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First Day Hike at Washington Crossing

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Washington Crossing State Park is one of many locations in the New Jersey State Park Service hosting a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes program. This guided walk will take you on the of the route taken by the “stuff” of the Continental Army on Christmas Night, 1776 across the Delaware River into New Jersey. Sights and stops include the Washington Crossing Bridge, the Nelson House, the Ferry Boat replica, the pedestrian bridge, overlook, the Stone Barn, and the Johnson Ferry House.

Hike Info
Interpretive Tour/Easy to Moderate ~ 1.2 miles
Children of 10 years and older with responsible adult are welcome. Bring cameras, binoculars, note pad, water and snack if desired. Service dogs and calm, well trained dogs on a leash welcome.

Meeting location: Begin at McKonkey’s Ferry Tavern in Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA (Hike will end at Washington Crossing State Park, NJ)
Meet at The McConkey Ferry Inn on the corner of Rte. 532 and Rte. 32, Washington Crossing, PA 18977. There is some parking available on Rte. 532 just after the Inn and in other public lots nearby (within a block of the site). Coming from New Jersey, the Inn is immediately after the bridge on the right.

Registration & Cancellation
Registration is REQUIRED. To register and/or for more information, call 609-737-2515.
Cancelled if conditions dangerous/icy weather/extreme cold. To check, call (609)737-2515 for message on 12/31 or early on 1/1.

These free First Day Hikes offer a great incentive to get outside, exercise, experience history, enjoy nature, and celebrate the New Year with friends and family in one of your state parks. Wear sturdy footgear and bring water and snacks. Check the weather before you leave the house and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Layers are best for exercising in colder temperatures.


Wednesday, January 1, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 United States
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(609) 737-9303
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