Consisting of over 1700 acres of rolling woodland and open fields, Tyler State Park is divided into several interesting sections. Seen here is the road into northeastern section that leads to Schofield Ford Covered Bridge and the equestrian parking area.
The original Schofield Ford Covered Bridge was built in 1874, but in 1991 it was destroyed by fire. After several years of planning a group of concerned citizens had the bridge rebuilt, as you see it today. The bridge is open to foot traffic only and is no longer connected to any roads.
At the base of the bridge, fisherman Joe Brooks, a retired Philadelphia fire fighter, just released a large mouth bass before this picture was taken.
After crossing the creek, just down stream from the bridge, these equestrians guide their mounts along one of the many riding trails.
Here another two riders make the crossing.
From the Swamp Road entrance, the Main Park Road ends at the pedestrian causeway. This is a great place for the whole family to cool off on a hot summer day.
Sometimes just finding a cool rock to sit on is a great way to relax and unwind.
But if the kids need to burn off a little energy, then the playground is the place.
There are several picnic areas in Tyler Park with lots of tables and restroom facilities, so even on a crowded day you can probably find a spot you can have all to yourself.
Just driving through the park can have a calming effect.
The entire park is laced with hiking trails, and it would take many days to hike them all.
Canoe rentals are available during the summer months, or maybe Frisbee golf is more to the liking of the land lover.
Tyler State Park also hosts the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen's show twice a year. The craftsmen come from all over the state to display their wares.
Karen Bilak of Redbud Ridge Quilts displays her works, while William Erhardt demonstrates the art of wood carving.
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Tyler State Park straddles the border of Newtown and Northampton Townships in Lower Bucks County. It is in fact Neshaminy Creek that defines this border. Meandering through the center of the park, many of the parks activities are based around the creek. However, there are many picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, horseback riding trails, camping and other attractions that make Tyler State Park a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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