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“Great for photos”

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in New Hope
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The first time I visited, I was greatly impressed with the wealth of wildflowers and the vivid colors. The next time, a couple of years later, the Preserve wasn't in good condition -- so you might want to call first to see if it has been taken care of.

Thank Arline Z
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The parcel of land, carved out of Washington Crossing State Park, is fenced off from deer, and so is a thriving habitat of native plants. They do a marvelous job of keeping invasive plants under control and nurturing native wildflowers that are so seldom seen any more elsewhere. They give guided tours and other interesting lectures and programs. If you can hike up a steep hill, you can walk all the way up, out of the preserve, and to Bowman's Tower for a view of the river and its beautiful surroundings. But the intricate system of trails (mostly level) could keep an admirer of wildflowers busy for a whole day. This is a great place to buy native plants in the spring and fall. There's an interpretive building and restrooms. For birders, the preserve is good for warblers and thrushes, especially during migration.

Thank Princess_Fussbudget
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Preserve is one of Bucks County's hidden treasures -- a beautiful spot located just south off New Hope, it offers visitors a glimpse into the native nature of Bucks County. Whether you spend an hour or an afternoon there, you'll be glad you did. Locals: don't miss the native plant sale in the spring!

Thank Lucy M
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We've been to this park before. Its not far outside of Philly and its worth the drive. Its quiet and theres plenty to do. You can hike, picnic, fish, tour the historic buildings, walk to the top of Bowmans Tower, see the cemetery of unknown soldiers or just relax underneath a paviliion. There is a visitor center also thats for members only (which we didnt know) which we drove up to and talked to staff. They were very helpful explaining alll about the preserve. The tour is a climb if your out of shape; but if you do regular walking you should be fine. The view is well worth it from the top of the tower. However, I dont know if its open all of the time to climb up to the top because we didnt go to the tower this trip. The historic building were open to the public with a volunteer on hand to answer questions. Its a free tour through the buildings which was quite interesting. Its basically about when George Washington was waiting to cross the Delaware and stayed there until he and his troops crossed the river. So there's a lot to peak your interest if your a history buff or a nature lover. Hiking is easy for the most part. The trails are generallly flat with little to no incline. Parking is plentifull and again its free. (Im told thats unusual in Phila) You could probably get a wheelchair through most of the park with little or no effort or a stroller. Places to cook or eat your own food if you bring it. I did not see anywhere to buy food and I did not see any open bathroom facilities...I'm sure they must have them...I wasnt looking.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

To be honest with you, I was here once and not in their best season (spring). I'm sure it would have been nice to see everything in full bloom. The preserve is pretty and you can hike right up to Bowman's tower. Just be sure they are open first.

Thank Elaine R
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