- Museums & Historic Sites
- Outdoor Recreation
New Hope Outdoor Gems
New Hope is known for its eclectic downtown shopping, riverside dining, impressive theater, cultural attractions and the quiet seclusion of its many bed and breakfasts. But the small town with a big city feel also has some outdoor gems!
From a historic park and tower to beautiful meadows, New Hope is ideal for walking, picturesque views and learning about Bucks County's history.
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Relive one of the most important moments of the RevolutionaryWar in Washington Crossing Historic Park. From this site, General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey. Each year, thousands gather on December 25th to experience a reenactment of this historic crossing. The park also hosts other events throughout the year including activities to celebrate General Washington's birthday, Charter Days, Harvest Days, Sheep Shearing Days, a Memorial Day commemoration and Fourth of July celebration.
Located just a few miles away from the park,Bowman's Hill Tower was built between 1929 and 1931 in commemoration of General Washington and his army for their critical contribution to the Revolutionary War. This grand observation tower offers an expansive view of the Delaware River area. Visitors who climb to the top of the 125-foot tower on a clear day can see an amazing 14-mile view oflandscape all the way to Trenton, N.J. As the seasons change, so do the colors and visual experiences, making return trips enjoyable for guests each year.
Let your mind, heart and spirit bloom at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. Enjoy the native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees in the preserve's trails, woods, meadows, pond and creek. See spectacular views of the bird observatory or check out the visitor center with exhibits, gift shop and educational programs for children and adults.