family-friendly destination.

Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating around the entire park as their favorite Sesame Street characters pass out individually-wrapped treats. There are also several Halloween-themed shows, rides, and many fun activities such as pumpkin decorating, photo opportunities, and even a float parade!

Fall Fun in Bucks County

No matter what the season, there’s no shortage of fun things to do, which is just one of many reasons why so many people choose to live at Hallmark Homes Group’s well-located communities in Bucks County. Contact us today or stop by our offices to learn more.

5 Parks to Explore in Bucks County

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: July 14, 2020

Bucks County, PA, is one of the most scenic places to call home. Within its boundaries are over 70,000 acres of state and local parks that will allow you and your family to head out from your new home in Bucks County and enjoy the open spaces and fresh air.

Hiking trails, crystal-clear lakes, and ample wildlife are just some of the many treasures that await your discovery. We want to share with you our list of the top five best parks in Bucks County to explore.

 

Peace Valley Park

Peace Valley Park encompasses over 1,500 acres and offers multiple recreational opportunities such as children’s playgrounds, hiking trails, and sailboat rentals. It surrounds the 365-acre Lake Galena, which provides visitors with picturesque views, ample wildlife watching opportunities, and several multi-use trails.

The six miles of trails that loop around the lake allow for a quick jog, bike, or relaxing walk. The path itself is flat with no elevation change, and the trees that line the sides of the trail will provide some shade for relief from the warm summer months.

The on-site nature center located at the northeast end of the park offers visitors the chance to learn more about the native plants and wildlife. It’s staffed by park rangers who are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works factory is located within park boundaries. This “working history” museum is a National Historic Landmark and takes visitors on a tour of how the tiles and pottery were made in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 

Nockamixon State Park

At over 5,283 acres, Nockamixon State Park is one of the biggest in the Bucks County park system. It’s centered around beautiful Lake Nockamixon, which is a massive 1,450 acres in size. Four public launching areas allow recreational boaters to take to the water and enjoy the beautiful shoreline scenery.

While recreational water activities are the main focus of the park, Lake Nockamixon offers many other things to do for those who prefer to stay on dry land. Joggers, mountain bikers, and hikers will enjoy the 8 miles of looping trails that meander through a pristine cedar forest. The trails offer a semi-challenging navigation experience over streams, stumps, and switchbacks.

Entrance to the park is free, and once inside, you can take advantage of a wide range of fun and exciting activities such as renting a cabin for an overnight stay, participating in a guided nature walk, or a relaxing pontoon boat tour. There are also some excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.

 

Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal State Park is both a recreational and historical treasure. Completed in 1832, the sixty-mile-long Delaware Canal helped bring goods and people from the northeastern Pennsylvania area to the cities located on the eastern seaboard.

Today, it is a beautiful state park that meanders along the historic canal. The towpath where horses once worked in unison to pull the coal-laden ships of the 1800s is now used by walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. Adding to the beautiful scenery of the area are eleven beautiful islands that formed naturally out of the silt and sedimentation of the canal.

Visitors to the park can enjoy a wide array of seasonal activities, such as bird watching in the springtime and cross-country skiing in the winter. Fishing opportunities offer anglers the chance to catch striped bass, smallmouth bass, and walleye.

For those looking to gain a deeper understanding of both the natural and man-made history of the area, the State Park offers multiple programs, such as guided walks, evening programs, and hands-on activities.

 

Tyler State Park

Often referred to as an “oasis of nature,” Tyler State Park is a highly scenic area that provides you with multiple ways to enjoy a short afternoon or an entire weekend. Neshaminy creek flows through the entirety of the park and divides it into several different sections.

There are over 25 miles of paved and unpaved trails for you to explore and take in the unspoiled sights, smells, and sounds of nature at its finest. The trails are dog and horse-friendly and will take you on a breathtaking tour of one of the finest gems in the Bucks County park system.

The picnic area is massive and offers ample benches, sitting areas, and playgrounds for the children. Disc and Frisbee golf lovers will enjoy the challenging but fair courses. The bathrooms and other facilities are also clean and very well-maintained.

 

Neshaminy State Park

Situated where Neshaminy Creek joins the Delaware River, Neshaminy State Park offers visitors picturesque views of the Philadelphia skyline along with a wealth of fun and relaxing recreational activities.

