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Pennsylvania
Southeast Region
Tyler State Park
TYLER STATE PARK
TYLER STATE PARK
101 Swamp Rd.
Newtown, Pennsylvania   18940

Phone: 215-968-2021
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Tyler State Park
'Family of Foxes'
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If youre lucky you will catch a glimpse of foxes at this beautiful park.

Tyler State Park

View from covered bridge. 2009

Tyler State Park
'Causeway'
© PD Laich

Crossing Neshaminy creek...turn left and hike the Nature Trail

Tyler State Park
'Pedestrian Causeway'
© PD Laich

Bikes are welcome here, too. Great place to picnic, fish, and soak up nature.

Tyler State Park
'On a June sunny day'
© PD Laich

Neshaminy creek is calm today with a beaming sun showing off all the vivid green foliage.

Tyler State Park
'Come to the Nature Trail'
© PD Laich

Tyler State Park
'Sun Sparkles on Tyler Dam'
© PD Laich

Tyler State Park
'Dried Up River Under A Bridge'

Tyler State Park
'Beautiful Stone Strem'

Tyler State Park
'Beautiful Fall Day'

I love taking pictures Im not a professional, but one day I hope to be one.

Tyler State Park

2009

Tyler State Park

2009

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
'You can see for miles. May, 2008'

Tyler State Park

2009

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Gorgeous Fall Day.

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
'Tyler Pavillion'
© PD Laich

Such fine picnic and covered grilling area...enjoy your meal at Tyler State Park. PD Laich

Tyler State Park
'Good Fishing'
© PD Laich

Anglers say fishins pretty good here...for trout, small and large mouth bass, and bluegill. Here is Tyler State Park. PD Laich

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. 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 interesting sections.
History of the Area
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 mansion was constructed. The mansion is now a part of the Bucks County Community College.

The Tylers developed one of the finest Ayrshire dairy herds in the county. In addition, they raised poultry, sheep and pigs, and had a stable of about 25 fine riding horses. The productive 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 1700s. You may wish to look for the date stone (1775) on the 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.

The park land was acquired by Project 70 funding and has been developed using funds from Project 500, the Pennsylvania "Land and Water Conservation and Reclamation Act." This act has provided for the planning and development of many public outdoor recreation lands including Tyler State Park. The park officially opened on May 25, 1974.
Boating
Boating: electric motors only

Neshaminy Creek offers calm, easy boating upstream from the canoe rental. The canoe rental operates daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting.


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Trails
Bicycle:

If you're riding a bicycle, remember that nearly all of the trails on the west side of the creek are hilly. Slow down and use caution on hills and around curves. Bicycle usage is permitted only on the designated (see map) asphalt surfaces.

The bicycle trails are named at each intersection. Most of the bicycle trails are over eight feet wide, paved and designed for easy two-way travel. The asphalt trails are multiple-use trails. Be a courteous and safe bicycle rider.

Picnic tables are along the bicycle trails for rest stops.

Please stay alert for horseback riders when hiking on the equestrian trails.

Horseback Riding:

Riders enjoy many miles of dirt trails on both sides of Neshaminy Creek. Please stay on established trails that are marked with equestrian symbol marker posts. Horseback riding is not permitted in the picnic areas.

Parking for horse trailers is near Number One Lane Trail in the large parking lot across from the craft center. Limited additional parking is available in the lot on PA 332 across from Spring Garden Mill, and at the Schofield Ford Covered Bridge parking lot off of Swamp Road.

Hiking:

Hikers are permitted on all trails. Gravel hiking trails to the east of Neshaminy Creek link each picnic area. If you want a longer hike, cross over Neshaminy Creek to the west side of the park via the causeway at the center of the park. There you will find most of the park's bicycle and equestrian trails.

The trails give excellent views of the park and surrounding countryside. You can take a short walk or a long hike covering many miles. Several parking lots near the outer perimeter of the park allow access to remote areas and trails.
Nature Programs
The park offers environmental education and interpretive programs which explore a wide variety of ecological, historical and environmental topics.

School group programming and teacher workshops can be arranged. Scout, church, civic and private groups can also arrange for special programs. Advanced scheduling for group programming is required.

Programs are available from September through May. For more information, contact the park office.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 27 A Great time...but a challenge
My dad took me riding early in the morning around 10:00. The horses went through the trail without many problems. However when we came later another day the horses refused to go through the gate and thus a tour guide and to push them through. It is a beautiful trail, but sometimes it can be difficult to get the horses going.
October 27 Stubborn horses but a Great RIde
I have tried going different times in the day to see at what hour the horses were more up to the trail ride. There were a few times where a guide had to pull us through. However when my dad and I went without a guide on a day when the horses were being cooperative we had tons of fun. I could not stop talking about the horse that I rode and I could not wait to go again. It is hard to get the horses onto the trail but over all a very enjoyable ride!
March 26 Cant wait to go riding again
The last time i was there i was too little to ride the horse without my mom walking it, but,even after these long years, i cant wait to go back and go riding again as a birthday present
August 5 Loved the ride! by Nat
We had absolutely wonderful time past weekend riding horses at Tyler Park Stable. Our guide, Donna, was very knowledgeable and caring. She made sure that everybody knew what to do and enjoyed their ride. If someone (newbie's) had a bit trouble with navigating their horse, she would be over right away with a help. We rode about 20 min over an hour (since couple of people were new to this and took extra time to get on going) but no one charged us extra. Trails were really nice and we enjoyed sight seeing though the park as well. My daughter rode a pony with us and she can't stop talking how much fun she had. Highly recommend!
May 10 Do not ride the horses by djg
My husband and I were very disappointed with our experience at Tyler Park Stables. Upon our arrival, the girls who work there were using foul language and seemed disgruntled. We tried to make the best of it as we left for our trail ride, but our guide had a lot of trouble with her horse. She said she had never riden that horse before; the horse gave her a lot of trouble. At one point, the horse walked off the trail into the brush and the guide fell off! We waited for her to get back on and spent a good while being patient as she tried to get the horse to move. When we returned to the stable, the older woman there was angry that we had been out for over an hour, and told us we had to pay more money!! She was extremely rude. We will not return there.
April 29 Great Big Park by Jenn
Horse trails, playgrounds, fishing, canoes for rents. Great trails for hiking and riding bikes. (paved & dirt) lots of picnic nooks Also has the covered bridge


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P & S Fishing Tackle
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A M Resorts
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Vaction Showplace Epic Resorts
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Great Golf Resorts of the Wrld
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Directions
You can reach the park from exits 330 and 331 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike; from Exit 330 follow PA 332 east from Willow Grove through Richboro and from Exit 331 follow US 1 north to I-95. Follow I-95 north to the Newtown/Yardley Exit 49, then drive west on the four-lane bypass around Newtown. The park entrance is at the intersection of Swamp Road and the four-lane bypass.

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