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Jacobsburg State Park, Nazareth

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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is a 1168acre Pennsylvania state park near Wind Gap, in Bushkill Township, Northampton County in Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Jacobsburg National Historic District is almost entirely surrounded by the park. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is just off the Belfast exit of Pennsylvania Route 33.Environmental EducationThe main purpose of Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is to provide environmental education for the citizens of Pennsylvania and specifically the students of the nearby elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. Jacobsburg stays busy offering hands on opportunities to these students and their teachers with a "discovery and problem solving" approach.Jacobsburg National Historic DistrictThe Jacobsburg National Historic District is the location of the Henry Homestead, where the famous Henry rifle was manufactured. The district includes 11 contributing buildings and 34 contributing sites. Along with the staff of the Jacobsburg Historical Society the center provides a heritage education program, with classes in gunmaking and blacksmithing. Rendezvous and period military encampments are included in the center's Living History program. The Pennsylvania Longrifle Heritage Museum is located in the Henry Homestead.
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  • Wonderful Park to explore, hike, paint, photo in any season. Many of the surrounding Environment Groups run special trips.  more »
  • I love spending spring days here, great place to take the dog and walk the trails. Park is well maintained and there is an educational center not far from the parking lot. Worth a trip with the kids f...  more »
  • Jacobsburg is a wonderful place to visit. I have gone there countless times, and I have enjoyed every time I went. It is nice to be so close to nature, and Jacobsburg has a beautiful scenery. It is cl...  more »
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  • Nice park with plenty of hiking and biking trails for all skill levels. The historical information signs and buildings make for an all-around interesting place to visit. Great for an early morning walk, or an afternoon of bombing around on your MTB.
  • Great park for Mountain biking, Hiking, Walking, playing in streams, Hunting, Horseback Riding Bird Watching. Its got it all and is very close to civilization.
  • Quiet place to get away from hectic life. You can walk or ride bikes. Nice scenery.
  • Great hiking trails that give options that the entire family can participate. The environmental center is clean, and nicely done.
  • Just a beautiful park with nice trails for everyone to enjoy .. I board at the farm next to the park . Hill View Farms .. Please when you see horses on the trail to stop so we may ride by ..