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Nearby Attractions to Washington Crossing Historic Park

Information about Washington Crossing Historic Park’s nearby attractions is available from Visit Bucks County.

Explore the Area

Washington Crossing Historic Park Located along the Delaware River, the towns around the park, like Washington Crossing and Upper Black Eddy, owe much of their existence to the opening of the Pennsylvania Canal and the trade that it allowed.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests 

Washington Crossing Historic Park is close to three state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Tyler State Park

The 1,711-acre Tyler State Park hosts trails, park roads, and facilities carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, and disc golfing.

Delaware Canal State Park

Delaware Canal State Park consists of a historic canal and 60-mile-long towpath. The park also includes a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline, and 11 river islands.

The towpath offers an opportunity for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and bird watchers to explore the outdoors. Fishing and kayaking is also popular.

Benjamin Rush State Park

Benjamin Rush State Park is located in the North-East Section of Philadelphia and is the only state park within the city boundary. The park provides visitors with an area to enjoy the natural beauty of open spaces along with the Pennsylvania woodlands, places for study, recreation, and the solace of gardening.

Opportunities for recreation include hiking, biking, radio-flying, and wildlife watching.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The park is located across the Delaware River from Washington Crossing Historic Park in New Jersey, as well as Baldpate Mountain.

Just north and adjacent to the Upper Section of Washington Crossing Historic Park is the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, which showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers, and trails.