Tyler State Park, Newtown

4.8
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Tyler State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on in Newtown and Northampton Townships, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several sections. Before becoming a state park, the land was owned by Mr. and Mrs. George F. Tyler who purchased the land between 1919 and 1928. Their first purchase was the Solly Farm, currently leased to Hostelling International at the north end of the park. The Solly House served as the Tyler’s country home until the George F. Tyler Mansion was constructed. The mansion is now the administration building of the Bucks County Community College.
The Tylers developed an Ayrshire dairy herd. In addition, they raised poultry, sheep and pigs, and had a stable of about 25 fine riding horses. The croplands were mainly used to supply feed for the livestock.
Old original stone dwellings in the park stand as fine examples of early farm dwellings of rural Pennsylvania. Some structures date back to the early 18th century. A date stone (1775) can be found on a house located by the bicycle trail north of the pedestrian causeway in the center of the park. Ten original farm dwellings are currently being leased as private residences.
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  • Enjoyed walking the trails. However, beware that the bathroom facilities have been Out of Order for quite a while and have been replaced with porta potties in the parking lot. The porta potties have....  more »
  • A beautiful park with lot's of birds and deer. The paths along the Neshaminy Creek are great for photographers. There are bathrooms and pavilions. You can walk dogs on leash. There is a nice water....  more »
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  • Beautiful park to go to. I started searching it out for photography reasons and found some great new places to try. The section I was in was very well maintained. I saw many walking trails and even a Disc Golf Course which I didn't even know it was a thing. Looking forward to exploring many more areas of the park.
  • Great place to take a walk, hike, have a picnic or bike ride. Good place to bring your dog or children to. There is both paved and unpaved trails. Beautiful creek! There is a covered bridge. You can rent canoe, kayak or paddle board. We saw horses being ridden too!

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