Thursday, April 16, 2020

Summer At The Creek ...

“There’s magic in the water that draws all men away from the land, that leads them over hills, down creeks and streams and rivers to the sea.”
                        ~ Herman Melville

The Bushkill Creek reflects summer’s beauty on a late June afternoon at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

At Jacobsburg State Park, Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.