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Wildlife Watching

The portion of the center’s woodlands known as Henrys Woods is one of the most beautiful natural resources in the Lehigh Valley. Visitors enjoy hiking its 1.9-mile trail loop in order to experience the sights, sounds and coolness of the Bushkill Creek as it meanders past dramatic slate outcroppings and old growth stands of hemlock and white oak.

Because of the wide variety of habitat found in and around Henrys Woods, many birds and wildflowers may be seen, especially during the spring months.

The Wildlife Watching Area, near the Henrys Forge Historic Area, has many opportunities for close-up viewing of birds, butterflies, and small mammals found in the area.

Natural Resources

On the northern edge of the Lehigh Valley, the rolling terrain of Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is near the foothills of the Kittatinny Ridge. Habitats range from fields in various stages of successional growth to mature forests dominated by oak trees.

Approximately 2.5 miles of the beautiful Bushkill Creek and its tributary, Sobers Run, wind through the park property.

Jacobsburg’s natural resources are not only an excellent outdoor laboratory for environmental education and interpretation, but are also important to many visitors for healthy outdoor exercise and recreation.

The natural areas and open spaces provided by this public resource are becoming increasingly important in a continually expanding urban setting.