10 Things to Do in Yardley That You Shouldn't Miss

December 21, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Yardley is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The small community of Yardley is bordered by the Delaware River and Ewing, New Jersey on the east, and by Lower Makefield Township on the north, west, and south. The population was 2,434 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Yardley

1. Arm & Hammer Park

1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611-3425 +1 609-394-3300
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Arm & Hammer Park

This charming stadium is the home of the AA baseball team Trenton Thunder.

Reviewed By bluejeanfood - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On a beautiful Sunday, September 3rd the Trenton Thunder AA affiliate of the New York Yankees hosted the Reading Fightin Phils AA affilate of the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader. My beloved Phils won both games, and while there I enjoyed the Swine Sandwich from the Case’s Pork Roll station. The sandwich was of course Case’s pork roll topped with pulled pork, bacon, and American cheese on a Kaiser roll. It was delicious and the stadium is a great place to watch baseball. Highly recommend a visit and this sandwich. Congrats to the Trenton Thunder on an amazing season

2. New Jersey State Police Museum

1040 River Rd, West Trenton, NJ 08628-2102 +1 609-882-2000 ext. 6400
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

New Jersey State Police Museum

An interesting museum centering on criminal activity.

Reviewed By happy_twin_family - New Jersey

Its not a big museum (basically 1 room of displays)- but its free and it has a police car to climb in. That makes it a winner for both mommy and the 6 yr olds! Both boys are obsessed with the armed forces. We spent about 2 hours pouring over the confiscated gun display, the videos, and of course the police car! The police car had working lights and a radio the boys could play with. That made for at least a 1/2 hour worth of fun! There is also a small gift shop (which is open from 11 AM - 1 PM) that has some fun police clothes for kids. Overall, it was worth the trip, although I would not designate it as a major destination.

3. Sesame Place

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047-1868 +1 215-752-3566
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Sesame Place

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. Beginning November 18th, the park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and light show at our giant 1-2-3 Christmas Tree. Take a train ride tour through the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Cookie Factory on the Sesame Place Furry Express, and don’t miss the fantastic Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade with music and dance moves that will have everyone dancing along and joining in the fun. Don’t miss the chance to meet Lightning, the adorable reindeer from the movie Elmo Saves Christmas. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is spending the holiday season with us. The lovable reindeer along with his friends Clarice, Bumble, will be available for photos with guests in Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.

Reviewed By nycfamgal - New York

I came here with my kids (2 & 4.) They had a fun time but I probably would not go back again. We went on Father Day weekend and it was mobbed (not to mention they were running a groupon so the line to get in was hectic. Just to give you an idea of the type of place it is-- someone stole my husbands flipflops when he was in the kiddie pool and a teen looking Dad yelled at me because he thought I was skipping the entrance line (I wasn't).

However the kids enjoyed it. We did Lunch with Elmo (they get to take pictures with the characters, my 4 year old was entranced by them but the 2 year old was scared and screaming (there were a lot of screaming kids) Food is typical cafeteria food(which it to be expected) At this age though, unless your kids LOVE Elmo, this amusement park is not too different than any other park. It is good for a one time visit, just to get pictures with Elmo but I would not come back again. Also, if you come come on a cool day. It gets very hot/ the sun is beating down on you so my kids were done after less than 2 hours.

4. Grounds For Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3451 +1 609-586-0616
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 1 reviews

Grounds For Sculpture

The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre not-for-profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in five indoor galleries. With rich educational offerings, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year-round. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. Members receive free admission year-round plus a host of other benefits. For hours, admission prices, membership information, and a calendar of events, visit us online.

Reviewed By Barbara P

Not sure how I never heard of this place but I've been twice now and looking forward to going back. Amazing grounds and gardens and interesting sculpture everywhere you turn. Both times we started by going to Ratt's Restaurant and then actually driving around to the visitors center. I've been in summer and spring and now looking forward to a fall visit. This would be difficult for someone with limited mobility or anyone in a wheelchair due to spots with uneven terrain so call ahead to reserve a guide / golf cart tour. For everyone else -- as large as the grounds are - you're walking at your speed with plenty of places to take breaks - including a few snack locations throughout the park. We've never had alot of luck following the maps but you really don't need them - and all the sculptures are well labeled.

