Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) December 17, 2005
The free 2006 Bucks County Visitors Guide is now available. For a free copy of the 2006 Bucks County Visitors Guide & Map, visit http://www.ExperienceBucksCounty.com, call 800-836-BUCKS, or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.
The 2006 Bucks County Visitors Guide lists fun facts and plenty of things to see and do in Bucks County including:
- A hidden tunnel in the 1870 Wedgwood Inn in New Hope, discovered during renovations, is believed by Historians to be part of the Underground Railroad
- For over 25 years, Sesame Place in Langhorne has been the only theme park in the United States based on Sesame Street
- There are 22 county parks and five state parks in Bucks County, which equals 26.1 acres of parkland for every thousand people
- New Hope first came into being in 1700 as a 1,000-acre land grant from William Penn to Robert Heath
- The earliest residents of Bucks County were members of the Wolf Tribe of the Lenape Indians
- 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Champion, Smarty Jones, trained at Philadelphia Park Racetrack in Bensalem
- Bucks County is home to more wineries than any other county in Pennsylvania
Fonthill Museum is featured on the cover of the new 2006 Bucks County Visitors Guide. Henry Mercer’s home, Fonthill, was built between 1908 and 1912. The towering castle boasts 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces, and over 200 windows. The interior walls, floors, and ceilings are elaborately adorned with an incredible array of Mercer’s original handcrafted tiles. Fonthill was chosen for the Visitors Guide cover to represent all that is unique about Bucks County, PA.
The Visitors Guide includes updated listings of: Dining, Lodging, and Attractions in Bucks County. And – to make the trip to Bucks County even more enjoyable - the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau has divided the county into three regions: The Lakes Region, The Cultural Region, and The Heritage Region. Each region has its own “specialty,” but every visitor is sure to find a wide variety of activities wherever they may go. The separate regions allow visitors to plan their visit to Bucks more efficiently, as it is nearly impossible to experience the entire county in one day.
The Guide also provides information about the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem. The Visitor Center displays a rotating Exhibit, featuring local Bucks County artists. Annual events, such as a Museum and Historic Site Gift Shop Sale and Student Art Contest Exhibit, are held in the Visitor Center as well. The Bucks County Gift Shop is also in the Visitor Center, featuring items that are found only in Bucks County.
The Bucks County Wine Trail (http://www.buckscountywinetrail.com) is another great reason to visit Bucks County. Information about the Trail can be found in the 2006 Visitors Guide (page 53). Bucks County is also known for its excellent fishing opportunities year-round. Pennsylvania offers a number of different tourist and resident license options, from a one-day permit to a lifetime license. For more information about fishing opportunities in Bucks County, get the Bucks County Visitors Guide.
Some more great features about the 2006 Visitors Guide include a sampling of Bucks County’s 2006 Calendar of Events. But, the best place to get the most up-to-date information about events in Bucks County is http://www.ExperienceBucksCounty.com.
A map of Bucks County is also provided at the back of the Guide. The map is complete with street names, and a grid that will help visitors locate any of the listings in the Visitors Guide. The map is also divided into the three Bucks County Regions: The Lakes Region, The Cultural Region, and The Heritage Region – making it even easier to navigate through Bucks County.
Check out Sand Castle Winery’s brand new wine-tasting room, veranda, and banquet facilities; all made to look like a real castle. Historic Bristol is celebrating the town’s 325th anniversary in 2006, and Pennsbury Manor is opening a state-of-the-art Visitors Center. The Garden of Reflection, a memorial park for the victims of 9-11 in Lower Makefield, will be completed in June 2006. Visit the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown for the Ansel Adams: A Celebration of Genius exhibit. Visit Bucks County for the Winter Festival in New Hope, February 1 – 5. And, Sesame Place will be opening a brand-new attraction in June 2006; Elmo’s World, an all-new play area with three new rides.
The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation to Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage, accommodations and attractions. For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit http://www.ExperienceBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.
Lauren Tosti, Public Relations Coordinator
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc.