Day Trips: Beer, Hiking and Yardley Harvest
Looking to save money?
Check out one of these three trips you can make on one tank of gas: Tired Hands brewing company in Ardmore, Hawk Mountain in Kempton and Yardely Harvest Day in Yardley.
Tired Hands Brewing Company
- Tuesday-Sunday: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Monday: Closed
Summary: Tired Hands Brewing Co. is a small local brewery in Ardmore. While it only opened in June, Tired Hands has already gained some recognition for its beers. “Hophands,” an American pale ale, was ranked #4 on a list of the Top 6 New Beers by the Philadelphia Inquirer at the 2012 "Brew-vitational," and is almost always on tap, along with Farm Hands, a four-grain saison. That's in addition to a rotating list of beers, many brewed with some creative ingredients—including one fermented with blueberries, another made with roses, raisins and rhubarb, and an upcoming brew, Oktüberfest, made with sweet potatoes.See what's on tap here.
In addition to the eight beers on tap, Tired Hands offers "simple and satisfying" food, including duck prosciutto, house baked bread, a variety of cheeses, and a few paninis. All meats and cheeses are locally sourced within 100 miles of the brewery.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Address: 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September-November (check website for other months)
- Autumn Weekends (September-November) and National Holidays: $8 adults & seniors, $4 children 6-12
- Regular: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children 6-12Free for children five and younger
Summary: Hawk Mountain is a 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary open year round with eight miles of trails for superb hiking in any season. It's one of the best places in North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration and was recently named one of the top 10 places to watch raptors by Audubon magazine. Hawk Mountain's website offers daily updates of wildlife sightings. The sanctuary includes a visitors center and bookshop, as well a a native plant garden.
43rd Annual Yardley Harvest Day
Address: S. Canal St & E. College Ave, Yardley
Hours: Begins 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 22
Summary: Harvest Day is an authentic Fine Arts and Crafts Festival with beautiful artwork and handmade pieces offered by over 100 exhibitors, delicious food vendors and community-sponsored booths. The festival is held rain or shine and admission is free to the public.