Planning a Trip
Getting There -- The best automobile route into Bucks County from Center City is I-95 (north). Pa. 32 (which intersects I-95 in Yardley) runs along the Delaware past Washington Crossing State Park to New Hope, which connects to Doylestown by U.S. 202. By train, the R5 SEPTA commuter rail ends at Doylestown.
From New York, take the New Jersey Turnpike to I-78 west; follow to exit 29 and pick up Route 287 south to Route 202, which crosses the Delaware River at Lambertville, straight into New Hope. To stay a bit more north and rural, depart I-78 at exit 15 in Clinton and take Route 513 south 12 tranquil miles, crossing the Delaware at picturesque Frenchtown, New Jersey.
Visitor Information -- Get details on attractions, events, and lodgings, plus discounts and packages, from the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, 3207 Street Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020 (tel. 800/836-2825; www.bccvb.org). A new Bucks County Visitors Center, Peddler's Village (shop #165) in Lahaska (tel. 215/794-3130), operates during local store hours (which fluctuate season to season; visit www.peddlersvillage.com). You can also visit the New Hope Visitors Center, 1 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA 18938 (tel. 215/862-5030; www.newhopevisitorscenter.org), open 7 days a week, hours varying seasonally.