5. Crossing Vineyards and Winery

1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18940-2607 +1 215-493-6500
Excellent
75%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Reviewed By terrifina - Pennsy

The winery is really beautifully done, with lush flora everywhere. They have invested well in the property and made it a place to admire the charming atmosphere.

The problem is it serves less than charming wine, witch is kind of why you would go to a winery in the first place, Worth a visit to see, but my guess is you won't be coming back for the libations...

6. River Horse Brewing Company

2 Graphics Dr, Ewing, NJ 08628-1546 +1 609-883-0890
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

River Horse Brewing Company

Local brewery handcrafting unique beers and offering weekend tours with tastings, plus company swag.

Reviewed By P F B - Edison, New Jersey

Small sampling area. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good tasting brews. They offer a 45 minute to tour of the brewery or you can take a virtual tour. Pints or samplers are available. You can bring food and there’s also a food truck that stops by. Some of the brews are available to take out as sixes and also growlers are available. I did find the prices of the sixes a little high.

7. Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial

1950 Woodside Road, PA 19067
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial

Reviewed By TeamMan - Princeton, NJ

It is a great thing when government and business partner with citizens to make their community a better place. Here in Lower Makefield Township they have come together to create a park, appropriately called Memorial Park, to remember the victims of 9/11.

As you can see from the photos, out of nothing (it was vacant land) they created something somber and yet beautiful to honor the specific victims from Bucks County and all those who lost their lives on that horrible day.

I have visited many other community 9/11 memorials, but this one is special.

8. Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067-5510 +1 215-968-1670
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Shady Brook Farm

Shady Brook Farm, one of the last working farms in historic Bucks County, PA, is THE place for family fun. In addition to our pick-your-own crops, great seasonal events and festivals, our Farm Market is open year ’round and stocks all your farm fresh produce, deli, dairy, and gardening needs. We carry specialty foods; gift items, and can create spectacular gift baskets. We are also home to the delicious Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream and have a kiosk featuring locally made Rose Bank Wines. Our huge nursery and Garden Center is the best place for quality trees, shrubs, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, mulch, and expert advice. Come see what we have in store for you!

Reviewed By mprewitt12 - Lexington, Kentucky

Took a group of college basketball players here to pass the time on a Monday night. Even after spending 2 days visiting NYC, many of them said this was their favorite part of the trip. The lights were awesome and the market at the end of the show was just as enjoyable. The team loved getting ice cream, hot chocolate, etc and sitting around the fire and singing Christmas songs

9. Washington Crossing State Historic Park

355 Washington Crossing Pe Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 +1 609-737-0623
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Washington Crossing State Historic Park

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

It costs $5 per car to get in on weekends - free on weekdays which favors leisure people who do not work on weekdays.. You can get the trail map at the entrance or in the Visitor Center. Our picnicking was surprisingly inconvenient. One of the picnic grounds you have to preregister for - likely for groups or large families - so we could not use it. The largest picnicking area was behind the Visitor Center .It is a very large beautiful space with many tables and at least three barbecues but nobody using the facilities, nobody sitting at the tables. The reason is - there is only handicapped parking and NO regular parking. We had to carry the supplies through the grass 200 or more meters. We did it but I can see why others do not . Totally awkward. There is a third picnic area which we discovered later where parking is close to the tables. So if you want to picnic and have a lot of supplies go to Knox Grove area.
We enjoyed our hiking but objectively the trails are poorly maintained and marked just OK. The best it is to combine a few trails -red,green,blue - to have a more substantial hike. The Nature center area offers "clockwise" and "counterclockwise" trails. Continental lane trail is probably most enjoyable if you want something simple.

10. Tyler State Park

101 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940-1151 +1 215-968-2021
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 156 reviews

Tyler State Park

Reviewed By TroutEVV - Newtown, Pennsylvania

I frequent the park often. There are no many well maintained trails. There are paved trails and some paths through the woods. The park has horse trails too. Trails are well marked. There are often events like a craft show in the fall, yoga, and fund raiser races. There is Frisbee golf and picnic areas. You take varies loops so can walk a mile, or 10 or more.

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