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5 Things to Do in Doylestown


Posted on October 10, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Courtesy: DelVal Michener Art Museum

Doylestown is a wonderful community full of arts, culture and history. From the vast park system to the charming shops, the town is brimming with activities you’re sure to enjoy. The following places and activities will provide endless hours of fun for you and your friends.

The County Theater

If streaming movies on your laptop is getting old, visit The County Theater. This local theater features indie and classic flicks complete with an old-fashioned candy bar. Tickets and concessions are less expensive than movie theaters showing latest films. The County Theater also features events such as Hollywood Summer Nights where they show classics starring actors such as Audrey Hepburn and James Dean. In honor of the Hollywood theme, you can dress in character and get a free popcorn. Check out their website for show times and upcoming films or like them on Facebook. The County Theater is located at 20 East State Street.

Doylestown Community Bike and Hike System

After a long day of classes, get some fresh air and take advantage of the 16 miles of trails in Doylestown for biking, walking or running. The town’s trails span vast fields and lush greenery, making for a scenic experience. Bike racks are provided throughout the town so you can make stops along the way. Take a look at the trail map and plan out your route for your next outing!

Doylestown Rock Gym Adventure Center

Keeping with the active theme, when was the last time you went rock climbing? Maybe you won’t be scaling mountains in Doylestown, but you can try your hand at indoor rock climbing at Doylestown Rock Gym Adventure Center. The rock gym is open to both beginners and more advanced climbers, and you can climb solo or bring a large group - just make sure you call with reservations. The rock gym is an inexpensive way to challenge yourself, get some exercise, and have a lot of fun. The rock gym is located at 3853 Old Easton Road. Check out their site for pricing info and fill out a disclaimer form before you go or browse their pictures on Facebook.

Doylestown Famers’ Market

Visit the Doylestown Farmers’ Market for healthy, fresh food at reasonable prices and check out the many local businesses featured there. The market is open every Saturday morning from spring through fall. Some products typically available at the farmers’ market include pesticide-free fruits and vegetables, bread, baked goods and fresh flowers. Locally handcrafted jewelry, candles and other products are also available. To see the list of vendors that are at the market, visit their website. The Farmer’s Market is located at 25 S. Hamilton Street.

Michener Art Museum

Visiting a museum is a fun way to learn, and many of them offer programs, exhibits and events. In Doylestown, you can visit the Michener Art Museum. James A. Michener was a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who supported the arts and dreamed of opening a regional museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving the art and cultural heritage of Bucks County region. Aside from special exhibitions featuring local artists, this museum has an outdoor gallery and sculptures inspired by the region’s landscape. The museum also offers student discounts on admission. Visit their website to check out the hours and featured exhibits. The museum is located at 138 S. Pine Street.

There are many great opportunities to check out the fascinating town before you. All of these exciting places, not to mention the countless restaurants and shops, are easily accessible. This is one of the many benefits of attending Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, so be sure to do some exploring!