Our oldest daughter was off from school yesterday, so my husband took her and our nephew who is visiting from Michigan, to historical areas of Washington's Crossing area, here in Bucks County.
If you need a great idea for a Saturday, make plans sometime this spring or summer to visit this historic landmark which dates back to George Washington and 1776.
The site of the crossing is a National Historic Landmark; the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River is now a state historic site and museum. The crossing vicinity site features the assembly area, embankment point, landing area, the road used by the Continental Army for its attack, the historic McConkey Feryy Inn, the Thompson-Neely House and the 19th-century Village of Taylorsville. Today, the 500-acre recreational area includes 13 historic buildings, replica Durham boats like those used during the 1776 crossing, the noted 100-acre Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve and observation tower, and many picnic areas.
You can find more details about the historic area here.
When the group got home, my husband surprised me with a pretty bag from Crossing Vineyards, our local popular winery. Crossing Vineyards is located on a two-hundred year old Bucks County estate, less than a mile from the place where George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776.
We now have a Blush and a Wild Berry Blueberry Wine to try. I also had a chance to take a look the calendar of events at the winery and was impressed.
Here are some of the intriguing events that are coming up: TGIF every 2nd Friday of the Month (evening with music, wine and cheese), Wine tasting & Yoga on May 12th, learn how to select cheeses to complement your favorite wines on April 21, May 5, Spring wine tour (Bucks County Wine Trail) on May 19th, I wrote about this before, and much more. You can view the full calendar here.
Even though our local liquor stores feature wines from all over the world, don't overlook what we have right around the corner. Take time this spring and summer and explore what Bucks county has to offer. You will be surprised!
What have you discovered in Bucks County that you can share?