Pet Friendly Locations in Lehigh Valley – Jacobsburg State Park

Pet Friendly Locations in the Lehigh Valley - Jacobsburg State Park
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Video released on: July 16, 2013

Welcome to the 1,168 acre Jacobsburg State Park home to the environmental education center located at the foot of Blue Mountain in North Hampton County. It’s the only state park located in Lehigh Valley and offers fantastic programs on everything from natural and cultural history to outdoor recreation.

A highlight for many hikers is Henry’s woods, an old growth forest surrounding the Bushkill Creek. In fact, the park goes over 18 miles of scenic trails, picnic areas and exceptional fishing. Depending on the season, there is also hunting, trapping, and dog training available. And speaking of the dogs Pennsylvania parks are dog friendly. Pets can visit day use areas, take a little swim, “Princess come in the water here.” Pet owners need to be mindful of the following dogs and cats must have current rabies vaccinations and a valid license. Pet owners must stick to their best pet manners. Keep your pet leashed and in your control at all times and clean up any pet waste. Do not leave your pet unattended when you’re visiting any of the park buildings.

Beyond hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, or horseback riding, you can also explore a little Pennsylvania history why you’re here. The park was once the site where the famous Henry rifle was made. The Bolton historic site chronicles, the craftsmanship, and history of the Henry family through the Homestead and Museum which are open to the public; sorry no pets are allowed here though. The Jacobsburg national historic district lies almost entirely within the park. The historic district is also on the national register of historic places.

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