We may still be in the dog days of summer, but it’s never too early to start planning for fall getaways. Bucks County has much to offer for all ages, including some of the best foliage spots, autumn festivals, driving tours, seasonal treats, and wineries and breweries.
Visit Bucks County outlined some of the best places for tourists and locals alike to visit this fall:
Cruise through the countryside
The Galvanized American Inn is a perfect choice for those who want to stay and enjoy countryside views of fall foliage. One of the best ways to see it all is taking the self-guided Covered Bridge Driving Tour. Later, toast marshmallows by the fire and sip hot cider at the inn, or head out to Bishop Estate Vineyards, one of the many wineries along the Bucks County Wine Trail, for live music outside.
Staying at the newly-renovated Logan Inn places guests in the heart of New Hope. Travelers can hop aboard the Fall Excursion or Trick-or-Treat Train on the New Hope Railroad weekends in October and ride through the beautiful countryside. End the day at the wine bar Nektar for an intimate dining experience with unique drinks and small plates.
Located on acres of reserved farmlands, The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm offers a luxurious fall traveling experience. Dine at the onsite restaurant voted as one of the top most romantic restaurants in America. Spend the day at nearby Peddler’s Village, where you can see Scarecrows in the Village, OctoberFeast and Apple Festival.
Travelers can cozy up at Riverstone 1730 on the Delaware B&B. Located near the Delaware Canal towpath, guests are a short walk away from vibrant foliage. Stop by Homestead Coffee Roasters to warm up with coffee and breakfast. Venture into Doylestown when you’re not gazing at the river and spot the foliage outside of Fonthill Castle and the Mercer Museum.
Fall family fun
Bridgeton House on the Delaware is another riverside B&B with cozy fireplaces and sunset views. After a busy day of bike rides along the towpath and apple and pumpkin picking at the Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm, enjoy dinner at the Golden Pheasant Inn with French-inspired cuisine. The next day, be sure to hit up the Bucks County Ale Trail to try all the pumpkin-inspired brews.
Springhill Suites in Langhorne is a great hotel for traveling families to relax. Younger kids will love trick-or-treating at Sesame Place’s Halloween Spooktacular. Nearby, Core Creek Park is a great place to take a family hike or enjoy autumn weather with a picnic. Parents can have their fun too – the newly-opened Aristaeus Craft Brewing Co. offers a wide selection of beer on tap.
A stay at Washington House Hotel in Sellersville will give guests a warm and cozy small-town feel. Check out Ringing Rocks Park for some time in nature and see great views of the fall foliage. Catch a show at Sellersville Theater, the town’s live music and comedy venue. In between time at the park and a show at the theater, grab some delicious pumpkin ice cream at the Hickory Stick, one of the many spots on the Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail.
Visiting the Ghost Light Inn provides autumn-lovers with views of foliage as they relax along the Delaware River. A perfect choice for lunch or dinner, located on the hotel’s first floor, is Stella of New Hope with local ingredients and shareable dishes. Afterward, catch a chilling tale or two with an iconic Ghost Tour of New Hope.
River House at Odette’s provides guests with a luxurious place to retreat and rest. Spend the afternoon at the nearby Solebury Orchards picking apples and sipping fresh cider. Share a meal at Odette’s restaurant after climbing to the top of Bowman’s Hill Tower in Washington Crossing Historic Park to see views of the leaves, or taking a self-guided Haunted Driving Tour.
– Sesame Place’s Spooktacular, Sept. 18-Nov. 7
– Peddler’s Village: Scarecrows in the Village, Sept. 6-Oct. 30; Scarecrow-Making Workshops, Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 25; Food Truck Thursdays, Sept. 2, 16 and 30; OctoberFeast, Oct. 16-17; and Apple Festival, Nov. 6-7
– Doylestown Arts Festival, Sept. 11-12
– Bucks County Book Festival, Sept. 24-26
– Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm, September and October
– Froehlich Farm’s Fall Festival, Sept. 27-Oct. 31
– Hellerick Family Farm’s Fall Festival, September and October
– Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres, Sept. 25-Oct. 20
More information on each location can be found at visitbuckscounty.com