While not as geographically big nor ecologically diverse as some of the other parks in the Bucks County park system, Neshaminy does provide visitors with the chance to relax in a scenic outdoor setting. BBQ pits, picnic tables, and a children’s playground make this a perfect park to spend your days.

Joggers, walkers, or runners who are looking for a quick workout can take advantage of the 4 miles of wooded trails that loop around the park. The public swimming pool and the separate children’s spray park offers visitors a chance to cool off from the warm summer heat.

Neshaminy State Park is a great place to spend a few hours in a peaceful outdoor setting without having to drive several hours into the countryside.

 

Custom Homes in Bucks County

One of the most significant advantages of living in Bucks County is the multiple natural and state parks that provide endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. At Hallmark Homes Group, we build new homes in highly desirable communities that are located just a short drive from many of these parks. If you’d like to learn more about the new home options in Bucks County, give us a call at (215) 416-0036.

Residents of New Homes in Bucks County Enjoy Exciting Summertime Events

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: August 5, 2019

The warmer months are a season of fun and adventure that tend to fly by quickly every year. Enjoying them to the fullest means taking advantage of the many cultural, historical and educational attractions available across the suburban counties north of Philadelphia.

 

If you are moving to the area, an unforgetful late summer awaits you. You can get the most out of late July and August before they are over by taking in shows at area theatres, visiting local breweries, exploring museums and castles, perusing through car shows and experiencing the flavors of local growers and vintners.

 

Hang Out in New Hope

This relaxed area along Highway 202 just west of the Delaware River is known for a unique variety of wineries, breweries, eateries, boutiques and candy stores. Visitors can charter local tours allowing them to experience the fruits of area vintners, beer makers, proprietors and chocolatiers that lend local flavor and flair to your new home in Bucks County.

 

If you love vintage cars, you can get you fill of a stunning variety of old-time roadsters at the New Hope Auto Show. Every year, the two-day event takes place in early August and features the prized possessions of area collectors and hobbyists spanning across the last 100 years. This spectacle of automotive innovation has been a cherished event for over 60 years and takes place at the New Hope-Solebury High School.

 

After the car show ends, you can make the most of your adventure by taking in an evening show at the Bucks County Playhouse. This local treasure, of entertainment, features musical productions of icons such as Patsy Cline, Shrek, ABBA and more. As a long-standing local treasure, this establishment features the Word of Mouth: Endless Summer production featuring the best narratives from NYC legends.

 

Explore Doylestown

This historical borough is located 35 miles north of Pennsylvania City Center and is home to the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle complex as well as the Michener Art Museum. These local treasures offer a wealth of opportunities for learning about pre-industrial America, perusing eccentric architecture, viewing world-class art and meeting others who enjoy doing the same.

 

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle were completed by Henry Mercer in the early years of the 20th Century. Both are Smithsonian affiliates and bear the legacy of a man with an eccentric vision that included preserving the artifacts and artistry of his time. In the museum, area residents can gather facts about local history and learn what the area was like before their new homes in Bucks Countywere ever built. The adjacent castle offers an early example of reinforced concrete in architecture and offers an impressive collection of illustrated ceramic tiles and other works from the height of the arts and crafts period.

 

Meanwhile, the nearby Michener Art Museum features an impressive array of exhibitions, events, programs, art classes and workshops reflecting the artistic vision of the legendary novelist James A. Michener.

 

Sample Sellersville

This quaint little borough is a great destination for folks who want to explore the community for an afternoon, take in some quality entertainment and enjoy a bit of local brewing mastery.  The Washington House and Sellersville Theater were established over 120 years ago and have undergone numerous restorations. Currently, the complex offers a unique event calendar of music including performances by rock, jazz and country music legends. On some nights, the theater offers free movies and eclectic productions with plenty of carnival-esque flair. Meanwhile, the flavor selection at the adjacent Washington House features weekly “Wine Flights” from area vintners and boasts a variety of brewed flavors from the renowned Tröegs Brewing Company.

 

Peruse Peddler’s Village

This 42-acre countryside district features an indoor family entertainment center, a 66-room hotel and over 60 boutiques, shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants. August is National Peach Month, and Peddler’s Village celebrates by hosting the annual Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale during the second weekend of the month.

