Exploring Tyler State Park (Newtown, PA)
Tyler State Park (Newtown, PA)
Recently I found myself just north of Philadelphia in Bucks County. Since I was already up there, I thought it would be fun to check out a new park and see what I saw. I spent about 2 hours at Tyler State Park and walked between 4-5 miles. Some of Tyler State Park is a paved trail, some is grassy, muddy, and rugged terrain. It truly has a bit of everything.
At the 1,711 acres of Tyler State Park, there are plenty of runnable paths and it would be a good spot to run if you’re in the area again. In addition ot the nature trails, there are picnic areas, and swimming area in Neshaminy Creek.
At Tyler State Park, many of the trails are paved which can be used for biking too. During my time at Tyler State Park, I saw bikers, walkers, hikers, and even horseback riders. In fact, when I stopped to let a horse pass, it licked me.
I enjoyed all of the different surfaces at Tyler State Park. I wanted to test out my Hoka Speedgoat Midis on new surfaces so opted to wear them. They were great for all-terrain including pavement, dirt, grass, and muddy water (my feet stayed dry when I sunk into a few inches of mud).
At Tyler State Park, it starts off walking across a dam. It’s all paved and people were fishing as well.
While there isn’t a lot of drastic elevation change at Tyler State Park, there is some.
At Tyler State Park, we walked through huge fields as well. I thought perhaps it could be used as a cross country course too. Maybe it has been.
Even found some “creatures” at Tyler State Park
I also thought it would be funny to try and fit into this tree that had fallen and was hallowed out. Why, I don’t know.
There is even a beautiful covered bridge in the middle of Tyler State Park as well.
In all, Tyler State Park was a quiet, fun, hike. If you are in the area and looking for something relaxing to do, I recommend it. There is so much to do even if you don’t choose hiking. I would love to go at the swimming area.
You can see all hikes here.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite low key park?
Have you ever been horseback riding?
I did when I was much younger.