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Nearby Attractions to Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Information about Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center’s nearby attractions is available from Discover Lehigh Valley.

Explore the Area

This area is known for the slate bedrock and mining of the rock. Many communities in the area were founded by Moravian immigrants from Germany, and their heritage can still be seen in many places today. Nearby communities of Wind Gap and Nazareth offer places to shop, eat, and take in the local culture.

The Jacobsburg Historical Society operates the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum at the Henry Homestead and the Boulton Visitors Center, which are adjacent to Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Nazareth Bath Area Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Beltzville State Park

The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park features the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.

Other recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and hunting.

Big Pocono State Park

The 1,306-acre Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain and features scenic views of three states.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hunting, downhill skiing, and wildlife watching.

Tobyhanna State Park

The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake, making the park optimal for outdoor recreation.
Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. The park features 10 miles of hiking trails and five miles of mountain biking trails.

Weiser State Forest

The nearly 30,000-acre Weiser State Forest is located in the ridge and valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The forest offers many outdoor opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, camping, and even hang gliding.

Weiser State Forest contains approximately 114 of the 229 miles that the Appalachian Trail covers in Pennsylvania, four miles of which are located on state forest land.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 168 is just north of the park and offers additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers, and trails.