 

If you want to turn the kitchen of your new home in Bucks Countyinto a paradise of all things peach, this late summer event can help you do so just in time for fall. Visitors can stock up on locally grown peaches, peach cupcakes, pies, butters, artisanal jams, sweet candies, savory treats and more.

 

Also, once a week through October, the village celebrates Friday Night Wine Down. This locally sponsored event features seasonal wines, specialty wine drinks and peach-themed craft cocktails. You can experience the entire menu of events in one day by booking advanced reservations and immersing yourself in the flavors of the region.

 

Navigate Nockamixon State Park

A great way to celebrate summer before it’s over is to take a short drive from your new home in Bucks Countyto the area’s greatest destination for outdoor fun and adventure. The 5,286-acre park features a 1,450-acre lake welcoming boaters and anglers out onto the water as well as campers, picnickers and sightseers all along the shorelines. If you’re a hiker, you can enjoy the breadth of beauty across the park by taking on dozens of miles of terrain from easy to difficult along a network of scenic trails.

 

The area also features a two-mile paved bike path as well as routes for mountain biking and horseback riding. If you’re looking to turn your day-trip into a weekend adventure, modern cabins are available which include a refrigerator, stove, microwave and multiple bedrooms as well as an outdoor picnic table, cooking grill and fire ring.

 

Nockamixon also features a wide variety of natural terrain and wildlife habitat — making it an ideal place for endless bird watching. The park is home to over 250 species including many types of waterfowl, raptors, warblers, thrushes, egrets and many more.

 

Bucks County offers a dynamic variety of events and destinations so that you can get the most out of the warmest months of the year before summer icomes to a close.Contact usto learn more about living in a luxury custom home located near so many exciting things to do.

New Homes in Bucks County Offer Residents Year-round Fun

Categories: Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: December 31, 2018

If you’re looking to live in an area with genuine small-town warmth and plenty to do all year, consider buying a home in Sellersville, PA. The historic downtown district offers quaint gathering places and authentic entertainment as well as museum tours and a variety of ways to stay active during every season of the year. Whether it’s a bright winter afternoon or a sunny summer morning, you and your family can enjoy the diverse array of dining, entertainment and recreation the region has to offer.

The Arbors at Hilltown in Bucks County is a new Hallmark Homes Group community featuring gorgeous homes, plenty of outdoor space and access to world-class amenities. The neighborhood is located just south of downtown Sellersville in an area known for small-town friendliness while being top-ranked for livability. Within the community, residents of these new homes in Bucks County enjoy the calmness of a tree-lined cul-de-sac neighborhood surrounded by a large wooded area.

Enjoy a Historic Getaway

Sellersville is saturated with history that has transformed over the years. Located in the heart of town is the popular Sellersville Theater. Built originally as a stable in 1894, the building was converted to a charming community theatre in the early 1950s. Live music and comedy year-round from nationally and internationally recognized performers make it the perfect destination for date night or a night out with friends.

Just next door, you can visit the Washington House – an ornate hotel converted from a 200-year-old farmhouse. Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or perhaps some quality time by starting with an eclectic wine and dinner menu at the on-site restaurant. Plus, your out-of-town guests can enjoy the comfort of one of the 20 unique hotel rooms – beautifully restored in 2016.

Peruse the Region’s Past

The Sellersville Museum offers a detailed glimpse into local antiquity through artwork, photographs, costumes and artifacts relating to the town’s namesake, Samuel Sellers, a onetime owner of the Washington House. Learn about the various regional industries of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries while delving into the personal histories of local innovators, artists and captains of industry.

Local Amenities Abound

From exercise facilities and grocery stores to local cafes and one-of-a-kind boutiques, the Sellersville area also offers plenty of amenities for your everyday routine and for those who love to stay active year-round. Residents can enjoy five outdoor parks for fresh air on temperate days including the beautiful Lenape Park. From exercise trails, walking and biking to fishing and ballfields, there are activities for everyone including a dog park for your four-legged friends.

Venture Outward

The region around Sellersville has plenty to offer for those who love new adventures. Explore the Lost River Canyons, tour 12 remaining covered bridges, take a hot air balloon ride or discover museums dedicated to famous authors James Michener and Pearl S. Buck.

