Jacobsburg State Park, Nazareth

#49 of 95 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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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69 reviews
  • August 15, 2017
    This is a really terrific state park close to home. Not only are there bathrooms, but there are trails that anyone can hike, even your dog (on a leash)! There are miles of trails from very easy to mid...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    Fun and beautiful place to take a pooch on a long walk. The creek is clean and warm in the summer, and the people there are friendly and relaxed. They have a few educational signs along the path that ...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    Great place to get lost, if it wasn't for the mass amount of people! I give it an excellent rating but reall I go out doors in nature not to have to bump into tons of people and have to keep say excus...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful place with lots of different trails. You can see lots of birds, butterflies, water, and other sights. Great for families and groups.
  • June 30, 2017
    Smallish compared to a lot of PAs state parks. Trains are well maintained however and the environmental center is nice. Thee are also several picnic areas within the park.
  • July 9, 2017
    Awesome park. Trails are well kept, family friendly environment, and such a beautiful area.
  • June 18, 2017
    Less than 2 miles round walk. Nice forest and creek.
  • April 25, 2017
    So many trails to explore! Only a few minutes from the city scene and you can loose yourself in outdoor serenity or get some exercise!

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