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Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort is conveniently located to a wide range of major attractions within Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley. With a campsite at Colonial Woods as your base, you can literally spend days visiting a variety of attractions, all within an easy driving distance. Whether you are interested in museum and historic sites, theme parks, children’s adventures, the great outdoors, shopping, or golf … it’s all right here! The following attractions are some of our favorite recommendations. Click on these links to learn even more, or stop in our office during your stay for literature and some of our staff’s personal suggestions.
Children & Families

Sesame Place

The Crayola Factory

Sesame Place

The Crayola Factory: At The Crayola Factory, you’ll be immersed in color and creativity – a place where there’s no limitation to creativity and imagination. You can color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products without the worry of cleanup afterwards. Each creative space invites you to play and explore while learning and having lots and lots of fun. See how Crayola Crayons and Markers are made. Learn about the history of the Crayola brand. Explore dozens of interactive projects and activities.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom: Dorney Park has been Pennsylvania’s leading theme park for 125 years, with a total of over 100 rides and attractions. From the latest thrill rides to water rides to classic rides and an antique carousel, there are attractions for kids of all ages. The park also features a wide variety of live shows, a midway with games and arcades, and plenty of sweets and treats.

Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove: For over 50 years, the Land of Make Believe has been entertaining the tri-state area with safe and wholesome recreation, entertainment and activities for real families like yours. You’ll find exciting rides, shows, attractions, games, a water park, and a picnic area on over 30 acres.

Sesame Place: Share in the spirit of imagination with your kids at Sesame Place - where you can experience Sesame Street together through whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows & furry friends. And where you’ll discover that sometimes, the best part of their childhood is rediscovering yours.

Arts & Culture

Bucks County Playhouse: The Bucks County Playhouse, the State Theatre of Pennsylvania, is located in New Hope and is a national landmark for Broadway Plays that is rich in theatrical history. “Springtime for Henry” with Edward Everett Horton opened the Playhouse season in 1939 and the celebrities that followed are a who’s who of the theater. Princess Grace Kelly, Bea Arthur, Jack Cassidy, Colleen Dewhurst, Bob Fosse, Merv Griffin, Gene Rayburn, William Shatner, Paul Lynde, George C. Scott, Liza Minnelli, Audra McDonald, Loretta Swit, Don Knotts, Andrea McArdle and John Travolta are just a few of the luminaries that have graced the Playhouse stage in an incredible list of Broadway productions.

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra: The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1952 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and has grown into an exceptional ensemble of talented musicians performing familiar classics and new compositions. Local community members, both classically trained and accomplished amateurs with a passion for music, meet for weekly rehearsals and perform five concerts a season.

James A. Michener Art Museum: In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960’s.

Museums & Historic Sites

Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial

View from Bowman’s Hill Tower

Pennsbury Manor Great Hall

Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial: The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor our loved ones and all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland in Lower Makefield Township. The Memorial designed by Yardley architect Liuba Lashchyk AIA invites us on a walking Memorial Journey symbolizing “After Darkness … Light”. This Memorial Journey leads from sorrowful reminders of tragedy and grief towards luminous symbols of Hope, Peace and Celebration of Life.

Mercer and Fonthill Museums:
Experience castles full of treasures at the Mercer and Fonthill Museums. The museums offer a wide array of programs, events, exhibits and tours for audiences of all ages. The museums and the accompanying Spruance Library are operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.

Pennsbury Manor:
Pennsbury Manor is William Penn’s 17th-century country estate along the Delaware River. This reconstructed, 43-acre plantation, abounding with country life, features the manor house with period furnishings, outbuildings, livestock and gardens. Special programs, workshops, and demonstrations are offered throughout the year.

Valley Forge National Historical Park: Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation; it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. The park is also one of the largest open spaces in southeastern Pennsylvania with 3,500 acres containing habitats for hundreds of plants and animals including 200 species of birds.

