Bucks County Travel: Other Cool Stuff
Don't miss these hot spots when you're in town.
Bucks County Playhouse
Summer is prime show season, but the theater also stages a major holiday production starting Dec. 4. $29-$54.
70 S. Main St., New Hope; (215) 315-7788, bcptheater.org.
Bucks County Riverboat Company
Nightly 90-minute fall-foliage cocktail cruises are available in October. $28.
1469 River Road, Upper Black Eddy; (610) 982-5252, kellerslanding.com.
Bucks County Wine Trail
Download a map showing the trail’s nine family-owned wineries, and plan your own tour and tasting itinerary. Special fall events include the Harvest Celebration (Oct. 6-7), Nouveau Release (Nov. 17-18) and Holiday Celebration (Dec. 8-9). Tours and samplings at select local wineries include a guide/driver, lunch, a chocolate pairing, and a tasting with a wine master. $99.
buckscountywinetrail.com; (484) 695-6465, tastingsandtours.com.
Elm Grove Forge
Husband-and-wife artists/blacksmiths Noel and Christine Figueroa forge truly unique iron and bronze home accents inspired by local flora and fauna, Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and Belgian tapestries. The studio is open by appointment.
5453 Old York Road, Holicong; (484) 802-5030, elmgroveforge.com.
Murder Mystery Theatre
Start with a full-course dinner at the Cock ’n Bull Restaurant’s Peddler’s Pub, then immerse yourself in an interactive whodunit. Guests must be at least 18 years old. $51.95 per person.
Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska; (215) 794-4051, peddlersvillage.com.
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Sit back and savor the scenery from a restored 1920s passenger coach pulled by a historic steam or diesel locomotive. Monthly Grapevine Express rides feature samplings and presentations from some of the world’s top wineries. Narrated
excursions are also offered. $17.95; kids $15.95, fall foliage rides $37/$34; Grapevine Express fares start at $45.
32 W. Bridge St., New Hope; (215) 862-2332, newhoperailroad.com.
Parx Casino & Racing
The casino features 24-hour slots and table gaming; the track hosts live thoroughbred racing. Two $1 million-purse races—the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes—are both held on Sept. 22.
2999 Street Road, Bensalem; (888) 588-PARX, parxcasino.com, parxracing.com.
Rice’s Sale & Country Market
More than a century old, this 30-acre outdoor market is a real hot spot on Tuesdays and Saturdays, when up to 700 vendors gather to sell everything from farm-fresh produce and bakery products to an array of clothing and accessories.
6326 Greenhill Road, New Hope; (215) 297-5993, rices.com.