After crossing the Delaware River
on the night of December 25, 1776, General George Washington
and the Continental Army landed at Johnsons Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. Originally preserved for its historical significance, the park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. A wide variety of migrating birds use the stream and ravine as a resting place and for nesting. Many bird species winter in the park, creating a perfect location for bird observation year round. The park also is popular for picnicking and, in the winter, for cross-country skiing on existing hiking trails. Other sites of interest in the park are the historic Nelson House, The Ferry House
and an interpretive center.
Located between the Delaware River and Route 29 in west central New Jersey, northwest of Trenton.