Washington Crossing Historic Park: From this site, General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey. The park includes Bowman’s Hill Tower, an imposing tower spiraling into the sky along the Delaware River in Bucks County. This grand observation tower offers an expansive view of the Delaware River area below that changes with every season.

Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum

Liberty Bell Center

Franklin Air Show

Academy of Natural Sciences: For 200 years, the Academy of Natural Sciences has connected people to nature. As Philadelphia’s natural history museum, the Academy educates visitors of all ages. Its scientists study evolution, biodiversity and ecology, providing information critical to understanding the natural world. These efforts are supported by a collection of 17 million biological specimens and a celebrated natural-history library.

Franklin Institute:
Fun and exciting science museum for all ages, with an IMAX Theatre, planetarium, and many interactive exhibits. Quite frankly, one of the finest science museums in the world.

Independence National Historic Park:
The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty, and Independence Hall echoes the words, “We the People.” Visit the Liberty Bell Center and tour Independence Hall. You can get free tickets at the Independence Visitor Center on the day of your visit, or reserve them in advance for a small fee. Explore Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia and learn about the past and America’s continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders’ Declaration that “all men are created equal.” If time permits, don’t limit your visit to Independence National Historical Park to just the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. There are plenty of other sites to see. Spanning over 55 acres on 20 city blocks within the historic district of the City of Philadelphia, the park preserves and interprets many of our country’s most important resources associated with the establishment of the United States of America. These sites include the First and Second Banks of the United States, Congress Hall and Old City Hall. Additionally, the park tells the story of Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin.

National Constitution Center:
On Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the National Convention Center is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance. The museum presents an interactive, interpretive experience within Independence National Historical Park, along with a program of national outreach, so that We the People may better secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

Philadelphia Museum of Art:
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs. Unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe, and the United States with over 300,000 works spanning over 2,000 years. In its sweep of 200 captivating galleries, the museum insures that visitors will find many surprises and changing exhibitions. Whether it’s the first visit or the hundredth, there is something new to delight, enlighten, surprise, excite, and inspire.

Please Touch Museum:
Visit Philadelphia’s children’s museum, where learning is child’s play. Nine interactive exhibits, daily programs and theater performances provide families with the opportunity to play and learn together. Please Touch is designed for families with young children and since 1976, has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play. Let your child be your guide as they interact with our museum exhibits, take part in museum activities or enjoy one of our interactive theater performances.

Sports & Recreation

Philadelphia Park Casino

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Park Racing

Bucks County River Country: Bucks County River Country is the oldest and most experienced Delaware River tubing and boating outfitter, providing family tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting for over 40 years on America’s most historic river.

Delaware River Tubing:
Delaware River Tubing, on New Jersey’s other shore, is where an action packed day of family and group fun can happen. Whether you want to tube, raft, kayak, or canoe, this is the one stop, must see day-cation where you can truly “Spend a day, not a fortune”. A tube, raft, kayak, and canoe rental service offers the best all inclusive package deal which includes a free, full BBQ meal with “The Famous River Hot Dog Man”.

Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack:
Philadelphia Park was originally known as Keystone Racetrack. Today, you can take your pick between thoroughbred racing or slots.

Philadelphia Phillies:
Join the fun at Philadelphia’s spectacular new ballpark, Citizens Bank Park - the New Home of the Philadelphia Phillies! The park includes an outfield entertainment area, games for kids, bull pen viewing area, Philadelphia food and restaurants and more! Special game day pricing available plus behind-the-scenes tours.

Sands Casino Resort:
Colonial Woods is the closest major campground to the new Sands Casino. The legendary Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the second largest steel company in the United States. During World War I and World War II, Bethlehem Steel produced armor plate and ordnance for the U.S. armed forces, and the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation’s 15 shipyards produced over 1,100 ships, more than any other builder during the war. During its long history, Bethlehem Steel produced the steel that built the George Washington Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and the U.S. Supreme Court … to name just a few. Times changed, and in 2007, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem purchased the Bethlehem property. Construction began that spring, and the casino opened on May 22, 2009, featuring 3,000 slots and the newest games, along with food and entertainment.

