COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE: 6/1/2021: Effective June 1 until further notice.
Outdoor programming resumes normal occupancy.
Indoor programming resumes at 50% occupancy.
Visitor center exhibit halls resume normal occupancy.
During programming, masking is not required for vaccinated visitors. Masking is required for unvaccinated visitors.
Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov for scheduled programs.
If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.
Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the
Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center encompasses 1,168 acres of forests, fields, and creeks, which provide a wealth of recreational and educational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy exhibits at the visitor center during open hours, as well as Henrys Woods, an old growth forest surrounding Bushkill Creek, which has many hiking trails.
The staff of Jacobsburg offers programs for students from preschool through college, as well as community programs focusing on outdoor recreation and the natural and cultural history of the area.
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.
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is a partner in the
Lehigh Valley Greenways, 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.
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.
Learn, Experience, Connect
Jacobsburg is committed to providing a diverse array of environmental education 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.
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1872 St. Luke's Boulevard
Easton, PA 18045