Bucks County Travel: Play Outside

There’s plenty of fun to be had the Bucks County’s great outdoors.

U.S. Hot Air Balloon TeamBucks County River Country

The foliage is extra-fabulous when you view it from a canoe or raft floating on the Delaware. Available through October. Rafting: $30 per person weekdays, $35 weekends, for four hours. Canoeing: $35 per person for a half-day.
2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant; (215) 297-5000, rivercountry.net.

U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team

Help set up for your sunrise or sunset flight, then spend an hour taking in the scenery from the sky. Riders must be at least 6 years old. $224 per person.
(800) 763-5987, ushotairballoon.com.

Haycock Stables

This third-generation, family-operated facility offers trail rides through Nockamixon Park. $30/hour per person; private rides $55 per person.
1035 Old Bethlehem Road, Perkasie; (215) 257-6271, haycockstables.com.

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Gary Mauz Delaware Fly Fishing Guide Service

Full day $275/first person, $75/each additional; half-day $175/$75. Canoe, Camp & Cast overnight package for four: $1,199.
(215) 343-1720, flyfishingguideservice.com.

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

If you’ve never climbed before, or have a youngster (over 8) who wants to give it a try, this outing includes basic instruction. Specific dates in September and October. Donation of $10 per person, $30 per family of up to five.
High Rocks Overlook, Tory Road, Pipersville; (610) 982-0161, dcnr.state.pa.us.

New Hope Cyclery

$10/hour; half day $25, full day $35. 404 W. Bridge St., New Hope; (215) 862-6888, newhopecyclery.com.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Although the traditional annual re-enactment of George Washington and his troops’ 1776 crossing of the Delaware River is held on Christmas Eve, there will be a dress rehearsal—along with period life and work demonstrations—on Dec. 11. Guided tours of the park and its historic buildings, including a boathouse with replicas of Washington’s crafts and a former private home that served as a medical center for the soldiers, are available throughout the fall. Climb to the top of the 125-foot Bowman’s Hill Tower for some of the best views around. Tours begin at $5; Bowman’s Hill Tower $5.
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing; (215) 493-4076, ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing.

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