Fall is here and the trees in Bucks County are starting to change color.
LevittownNow.com and NewtownPANow.com, working with our partners at Visit Bucks County, have put together this guide with some of our favorite (and little-known) scenic foliage viewing locations.
Our fall foliage guide can be taken in legs, single-location stops, our a day-long trek around Bucks County.
Lower Bucks County:
Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough
Take a step through history, enjoy the foliage, admire the beautiful residences of varying time periods, and look at the Delaware River as the tree canopy above you displays stunning colors. The brick sidewalk of Radcliffe Street makes the perfect venue for an afternoon stroll. At the end of Radcliffe Street is Bristol Borough’s central business district on Mill Street. It offers a number of options for those looking to grab a bite and a drink.
Falls Township Community Park, Falls Township
Located conveniently just off Route 13, Falls Township Community Park offers stunning views of the 67-acre lake and the foliage that surrounds it. The township park has paved a walking trail around the man-made lake and numerous places to take a break and enjoy the beauty. In 2018, a fishing pier was added to the lake. Parking is abound and there is a dog park, playground, and skate park.
Tyler State Park, Newtown, Northampton, and Wrightstown townships
The 1,700-acre state park is known for its views of foliage and is often very busy on a weekend afternoon. The Neshaminy Creek flows through the park and, at times, can provide a glorious mirror image of the foliage that surrounds. The park features many hills and valleys and a number of paved and unpaved trails. One of the best spots to catch fall foliage is Schofield Covered Bridge.
Bowman’s Hill Tower, Upper Makefield
The 125-foot-tall Bowman’s Hill Tower sits at the top of a large hill at Washington Crossing Historic Park and overlooks the lower and central end of the county, the Delaware River, and central New Jersey. From the top, fall foliage is easily seen on a clear day along with the Trenton skyline and river bridge in nearby New Hope. The tower was started in 1929 and completed in 1931. The hill features some hiking and scenic overlooks even if you chose not to go up the tower. The main portion of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve are not far away.
Central Bucks County:
Doylestown Borough, Doylestown
The tree-lined streets of the 2-square-mile borough that houses the county seat are a great way to spend some time taking in the fall colors. Aside from the area around the Bucks County Administration Building and surrounding neighborhoods, the Mercer Museum property and Fonthill Castle provide stunning backdrops for the season. The borough features a number of places to grab bite and drink.
Cuttalossa Farm, Solebury
A picture perfect fall location in Bucks County is Cuttalossa Farm that sits between the hills of Central Bucks County. The iconic Bucks County location features towering trees and the babbling Cuttalossa Creek. There are small pull-offs to park near the farm so visitors can stroll along the roadway. The location is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Upper Bucks County:
Lake Nockamixon at Nockamixon State Park, Bedminster
Lake Nockamixon, which is the largest lake in the county, boasts wonderful views of the surrounding fall foliage. The lake features spots for boating and a walking trail.
Randtz Mill Road, Tinicum
Featuring a picturesque bridge, a wooded area, and rolling hills with corn fields and colorful trees. The 1.2-mile gravel and dirt road isn’t a place to stop and get out, but it’s a nice drive on your tour of Bucks County foliage. This hidden gem is a peak location to view the season change.
River Road, stretching from the lower to upper end
River Road along the Delaware River starts in Morrisville Borough and continues to the top of Bucks County. Its varying views provide a beautiful place to see fall foliage among the street-side homes, woods, and small villages. The scenic two-lane road provides an easy way to get to many of the locations along our tour.
Ralph Stover State Park, Plumstead and Tinicum townships
With streams, spots for kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and leisurely strolls, 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park provides nearly everything day-trippers would want. The high rocks destination provides a great view of the below foliage without being too far of a hike.