Things To Do in Bucks County
When wanting to get out and explore the area, it doesn’t get much better than Bucks County hiking. Take along your loved ones for a walk through some of the most beautiful spots in the Pennsylvania countryside at our local and state parks and recreation areas.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve - 1635 River Road, New Hope PA
A short drive from our inn is the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. With trails that wind through beautiful gardens, meadows, and wooded areas on over 134 acres, an afternoon on the grounds is a great way to spend the day.
Tyler State Park - 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
Just 20 minutes from The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is Tyler State Park which serves as a great recreation area from hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and more. Visitors rave about the beauty of the park’s trails, stream, and covered bridge. There is also a disc golf course, place to rent canoes, and playground for kids on the more than 1,700 acres.
Peace Valley - 721 New Galena Road, Doylestown, PA
Peace Valley park is a large recreation area surrounding Lake Galena. On its 1,500 acres there are 14 miles of hiking and biking trails along with plenty of wildlife to see. They also have a Nature Center featuring the plant and animal life of the area that is a perfect activity for kids and adults alike.
Ringing Rocks Park – Ringing Rocks Rd., Upper Black Eddy, PA
About 20 minutes away from our inn is Ringing Rocks Park, a large boulder field that also has Bucks County’s largest waterfall. The name comes from the fact that the boulders “ring” or sounds like a bell when struck.
Ralph Stover State Park – 6011 State Park Rd., Pipersville, PA
A 20-minute drive will take you to the Ralph Stover State Park where you’ll find easy hiking trails, picnic tables and pavilions, and restrooms. A major attraction of this park is the views from the cliffs and High Rocks section and the walking trails along the millrace. During high water conditions, you’ll often see kayaks, canoes, and whitewater rafts making their way through the challenging waters.
Nockamixon State Park – 1542 Mountain View Dr., Quakertown, PA
This 5,286-acre park is about half an hour from The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. The park encompasses the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon and is popular with boaters and fishers. There are also an abundance of hiking and walking trails with scenic views.
New Hope Pocket Parks
Lenape Park is a quaint little pocket park in New Hope, located along W Ferry Street toward W Bridge Street, which has lovely brick and stone paths as well as fountain features. Many enjoy visiting this park, sitting on the benches, and watching the steam train roll by. A nice stop after a full day of hiking to rest and relax. New Hope has two other pocket parks at E. Randolph Street Landing Park and the East Ferry Street Landing Park.