The Great Outdoors

Delaware River Canal Boats: Float down the Delaware Canal, a Registered National Historic Landmark, behind a team of mules on a replica of a mule-drawn barge. Great fun for the entire family, the trip starts in historic downtown New Hope and then travels through history along the scenic Bucks County countryside, experiencing life along the Delaware Canal as it was in the 1800s. (Re-opening soon!)

Fairways Golf and Country Club: Fairways Golf and Country Club, one of 16 courses in Bucks County, is a public course with country club conditions, boasting bentgrass greens, tees and fairways. Fairways is a very challenging course. It is 4,503 yards in length; Par is 65; Rating is 62.1; Slope is 104.

Haycock Stables: Haycock Stables specializes in family trail rides lasting from one hour to two hours. Open year round (weather permitting), the horses are well trained and have been carefully selected to give the best ride possible. Rides follow trails located by the lake in Lake Nockamixon State Park.

Lost River Caverns:
In 1883, while a limestone quarry operation was digging where the parking lot now stands, the entrance to the cave was accidentally created. In 1930, handrails, lighting and walkways were added, and the cave was opened to the public. The natural limestone cavern is kept in its completely pristine state, and does not house bats or other animals. The five picturesque cavern chambers have an abundance of stalactites, stalagmites, and other crystal formations along with fluorescent minerals. Moving through the cavern is the Lost River, whose clear waters mysteriously originate from an unknown source, then disappear once more beneath the earth’s surface. There is a lot to discover in this magical land of crystal formations where the Lost River flows.

Nockamixon State Park:
The 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.

Wining, Dining & Shopping

Penn’s Purchase

Buckingham Valley Vineyards

Byers’ Choice Christmas Museum

Buckingham Valley Vineyards: Buckingham Valley was one of the first wineries started under Pennsylvania’s Farm Winery Act of 1968, which allowed wineries to sell wine directly to the public, if it was made from Pennsylvania grown fruit. Today Buckingham Valley is among the largest of Pennsylvania’s one hundred-plus wineries. The winery started as a pipe-dream in a dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania back in the 50’s. Although the winery has grown dramatically, it has kept the laid back attitude set by its founders: no budgets, no quotas, no staff (just family and friends), no distributors (all wine is sold at the winery), no guided tours (self-guided only), and no charge for visiting or tasting.

Byers’ Choice Christmas Museum: The Byers’ Choice Christmas Museum, in Chalfont, is a special treat for Caroler enthusiasts. Reopened in September 2000 with expanded displays and attractions, you can meander through festive Christmas displays inhabited by hundreds of Carolers and Kindles. You can also watch artisans handcrafting your favorite figurines from the observation deck, or shop in the Gift Emporium which offers the widest variety of Byers’ Choice products anywhere.

Penn’s Purchase: Penn’s Purchase is Bucks County’s premiere outlet shopping destination. From fashion to food, fragrances to furniture, shoes to stereos, the Penn’s Purchase Factory Outlet Stores offer shoppers 40 of the best names in outlet shopping, directly across the street from Peddler’s Village.

Sand Castle Winery: Sand Castle Winery is the closest winery to Colonial Woods. Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, it is the purveyor of world class wines with a long and noble heritage. Sand Castle’s founders, Joseph and Paul Maxian, were born and raised in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a region renowned for wine making before even the Romans ruled the world. The Maxians came to Pennsylvania and claimed their birthright – a centuries old wine making art – and are proud to introduce in America superior quality, classic wines descended from the finest European wine making traditions.

More Information
Visit the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
or
Bucks County Commissioners

Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort
545 Lonely Cottage Drive
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
(610) 847-5808
Toll-Free: (800) 887-CAMP (2267)

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