Regardless of the season, the area offers a variety of activities to enjoy and small towns to explore. It is your choice - simply relax or revitalize and explore.

  • Biking

    Miles of towpath trails are excellent for biking along the canals. We have leisure bike and helmet rentals available. The High Rocks/Tohickon Valley Park Trails attract the more serious mountain biker.

  • Walking & Hiking

    We are surrounded by endless walking and hiking trails for all skill levels.

  • Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing

    A public launch area is located directly across the walking bridge as well as further up river. Canoe, kayak, tubes and rafts can be arranged upon request for hotel guests.

  • Fishing

    The Delaware River contains many species of game fish. State fishing licenses are required.

  • Rock Climbing

    High Rocks State Park is popular for its trails, spectacular views and many geological features. The 200-foot sheer rock face of this cliff offers challenges for the experienced climber.

  • Bird Watching

    We have a large variety of raptors, waterfowl and songbirds plus there are several Bald-Eagle nests in the area so it is not uncommon to see the majestic eagle flying along the river.

  • Delaware River State Park - PA & Raritan Canal State Park - NJ

    The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Parks span both the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River. From 1832 to 1931 the canals were used to transport coal, timber and other materials via barges pulled by mules. Today the river and towpaths are popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing, tubing and horseback riding. The canal and park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. Bring your binoculars to view the more than 90 species of birds who nest in the park.

  • Lumberville-Raven Rock Walking Bridge

    The view of the Lumberville–Raven Rock Bridge, also known as the Lumberville Foot Bridge, is iconic to the Black Bass Hotel. The bridge connects Lumberville, PA to Bull's Island Recreation Area, NJ. This Roebling pedestrian bridge was built in 1947. It replaced the original covered bridge that was built in 1856 but later suffered damage in the flood of 1903.

  • Bull’s Island Natural Area - Stockton, NJ

    A walking and hiking trail along the canal towpath, this natural area of 24 acres comprises a portion of a small forested island surrounded by the Delaware River and the Delaware and Raritan Canal.

  • Prallsville Mills - Stockton, NJ

    A significant multi-structure complex dating back to 1720. The property welcomes people to walk, bike and fish and is located along the towpath.

  • Tohickon Valley Park - Pt Pleasant, PA

    “Tohickon” is a Lenape Indian word meaning “Deer Bone Creek”. The 583-acre park has playgrounds, hiking, fishing (in season) and ball fields. Between its hard wood forest and its reputation for being one of the cleanest creeks in the state, Tohickon Valley Park creates an opportunity for spectacular photos any time of the year.

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve - New Hope, PA

    Dedicated to native plants, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is a 134-acre nature preserve, garden and accredited botanical museum.

  • Washington Crossing State Parks

    PA - From the site of Washington Crossing Historic Park, General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to march to Trenton, NJ. The park also features the 19th-century village of Taylorsville and outdoor recreation and picnic areas. NJ - Washington Crossing State Park is a 3,575-acre state park in NJ that is part of Washington's Crossing, a U.S. National Historic Landmark area. It is located in the Washington Crossing and Titusville sections of Hopewell Township in Mercer County.

  • Westcott Preserve - Stockton, NJ

    For hiking, the Wescott Preserve offers a unique diversity in habitat and a wonderful opportunity to view wildlife.

  • Lockatong Preserve - Stockton, NJ

    The Lockatong Preserve is adjacent to the Wescott Preserve. Enjoy a hike following trail markers through woods and meadows along the Lockatong Creek.

  • Wickecheoke Creek Preserve - Stockton, NJ

    This trail follows the Wickecheoke Creek through dense forest and along scenic meadows. Loop hikes of varying distances are possible by combining sections of the trail with quiet rural roads.

Covered bridges are significant historic structures symbolizing small-town America. Dating from the nineteenth century, picturesque, and charming, these structures recall a time when life was simpler and closer to the land. Photogenic and often remote from the interstate highways, they lure the explorer to find the little streams and dirt roads that the twentieth century has almost passed by. At one time, Bucks County had 36 covered bridges, now only 12 remain.

  • Van Sant Covered Bridge - Solebury Twp.

    Built in 1875, and also known as "Beaver Dam Bridge", this bridge crosses Pidcock Creek. This bridge is close to Bowman's Hill and the Thompson-Neeley House, part of Washington Crossing Historic Park.

  • Frankenfield Covered Bridge - Tinicum Twp., PA

    Built in 1872, the Frankenfield Covered Bridge crosses Tinicum Creek in an area once known for its abundant turtle population and only two miles upstream from where the creek flows into the Delaware River. This bridge is one of the longest covered bridges in the County.

