Bensalem is a community in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; the township borders Philadelphia at the northeast section of Philadelphia's city limits. The township was formed in 1692, just ten years after the state of Pennsylvania was formed. Today the town is host to a number of landmark attractions, such as the Mission Center and National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, and the Mongkoltepmunee Buddhist Temple. It has been a shooting location for a number of Hollywood films like Signs (2002), Safe (2012), and the TV series Outlaw (the pilot was filmed there in 2010). Although historians strongly suggest otherwise, local legend claims that Ben Franklin performed his famed kite flying experiment at Bensalem.
Book an RV in Bucks County, and you can begin your vacation riding high in style and comfort. There are other towns that are interesting and worth visiting while you're here. Quakertown was a host for the Liberty Bell when it was being moved from Philadelphia to Allentown during the American Revolutionary War. Kutztown hosts an annual celebration of their German and Dutch culture, art and cuisine, and has done so since 1950. Lancaster was the capital of the United States on September 27, 1777, after British troops captured the city of Philadelphia and the Continental Congress was forced to relocate; the Congress relocated again to York, Pennsylvania, one day later. York has numerous well-preserved historic buildings in its downtown core, leading to its being called an “architectural museum.” Your Bensalem travel trailer rental is your passport to the history and culture of this area.
The Great Outdoors
French Creek State Park is a multi-use nature preserve consisting of lakes, wetlands, and open fields. It was previously an industrial complex but has been reclaimed and restored, becoming one of the largest blocks of local contiguous forest in the area. It has been designated an important site by the National Audubon Society and the Pennsylvania Game Commission for its role as a wildlife habitat. As such, it provides great opportunities for nature observation and photography. Visitors can also hike or bike the miles of trails, go swimming, boating, or fishing on the lakes, or enjoy other activities. Park your Bensalem camper rental nearby and combine breathtaking outdoor adventure with a hot lunch and comfortable armchair once you're done.
Nockamixon State Park is a multi-use park acting as a habitat for wildlife and migrating waterfowl and a public recreation area. It also provides environmental interpretive and education programs to the public, including pontoon boat nature observation tours. Private boating and fishing are allowed, and visitors can go hiking and biking on the park trails. Picnicking and photography are also popular activities within the park; there is a swimming pool and also a disc golf course, and cabins can be rented overnight.
Sourland Mountain Preserve is an undisturbed and uncultivated natural area managed by the Somerset County Park Commission in the state of New Jersey (just a short drive over the state line). It is a popular area for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, but also provides opportunities for photography and bird watching. The park has a varied topography with stream corridors and geological outcroppings and supports a variety of wildlife in addition to the bird species.
There are numerous RV parks and campgrounds near Bensalem, and some of them may have mobile homes or long-term guests. Your Bensalem RV trailer rental is your guarantee of a comfortable night's sleep as you explore Bucks County.
Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort is a semi-cultivated RV park with lots of tree cover providing shade and large grass areas. The park has restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a recreation hall-pavilion, and a camp store. The sites are spacious and include electrical hookups, pull-through access, and Wi-Fi. The park is open from April to November each year and offers both solo and social activities for its guests. Some sites have tent camping.
Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA is a country campground located only a short distance from the big city. It has a dog park and a swimming pool, and guests can enjoy fishing, horseshoes, a kids playground, and much more. There are bathrooms and a laundry room, a camp store, and a pavilion. Some sites have tent camping, and there are rental cabins.
Exploring The City
There is lots to see and do in and around Bensalem, no matter what your age. One amusement park that has been here for several decades has a Sesame Street theme but incorporates characters from many different and popular kids' shows and movies; it also has rides, a water park, and shows. There is food available, but guests are allowed to bring in their own food and have a picnic. There are museums and historic churches, breweries and a comedy club, and more. Don't forget that RV vacations are unique and there is nothing quite as exciting as cruising the highways in your Bensalem RV rental; do it at least once before you return the keys.
When the dinner bell rings, Bensalem answers with a flurry of cuisines and establishments; some of them are big-name chain restaurants, but most are locally and independently owned. One gastropub located inside a casino has a custom-built rotisserie bar that will inspire any appetite. Service is good and the food also; customers eating here should try the pork schnitzel. A local seafood restaurant also serves ribs and chicken wings in a small but cozy dining room; the mom 'n' pop eatery is relaxed and friendly, and the service is good. Guests can also ask for takeout and enjoy this food in the comfort of their Bensalem luxury RV rental, sitting outside under a star-filled sky.