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The Washington Crossing Park Association of New Jersey (WCPA) works to preserve, enhance and advocate for the park and the history it represents. Visit the Association's website at http://www.washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com .

THE PARK: The Washington Crossing State Park of NJ is the site of one of the most important events of the American Revolution—the Christmas Crossing of 1776.

Originally preserved for its historical significance, the park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. It supports an interesting assortment of plants and a splendid variety of spring and summer wildflowers. Among the most notable species of wildlife are whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, great-horned owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk and Eastern bluebird. The park is popular for picnicking, hiking, biking, kayaking, and, in the winter, for cross-country skiing.

You can visit the park's official state website here (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/washcros.html), or download a map of the park here (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/maps/WashingtonCrossingAreaMapFinalDraft.pdf).

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Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Center

Twice-monthly tours by the Historic Preservation and Education Committee of the Washington Crossing Park Association (WCPA).

Tickets are free but must be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/washington-crossing-park-association-of-new-jersey-17878783514


Phillips Farm Pond

(8 yrs. - adult) Goat Hill Overlook is an outlier of Washington Crossing State Park. The 213 acre tract sits on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River in W. Amwell Twp. and boasts commanding views of the Delaware Valley including portions of Lambertville, New Hope and areas north and west into Bucks County, PA. The tract contains extensive hardwood and mixed oak forests, open fields, numerous rock outcrops, a former diabase quarry and hiking trails. We will meet in Washington Crossing at the park pond on Church Rd and carpool to the overlook for an exploration hike. The terrain will be rugged and wet in places. Wear hiking shoes and bring drinking water. Free.

Tai Chi by the River

Nelson House - Washington Crossing State Park

Tai Chi with our steadfast volunteers and beloved teachers Lisa and Robert! They’ll be leading classes by the River for all levels on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Wear comfy clothes, no mat required.

Find us on River Drive in the lower park, in front of the main parking lot. There is no entry fee in the lower park but parking is limited so biking, walking and carpooling is recommended. CDC recommended social distancing will be in place. Classes are free, however donations are deeply appreciated!


Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center

(All ages) Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park entrance fee applies $5.00/vehicle cash only.

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Musket Firing Demonstration

Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Center

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