Showing posts with label Nazareth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nazareth. Show all posts

Monday, July 13, 2020

Water Colors ...


“Life is art, paint your dreams.”
        ~ author unknown
The poetic beauty of an afternoon in summer, my most favorite of seasons, streams through a late June afternoon in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in this painterly image.

Jacobsburg 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. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

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.

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
                               ~1819-1891

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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Barn At Jacobsburg In June ...


“June is the gateway to summer …”
             ~ Jean Hershey 
       ~ born in 1902 and living in the Eastern United States, in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, was a prolific writer of magazine articles for Woman’s Day and various gardening and houseplant periodicals.

An historic barn nestled in the beauty of a late June afternoon paints a picturesque summer scene in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

The barn is part of Boulton, an early American industrial community in the heart of the Jacobsburg National Historic District – once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made – which lies almost entirely in the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The barn was built by William Henry III circa 1821 to house grain and livestock.

Jacobsburg State 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.

For more information on the Henry family visit the Jacobsburg Historical Society’s website at http://www.jacobsburghistory.com/.