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Bucks County, Pa.: How to get there, what to do, where to stay

The colors Fall can be seen in the colorful leaves on the trees at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pa. (Michael S. Williamson/WASHINGTON POST)
Getting There

Bucks County, Pa., is about 175 miles from Washington. For New Hope, take Exit 51 off Interstate 95 north. Many of the farms and towns are on or around routes 202 and 611.

Where to stay

Inn at Bowman’s Hill

518 Lurgan Rd., New Hope


Elegant six-room inn surrounded by acres of woodlands. Rates from $395, gourmet breakfast included.

Golden Plough Inn

Route 202 and Street Road, Lahaska


Seventy floral-patterned, folk art-filled rooms in the main inn, and around Peddler’s Village, a collection of boutiques and restaurants. Breakfast voucher and bottle of wine included. Rates from $152.

Where to eat

Earl’s Bucks County

Route 202 and Street Road, Lahaska


The Peddler’s Village restaurant serves New American cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. Main entrees from $16.

Vine & Fig Tree Bistro

19 E. State St., Doylestown


Robust and creative cuisine, such as different spins on grilled cheese and burgers. Lunch dishes from $5.

What to Do

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

1635 River Rd., New Hope


Explore 134 acres of wildflowers, forests and fields. Grounds open daily 8:30 a.m. till sunset; visitors center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $5 admission includes guided nature tour held Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m. until Oct. 30.

Peace Valley Winery

300 Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont


Pick-your-own produce, including grapes, squashes and Napa cabbage. Also wine tastings. Wednesday-Friday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hellerick’s Family Farm

5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown


Pick pumpkins, squash, gourds and zinnias from the fields or the bins. Also hayrides, a corn maze, potato sling shots and a pumpkin roll. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 31.





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