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In this "webisode" of my series Hiking NJ we took a trip to Mercer County to visit Washington Crossing State Park. what I really loved about this location is the mix of outdoors and history right here in New Jersey.

The State Park is based right at the historic crossing that General George Washington made with his Continental Army across the Delaware River in 1776. The park has a museum and several historic buildings and a nature center. There are restrooms available.

There are several trails to hike and if you combine a few you can get a lengthy hike in. There are some elevated sections but nothing too drastic. Trails are well marked and you can get maps at the visitor center. We did the "red" trail out to the nature center and then back....about 4-5 miles.

There is plenty of parking and is about 90 minutes out of Ocean County. Make sure you visit the museum and see the displays and learn about New Jersey's role in the American Revolution.....and walk in Washington's footsteps.

 

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