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Residents of New Homes in Bucks County Enjoy Exciting Summertime Events

Categories: Uncategorized | 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.

Connie Sweeney

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