Come See for Yourself

The Arbors at Hilltown offer an exceptional living experience combined with the unique charm of the Sellersville area. Visit today to explore the area and learn more about the luxury homes that are situated amid year-round excitement and fun.

Exciting Fall Festivals Welcome Residents of New Homes in Bucks County

Categories: Custom Homes, Highfield Estates, New Communities, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: September 17, 2018

Highfield Estates, a distinctive new community in Bucks County, is situated in a location ideal for families who love to celebrate autumn. As the air starts to turn crisp, summertime gives way to the exciting changing of seasons. Luckily, these new homes in Chalfont, PA are in proximity to a variety of fall festivals for you to enjoy!

Three of the most beloved cultural celebrations of the region take place within just 20 minutes of these new homes in Bucks County. In just a short drive, you can immerse yourself in time-honored traditions — participating in seasonal harvests, creativity and family fun. The Scarecrow Festival, The Perkasie Fall Festival and Peddler’s Village Apple Festival are just a few of the convenient, wholesome and best-of-all free attractions that you and your family won’t soon forget.

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Bucks County’s Annual Spring Fling Festival is Buzzing with Excitement

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: April 15, 2018

April is a special time in Bucks County as nature reawakens, the weather gets warmer and the community comes together to celebrate. The annual Spring Fling Festival is open to the public, and features vendors, music entertainment, interactive yoga classes, creative craft workshops, presentations on honeybees, natural habitat education and more.

If you’re a resident at Highfield Estates, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet some of your fellow Bucks County neighbors at Peddler’s Village for the Spring Fling Festival– the scene of all the excitement.

Peruse the Marketplace

More than three-dozen vendors will be displaying their handcrafted creations, keepsakes, decorations and delights. You can expect to be enticed by treasures like scented candles, handmade leather accessories, boutique birdhouses, gourmet cheeses, homemade beef jerky and more.

Spin with the Rhythms

Musicians and entertainers will be prevalent at every turn, whipping up melodies and marvels at the Food on the Green Stage, in the Gazebo and strolling along the village walkways. You can enjoy instrumental overtures from local Bucks County jazz and brass bands, rock and roll hits from the 50s and 60s, virtuoso duos, spirited dancers and mind boggling juggling performances.

Go With the Flow

While the festival extends through the weekend, you can participate in a 30-minute Vinyasa Yoga class twice a day. Take a quick break and engage in a short session as they teach you to seamlessly string beneficial postures together through fluid motion and controlled breathing.

Create a Critter

For those with children, why not stop by the Chirp Workshop for some hands on activities? Here youngsters of all ages will engage in how to “Stuff-a-Plushie.” Make a snuggly friend and choose from over 10 different kinds of critters including bears, dogs, cats, farm animals, jungle monkeys, forest friends and more.

Follow the Buzz

As you maneuver your way through the festival, you’ll find a buzz of educational opportunities including regional experts from Funny Farm Apiaries giving insight on the life cycle of honeybees. This is an excellent chance to learn about the different kinds of bees living in a hive, their individual jobs and how the honey, wax and propolis are safely extracted.

Participate in Preservation

If you are preparing your yard for spring, you may be interested in attracting more beautiful wildlife to your door. Stop by the Bucks County Audubon Society and discover which trees, flowers and shrubs to plant in your yard that will support the habitation of your feathered friends. In a matter of just a couple months, your new home in Bucks County can become a satellite to the nearby 110-acre nature preserve.

Spring Adventure Await

The Spring Fling Festival is a chance for residents of Highfield Estates and neighbors to gather together, share experiences and discover new ideas. If you are considering moving to Bucks County, visit us to learn more about becoming a homeowner in our thriving new community.

Springtime Transformation: Discover Excellence, Convenience and Excitement in a New Home Community

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Highfield Estates, Horsham Glen, New Communities, New Homes in Montgomery County, Reserve at Highgate, Things to do in Bucks County, Things to do in Lehigh County | Posted: February 28, 2018

With spring approaching, you may already be tidying up your home, making improvements and adding those final touches before listing. As you begin the search process for a new home, consider some of the several advantages of moving into a new home community in one of Hallmark Homes Group’s three outstanding neighborhoods.

Imagine improving your quality of life by living near top rated schools, major travel routes and an abundance of compelling attractions. New Homes in Montgomery County, Bucks County and Lehigh County built by the Hallmark Homes Group offer this very experience for many homebuyers.

