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Washington Crossing History Walk (Trenton to New Hope)

Washington Crossing History Walk (Trenton to New Hope)

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Trenton Transit Center

72 South Clinton Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08609

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Explore on foot every historic location tied to Washington's crossing of the Delaware and learn how it changed history.

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18 mile walk from Trenton to New Hope and Lambertville, NJ

Start: Trenton Transit Center

Finish: Lambertville NJ

Distance: 18-20mi

Return: carpool

Coordinator: Charles Updike

Transit: NJTransit, SEPTA

Highlights: Battle Monument, Mill Hill Park, Alexander House, Old Barracks, State Capitol, Morrisville, Yardley, Delaware Canal, Washington Crossing, Bowman Hill, New Hope, Lambertville

Autumn on the Delaware: Enjoy the stunning fall foliage along the Delaware River!

This route shadows, in reverse order, the movement of George Washington's troops in December 1776. We will pass the Old Barracks in Trenton, where the Hessian troops that Washington defeated in the critical Battle of Trenton were posted. We will venture along the Delaware Canal through Morrisville and Yardley before reaching Washington Crossing, where we will have the opportunity to cross the Delaware, tour historic buildings and take a mid-walk break. Bowman Hill is believed by some to be the location of the lookout point Washington used to prepare for safe crossing. The tower atop Bowman Hill offers an amazing view for about 15 miles around, particularly at this time of year. The New Hope Ivyland Railroad is along the way and offers fall foliage tours of the area on antique trains. We finish in New Hope and Lambertville, with their many galleries, shops and eateries. A great area for comfy overnight lodging in preparation for the next day's walk!

Carpooling will be provided for ease of return. We are requesting anyone who is attending to let us know if they would be willing to either drive back to the start or take someone who will park at the end to the start, so that we may have vehicles waiting at the end. Let us know if you are interested in helping out.

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Trenton Transit Center

72 South Clinton Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08609

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