A block from Main Street, the Delaware Canal divides the commercial core from the quiet residential neighborhood.
Walk along the shady towpath and enjoy the neighborly greetings from fellow trail users as well as from residents enjoying their yards adjacent to the path. Local residents are happy to share their bucolic town with visitors. Life is anything but dull in this lovely village. During the summer and fall, the Yardley Farmers’ Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm. Buttonwood Park creates a welcoming setting and the organizers are very creative with themes and activities. Consequently, the Market became an instant success their first year. Their second outdoor season will run through October when they move indoors for the winter.
Music on Main offers a busy schedule of live, outdoor music in downtown on Saturday evenings. The Old Library on Afton Lake is so breathtaking that it has become a favorite for local photographers and painters throughout the year. Generations have fond memories of ice skating on the frozen lake and fishing throughout the summer. For a week before Halloween, hand-carved pumpkins line the canal at night for Canal-o-ween. Visitors and residents stroll along the towpath to see the creative work by young and old, professional and amateur carvers. Visitors and residents join in the fun by carving their own pumpkins for display at Carv-o-ween on the Sunday before Canal-o-ween. The Yardley Business Association hosts several community events throughout the year, including a Beerfest, Harvest Day and the Holiday parade. Yardley is quintessentially a landmark town.
Many people work hard to make their community as inviting and beautiful as possible
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Parking is available along north bound Main Street and in public parking lots behind Main Street, accessible from Afton Avenue and Buttonwood Park (turn next to the Yardley Bike Shop.)
Old Library by Lake Afton
In 1977, the Yardley Historical Association assumed responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the “Old Library” by Lake Afton. The historic library is used as the Association’s headquarters and may be rented for weddings and other events.
The original Yardleyville Library Company was established in 1845. Samuel Slack was appointed librarian with an annual salary of $1.00. The subscription library was housed in a room over Mr. Slack’s store (the site of the present Continental Tavern).
In the 1870’s the citizens of Yardleyville erected a library building on land donated by the heirs of William Yardley who settled in the area in 1682 on land purchased from William Penn. The Yardleyville Library was completed in 1878. The building’s style, known as “carpenter” Gothic, features a steep gable roof, decorative slate work, and pointed arched windows. The design was possibly copied from an old volume of poetry.
In 1959, after the building was threatened by a proposed route for Interstate 95, several local residents donated funds for an addition in keeping with the original architectural style. The building was used as a community library until 1977, when a branch of the Bucks County Library was constructed outside of town in Lower Makefield Township.
Yardley Farmers Market is a producer only market. Our mission is to promote sustainability through focusing on locally grown and sourced produce and materials, while expanding marketing opportunities for local farmers and artisan food vendors and providing increased access to the public.
At Firehouse Cycles, we want to share our knowledge of bicycles and cycling. We are proud to be here in Yardley to service this and the greater surrounding communities. We appreciate that our customers still want to get out for an experience that they cannot find online. The community has given us a chance to succeed here and we truly enjoy giving back so that we remain another cog in the enjoyment people find living here. Our shop always attempts to be the best for the customer – this is a service business, and it is what we do best.
Firehouse Cycles is an elite dealer of Specialized bikes, apparel, components and accessories. Specialized is a US company widely recognized as one of the leading bike companies in the world.
Firehouse Cycles has built bikes for clients from a variety of brands. Some of these brands being Surly, Waterford, Gunner, Jamis, Pinnarello & Wilier. We take a great deal of pride in getting you the bike that you want and making sure it is perfectly tuned for the style of cycling that you do.
15 South Main St
Yardley PA 19067
Artists of Yardley (AOY) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community by educating and encouraging individuals to experience, appreciate and share in the arts. Established in 2004, we continue to grow with over 250 members, exhibiting professionals and all others interested in the visual arts. In 2010, AOY adopted the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm in Yardley, PA as their new home and art center. Located in the heart of Bucks County, the panoramic views of the surrounding farmland complements the organization’s aesthetic tenor.
The AOY offers classes in all media, weekend workshops and summer camps for children and young adults. Our exciting and innovative programs are taught by professional-level instructors.
Throughout the year, AOY hosts a vast array of opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public, including juried and non- juried shows along with indoor and outdoor fund-raising and social events.
The Artists of Yardley invites the community to participate. Be involved in this unique organization! Our monthly gatherings are lively and informative, a time to hear about what is going on with the group, discuss goals and plans, meet and get to know fellow artists. Meetings are open to the public and held in the AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline, and 11 river islands including the Morgan Hill group (3), Loors, Whippoorwill, Old Sow, Raubs, Lynn/Frog/Rock group, and Hendricks. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.
The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century.
The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor our loved ones and all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland in Lower Makefield Township.
The Memorial designed by Yardley architect Liuba Lashchyk AIA invites us on a walking Memorial Journey symbolizing “After Darkness…Light”. This Memorial Journey leads from sorrowful reminders of tragedy and grief towards luminous symbols of hope, Peace and Celebration of Life.
The Yardley Community Centre is a non-profit corporation, owned by stockholders and maintained and operated by a 13 member board of directors. A few years ago, the board took on the enormous task of restoring this structure. Numerous local cultural organizations hold events at the Yardley Community Centre.
The Yardley Community Centre has provided a meeting place for the residents of Yardley, Lower Makefield and Morrisville since 1851. The rear portion of the building is the original structure. This served as a meeting place for “The Sons of Temperance”, and also was used as the private school in Yardley. Tuition for this school was 35 cents per week.
In 1872, one of the first Odd Fellows Halls in the country was established in this building. The Centre was enlarged in 1878 to allow church services, fire company suppers, theatre productions and other events to take place in Yardley.
The “Cob-Web Theatre” was created in the early 1930’s when the hall was leased by Nat Burnes. The Yardley Community Centre Association purchased this building and incorporated it as a non- profit corporation in 1940.
In 1985, Bucks County Performing Arts Center was recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association and was honored with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Dorothy Mullen Arts & Humanities Award for a program that exemplified outstanding efforts in the arts among park and recreation departments. Twenty nine years later, the organization has grown in numerous directions.
Concerts are held in the historic Yardley Community Centre, mostly on Saturday evenings, and the organization continues to bring top notch performers to its stage. In 1996, BCPAC established a vital partnership with the Pennsbury School District’s “Pennsbury Partners Program (PPP)”.
For the last 16 years, BCPAC has assisted Pennsbury’s students in fulfilling the National Standards for Arts Education by bringing artists into the classroom. Bringing professional artists into the school environment enables students to recognize the arts as an authentic means of expression as part of classroom learning. Since 1996, over $300,000 in grant money has been raised for both the Arts in Education Program at the school district, and the local concert series at the Yardley Community Centre.