Learn with Peace of Mind

Access to outstanding educational facilities in a low crime environment can provide an excellent foundation for children, as well as insurance on your real estate investment. Residents of Horsham Glen in Montgomery County are privy to the high standards of the Hatboro-Horsham School District — rated in the top 15% statewide.

Students in the Parkland School District in Lehigh County can benefit from a top 10% rated district as well according to Niche with an A+ grade for safety. Meanwhile, the crime rates in Chalfont Bucks County are lower than those in 74% of all other districts in Pennsylvania.

Commute with Ease

An ideal advantage of moving into a new home community should be that you can enjoy hassle-free travel to and from work and play. Horsham Glen in Montgomery County provides easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-276) for east/west travel while nearby Easton Road (Route 611) allows convenient north/south connections.

Highfield Estates in Bucks County sits adjacent to the Doylestown area, a travel hub allowing access to Route 202, the Doylestown Bypass (Route 611) and Route 313. Just to the west, residents also have access to Route 309 and I-476 for north/south travel.

The Reserve at Highgate in Lehigh County is situated in close proximity to Route 222, where the eastbound/westbound Hamilton Road turns into the northbound/southbound Fred Jaindl Memorial Highway. This allows convenient travel in all direction and access to numerous connecting routes.

Indulge in Dynamic Attractions

Another valuable asset you can anticipate with a new home community from Hallmark Homes Group is convenient access to shopping, dining and entertainment. Willow Grove Mall is just minutes from Horsham Glen while King of Prussia Court and Plaza and Montgomery Mall are both a short drive away.

On a night on the town you can choose to enjoy Japanese, Italian, American, Mexican or Brazilian fare in one of the many nearby restaurants. Highfield Estates is situated near the above amenities as well as being neighbor to the unique shops and boutiques of popular Peddler’s Village.

Residents of The Reserve at Highgate in Lehigh County can expect exciting afternoons at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and the Lehigh Valley Zoo along with shopping and dining excursions at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.

Spring into Your New Home

Moving to a new home community includes a host of amenities that allow you to experience quality living at its best. Contact us to learn more about new homes at Horsham Glen, Highfield Estates and The Reserve at Highgate.

Moving to Bucks County Means Enjoying Nature in the Great Outdoors

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Highfield Estates, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: January 31, 2018

If you’re planning to move to Bucks County and you cherish an active lifestyle, consider a new home community built by Hallmark Homes Group.

Residents of these beautiful new homes enjoy exciting wintertime activities designed to build character and enrich community. After all, there’s much more to the Pennsylvania winters than just hanging out indoors and staying cozy.

Country Ridge in Perkasie, PA and Highfield Estates in Chalfont, PA are both situated near the Peace Valley Nature Center where brisk adventures await including naturalist walks, full moon campfires, bluebird workshops, Maple Syrup Day and more.

Witness Nature’s Splendor

Every Wednesday in January and February, 14 miles of trails in the Peace Valley Nature Center await the soles of your sturdy winter boots. Around 1:30 pm weather permitting, family and friends are invited to participate in Winter Naturalist Walks and absorb the visual spectacle of wintertime in nature.

Discover a landscape transformed, complete with snow-laden trees, partially frozen streams and curvy snowdrifts. Watch the blue jays, finches and woodpeckers buzz about the branches and trace the fresh paw prints from resident chipmunks, hares and long-tailed weasels.

Basque in the Bucks County Moonlight

Once a month, mid-winter evenings present an opportunity to admire the frosty scenery of Peace Valley Nature Center beneath the glow of the full moon. From 5:30 until 7:30 PM, family and friends can stay warm along side a roaring campfire while taking in the beauty of a naturally lit nighttime winter landscape.

To maintain an intimate, serene setting, these events have limited attendance. This experience is definitely an event to plan ahead for, so be sure to mark your calendars for the next full moon.

Help the Bluebirds

Bluebird Workshops are educational afternoons dedicated to teaching the ecology and biology of a once-endangered bird. Participants learn a new wintertime craft while becoming an active participant in the comeback of a beloved winged species.

Join these creative group workshops and enjoy building a custom-made birdhouse that you can hang outside your new home in Bucks County. Classes have limited enrollment so be sure to sign up early.

