SENIORS ENJOY PENNSYLVANIA



Seniors Visit Perkasie

imagesA local restaurant owner told me that she and her husband were from Perkasie, PA., so this senior just had to check out the borough and learn more about it. It proved to be a neat visit and I hope that you will enjoy your visit as well.

Perkasie is 35 miles north of Philadelphia midway between Philadelphia and Allentown. Establishments in the borough early in the twentieth century included silk mills, baseballs, brickyards, lumber mills, tile works, a stone crusher, and manufacturers of cigars, tags and labels, wire novelties, etc.

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The population in 1900 was 1,803; in 1910, 2,779 people lived in Perkasie. The present population runs just over 8,500 residents. Both the town of Perkasie and Pocasie Creek come from the Lenape word Poekskossing [or Pokesing], meaning ‘where the hickory nuts were cracked.’ There was doubtless a village on the site of the present town before William Penn’s Perkasie Manor was settled.

 Seniors Enjoy Perkasie’s Parks and Downtown Area

Senior visitors can enjoy the historic town of Perkasie, with its outstanding park system and revitalized downtown. Fun Fact – Perkasie was home to a major league baseball factory which produced millions of baseballs between 1920 and 1950. Perkasie’s events calendar is always buzzing with a plethora of events in and around Bucks County.

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TripAdvisor has been there and provides senior visitors with an overview, places to stay and things to do in Perkasie. And get this, there are 84 parks and a dozen campgrounds within 15 miles of Perkasie, so bring along a picnic basket and your favorite blanket.

Perkasie Park is a private seasonal, historic facility that’s been in the Borough of Perkasie since the early 1880s and features 60 Victorian-era cottages, a historic outdoor auditorium, and other buildings located on 21 acres of open space within Perkasie Borough.

This summertime community has association members who travel from as near as South Perkasie and as far as Texas, Florida and Arizona to spend time at Perkasie Park. Hop in with me and enjoy a leisurely drive through snowy Perkasie. It is a great means to get a feel for this attractive borough.

 Seniors Find Historic Covered Bridge and Carousel

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Me, I’d want to be sure to visit the Perkasie Historical Society, founded in 1954, that strives to help preserve the history of Perkasie Borough. It cares for the four historic venues: the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, the Perkasie Carousel, Perkasie Museum and the Stout Family Cemetery.

The 1832 South Perkasie Covered Bridge is located in Lenape Park. While the bridge no longer spans the creek, seniors can enjoy it when visiting the park. The Olde Town Tavern on West Walnut Street seems to be a favorite place to dine and to enjoy the local flavor of the borough.

Perkasie is loaded with running trails, so pack your best shoes and join the crowd. Senior travelers, enjoy your visit to Perkasie . -jeb

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