One of the last chances to see peak fall foliage in Bucks County is this weekend, according to experts.
A report issued Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry said Bucks County is in peak foliage season. While much of the state has foliage that is starting to fade or head past peak, Bucks County remains at its peak with maples, beech, hickories, and sassafras providing the best color.
Recent rain and wind events have taken out a lot of colorful foliage but there’s still some time, officials said.
DCNR notes that Pennsylvania’s location between 40 degree and 42 degree north latitude means the state has the longest and most varied foliage season compared to any other state in the nation. The only places that have similar fall foliage displays outside of the eastern United States are the British Isles and parts of northwestern Europe, and northeastern China and northern Japan.
In an effort to help our readers find the best foliage this weekend in Bucks County, we’ve put together the following sites:
4. Core Creek Park, Middletown
The 1,200 county park is filled with plenty of places to walk, hike, ride a bicycle, or put a small boat in the water.
3. Delaware Canal State Park, 60 miles between Bristol & Easton
The towpath that stretches between Bristol Borough and Easton is a key spot to see some of the best foliage around.
2. Ralph Stover State Park, Plumstead & Tinicum
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Whether viewing the foliage from High Rocks or walking along the many trails, the 45-acre rural park offers breathtaking scenic views of Upper Bucks County. As a plus, the park is right next to Tohickon Valley Park.
1. Bowman’s Hill Tower, Upper Makefield
Sitting 125 feet above the ground on a large hill, Bowman’s Hill Tower on the grounds of Washington Crossing Historic Park provides stunning views of the foliage. On a clear day, you can see past Trenton and into the more wooded parks of Bucks County and across the Delaware River in New Jersey.