Savor the Maple Flavor

Take a brisk stroll through time and discover a tradition passed on from Native Americans to early Pennsylvania pioneers and kept alive through the centuries by organizations like the PVNC. Maple Sugar Day could perhaps be one of the sweetest indulgences you discover after moving to Bucks County.

Any lingering New Year’s resolutions to refrain from sweets will be left at the trailhead. Learn how maple sap is collected and join in on the harvest. Taste the raw sap, then watch as it is boiled down and turned into syrup. Of course, you’ll have to finish off the day with a waffle or two drowned in maple magic.

Enjoy Bucks County Year-Round

Moving to Bucks County presents a wealth of wintertime activities for those who love to stay active year-round. Contact us to learn more about Hallmark’s new communities in this beautiful region including homes in Perkasie, PA and Chalfont, PA.

Residents of New Custom Homes in Bucks County Enjoy Regional Holiday Events

Categories: Bucks County Homes, Highfield Estates, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: December 20, 2017

Living in Bucks County, you can anticipate a holiday season bright with illumination and tradition. In addition to the area’s wide range of amenities, exciting arrays of events are just a short drive.

If you’re moving to Bucks County, whether you’re living at Highfield Estates in Chalfont, PA or at Country Ridge in Perkasie, PA, you can expect lively adventures ahead of you that will enkindle that special sense of mid-winter wonder.

Light Up the Night

Amid the snowflakes awaits Peddler’s Village, a diverse complex of specialty shops, distinctive eateries and cozy lodging accommodations. Every year in mid-November, Santa and Mrs. Claus kick off the Grand Illumination Celebration by switching on one million jewel-colored lights.

The village is transformed into a nighttime wonderland, and as a guest you can enjoy roasted marshmallows, warm apple cider and extended shopping hours until 10:00 pm. Pose for a family photo with Santa at Giggleberry Fair or sing along to holiday favorites performed by local musicians and area school choirs.

Climb Aboard

A wintertime adventure awaits you with the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, featuring the return of the historic #40 Steam Locomotive. In the very presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus, you and your family will travel from New Hope Station through the Bucks County countryside, all the way to the North Pole and back again.

As you take in the scenery, you can enjoy hot cocoa and snacks amid the festive decorations adorning the railway cars. Each child receives a special sleigh bell gift from St. Nick himself while roaming musicians perform carols throughout the evening.

Head Out to the Farm

For 100 years and four generations, Shady Brook Farms has championed the agricultural way of life. Every winter season, you can explore several acres of these farmlands during the Holiday Light Show. Imagine slowly cruising past three million lights arranged around a collection of familiar holiday characters and whimsical displays.

Take it all in from the comfort of your own vehicle or, weather permitting, from an authentic perch in an open-air wagon. Visitors are encouraged to warm up by the fireside with hot chocolate and s’mores and pick out the perfect locally grown Christmas tree.

Celebrate the Season

Tree lighting ceremonies are a Bucks County tradition that began over 100 years ago. If you’re especially fond of such events, not one but two await your attendance so that you can help give the holiday season a bright welcome. The Borough of Perkasie hosts what is officially recognized as the oldest tree lighting ceremony in the United States — started in 1909.

Not far behind in age and located nearby is the Doylestown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting — started in 1914. Both events feature appearances by Santa, festive displays and plenty of holiday cheer.

If you move to Bucks County in 2018, you’ll be able to join in on all of these holiday festivities for years to come!

Bucks County Winter Wonderland

Wintertime is the perfect season to explore the festive events near your new custom home in Bucks County. Contact us to learn more about finding your dream home here at our new communities Highfield Estates in Chalfont or Country Ridge in Perkasie.

Live the Engaging Bucks County Lifestyle in Chalfont, PA

Categories: Home Buying Tips, Things to do in Bucks County | Posted: July 18, 2017

Bucks County is one of the most beautiful areas in the state, full of rolling hills, breathtaking farmland, historic buildings, gorgeous fall foliage, and much more.

The picturesque town of Chalfont is actually not far from Philadelphia, but you don’t need to head into the city to find something fun to do because Bucks County has so much to offer its residents.

Here are a few things you can look forward to if you’re moving to a new home in Chalfont Bucks County, PA.

Discovering History in the Bucks County Area

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