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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  • I have been going to Jacobsburg State Park for many years. I've ridden my horses here -- there are miles and miles of scenic trails. It's a wonderful place to ride. I also walk my dog at the park, too...  more »
  • The park, an environmental center, is perfect for all outdoor activities. It also joins with the Jacobsburg Historical Society property. Historical information of the area is provided. The park is hea...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Trails to hike,bike,walk,horse back creek to explore,wildlife,picnic . Tours at times . Or just relax . Also real close historic Henry rifles around 1798 began making long rifles at area site . Rich in american history . Structures still remain . Some . Enjoy
  • I know 90% of these trails like the back of my hand. Its great for a state park and educational center. The horse dung is the only negative about it. Mountain biking is fun and plentiful here. Hiking is equally plentiful. You can easily spend 2 hours biking, 5 hours hiking, or all day fishing. Easily the best outdoor space in the lehigh valley
  • Great place for a walk on the forest. Thanks for keeping these lands in prestine shape.
  • This place is great for individuals and the whole family. The are all types of trails. There are busy trails and secluded trails. All are welcomed...walkers, runners, hikers, bikers and even horses.
  • Great place! Trails are well maintained and dogs are allowed.

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