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Jacobsburg State Park, Nazareth

#51 of 92 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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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 visited Jacobsburg state park in the fall of 1997 as a student of environmental science at Nazareth high school to research river soil samples and study the habits of birds in the sanctuary portion ...  more »
  • Hiking, fishing, biking and wading in the streams are all things we loved to do there. I have been taking my children there since they were 3 years old, my oldest is 17 and we still enjoy the atmosphe...  more »
  • It was a beautiful day to spend with the grandkids. Ages 12 to 24. We walked two different trails with a picnic lunch in between. We all took pictures with our smart phones and talked and laughed. It ...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful place with lots of different trails. You can see lots of birds, butterflies, water, and other sights. Great for families and groups.
  • 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.
  • Awesome park. Trails are well kept, family friendly environment, and such a beautiful area.
  • Less than 2 miles round walk. Nice forest and creek.
  • 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!