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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-school aged children through college students. Center staff also provides community programs focusing on the natural and cultural history of the park, as well as outdoor recreation.

The famous Henry Rifle was once made here. The Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the center property and gives visitors insight into a colonial gun manufactory.

Visitors also enjoy Henrys Woods, an old growth forest surrounding Bushkill Creek that is laced with hiking trails.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is a partner in the Lehigh Valley Greenway, which seeks to engage state and local governments and nonprofit conservation groups to promote land conservation and education.

Seasons and Hours

The center is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The center office is open 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Contact the center office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

At the foot of Blue Mountain in Northampton County, Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is reached from PA 33 at the Belfast Exit, near Nazareth, PA.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.784  Long. -75.2936

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Environmental Education and interpretation

Jacobsburg is committed to providing a diverse array of environmental education and interpretive programs. Programming is offered year round to schools, civic groups, and the community. A schedule of community programs is available at the center.

Educational programs are age-specific and generate learning through discovery and a hands-on approach. School programs can be arranged by calling the center office.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the center office.

Nearest Hospital

St. Luke's Anderson Campus
1872 St. Luke's Boulevard
Easton, PA 18045
866-785-8537

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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center