  • Erwinna Covered Bridge - Tinicum Twp., PA

    Although the National Historic Register lists the date built as 1871, county records suggest this bridge was built in 1832. The Erwinna Covered Bridge, which crosses Lodi Creek, is a good example of the lattice-type construction and is Bucks County's shortest covered bridge.

  • Uhlerstown Covered Bridge - Tinicum Twp., PA

    Built in 1832, this bridge is built of oak and has windows on both sides. It is the only covered bridge that crosses the Delaware Canal.

  • Cabin Run Covered Bridge - Plumstead Twp., PA

    Built in 1871, this bridge crosses Cabin Run Creek, so named for the small houses that dotted its banks in the 19th century. It is located a short distance downstream from the Loux Covered Bridge and just down the road from historic Stover-Myers Mill.

  • The Loux Covered Bridge - Plumstead Twp., PA

    Built of hemlock in 1874, this bridge is one of two bridges to span the Cabin Run Creek. Nestled in a scenic valley, it was built at the insistence of local residents who complained about the dangers of crossing the creek.

  • South Perkasie Covered Bridge - Perkasie, PA

    Built in 1832 of pine and oak, this bridge once crossed Pleasant Spring Creek until it was condemned to traffic and is now owned by the Perkasie Historical Society. It was moved to Lenape Park near the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek in 1958.

  • Mood's Covered Bridge - E. Rockhill Twp., PA

    Built in 1874 and spanning the Perkiomen Creek, it’s timbers were damaged in 1993 and again in Jan 2004 and then was almost destroyed by arson in June of 2004. It has now been restored to its original style and using beams and supports from the existing deck.

  • Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge - E. Rockhill Twp., PA

    Built in 1873, this bridge spans Tohickon Creek and is one of several bridges built to aid farmers transporting grain to local mills.

  • Knecht's Covered Bridge - Springfield Twp., PA

    Built in 1873, this bridge is also known as "Slifer's Bridge". Built of hemlock, it crosses Durham Creek, which was once known as "Cook's Creek".

  • Pine Valley Covered Bridge - New Britain Twp., PA

    Built in 1842 of native hemlock and pine, the bridge is also known as "Iron Hill Bridge". The bridge crosses Pine Run Creek, which was named after the hardy neighboring pine trees.

  • Schofield Ford Covered Bridge - Tyler State Park, off Swamp Rd., Newtown Twp.

    Originally built in 1873, it burned down in 1991, and was rebuilt in 1997. Built of native hemlock and oak, this town truss bridge is the longest in Bucks County. Also known as "Twining Ford Bridge", it crosses Neshaminy Creek.

  • Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge - Stockton, NJ

    Built in 1866, the Green Sergeant Covered Bridge, a classic whitewashed structure spanning the rocky Wickecheoke Creek, is the only remaining covered bridge in New Jersey.

  • Peddler’s Village - Lahaska, PA

    A shopping village with charming colonial-style buildings, gardens, shops, and dining.

  • New Hope, PA

    A historic town featuring eclectic shops, dining, and galleries.

  • The Bucks County Playhouse - New Hope, PA

    An iconic theater featuring popular plays.

  • Doylestown, PA

    A charming town named Travel + Leisure Magazine #13 Best Small Town to Visit in the Country (and #1 for Arts and Culture) featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums.

  • County Theater - Doylestown, PA

    A historic theater featuring first-rate films.

  • James A. Michener Art Museum - Doylestown, PA

    Home to a world-class collection of PA’s impressionist paintings.

  • Mercer Museum - Doylestown, PA

    Six floors of more than 50,000 artifacts from America’s Industrial Revolution.

  • Fonthill Castle - Doylestown, PA

    Tour 44 rooms of architectural masterpiece built by Henry Chapman Mercer. The castle is designed with homemade tiles and filled with 6,000 books and 18 fireplaces.

  • Moravian Pottery & Tile Works - Doylestown, PA

    Mercer built this factory that still operates today as a “working history” museum that produces handmade tiles and mosaics.

  • Lambertville, NJ

    Featuring charming shops, antique stores, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants.

  • Frenchtown, NJ

    A historic town featuring unique shops and restaurants.

  • Stockton Market - Stockton, NJ

    Indoor market offering various unique food vendors and purveyors, plus several crafters. Open Friday 3 - 7 pm afternoon, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

  • Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market - Lambertville, NJ

    Indoor/outdoor market specializing in antiques, collectibles, art and more. Open approx. 8 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday.

  • Rice's Market - Solebury, PA

    30-acre outdoor market offering collectibles, jewelry, clothing, handbags, Amish meats, and baked goods, fruits and vegetables, and more. Open approx. 8 am - 1 pm, Tuesday & Saturday.

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