Here’s your guide to living well in Upper Makefield. New to the area? We want to help you get acquainted. This Directory for New Residents has answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Also stop by the Township office to pick up a New Resident Packet. It’s a great reference for local information and resources.
Parks & Recreation
In addition to the Township’s Brownsburg and Lookout Parks, Upper Makefield is home to Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Delaware Canal State Park, with miles of paths for biking and walking. Nearby, you can explore Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve or take in one of the most beautiful views of Upper Makefield from Bowman’s Tower. Some locations offer year-round outdoor activities. Delaware River Canal Washington Crossing Historical Park Bowman’s Wildflower PreserveRead More
Trash and Recycling
Water, Sewer, and Onsite Septic Systems
Only a small number of Upper Makefield homes have public water and sewer services. The remaining homeowners are responsible for maintaining safe well water and sanitary septic systems. System maintenance ensures optimal operation – guidelines and a list of approved haulers are updated regularly.Read More
Weather Emergency Checklist
One of the top questions asked when people contact Upper Makefield Township offices is “What’s my parcel number?” Upper Makefield has a number of online maps. Some have multiple overlays. Some have useful search functions.Read More
History of Upper Makefield
It’s the stuff of history books: George Washington first turned the Revolutionary War around for the United States
on December 25, 1777 when he and his newly trained troops crossed the icy Delaware River from Upper Makefield
shores to defeat Hessian troops in New Jersey.