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Tinkergarten
Lehigh ValleyPA

Ages: 1 - 6

In Tinkergarten children ages 18 months through age 8 enjoy play, nature and learning all in a structured engaging environment. These parent child classes for toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children develop your child's problem solving skills and foster their love for nature during 60-75 minute weekly classes. Classes are now forming in the Lehigh Valley.

Taking place in local parks trainied and certified local leaders are pre...

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Wildlands Conservancy
3701 Orchid Place
EmmausPA 18049
(610) 965-4397

Ages: 3 - 14+

The Wildlands Conservancy is a Lehigh Valley non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of green space in the Lehigh Valley and is dedicated to educating the community about how to "create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations".  They offer educational programs all year long at numerous facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley in Emmaus, Schnecksville and Bethlehem.

 

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Jordan Creek at Covered Bridge Park
Wehr Mill Road
AllentownPA 18069

Ages: 0 and up

Covered Bridge Park offers a playground area, picnic area and allows for wading into the Jordan Creek. Families can float, and explore the creek, search for fish and other creatures. Wear water shoes or old sneakers for your visit to protect your feet while exporing the creek. 

 

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Nockamixion State Park
Mountainview Dr.
QuakertownPA

Ages: 0 and up

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. ... more»
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Crystal Cave
963 Crystal Cave Rd.
KutztownPA 19530
(610) 683-0070

Ages: 0 and up

Crystal Cave's deep under ground cave attraction is the most popular natural attraction in Pennsylvania.  Located near Kutztown it is an easy day trip. It is educational for everyone and the cool caverns make a nice place to cool off in the summer. It makes an excellent group outing or field trip.

Minature Golf is available on site seasonally.

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Ironton Rail Trail
WhitehallPA
(610) 437-5524

Ages: 0 and up

The Ironton Rail Trail is a converted railroad track. The railraod was used from 1860 through 1996 and was abandoned in 1984.  In 1996 the track was purchased and re-purposed, the track is now a paved path located just north of Whitehall. The trail is a total of 9.2 miles and includes a 5.5 mile loop. Pets on leashes are permitted. The Trail is open to bikers and rollerbladers, walkers and runners. No motorized vehicles are permitted...

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Hawk Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.
KemptonPA 19529
(610) 756-6961

Ages: 0 and up

Hawk Mountain is an outdoor location that offers, hiking, educational activities, nature exploration and more. The 2,600-acre Sanctuary offers hiking year round, the chance to see large numbers of hawks, eagles and falcons each fall, and in spring, the chance to enjoy comfortable weather, Mountain Laurel blooms, and songbirds. Yearly Membership for a family is $50, or pay daily trail rates (children under 5 are free) 

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Jacobsburg State Park and Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Rd
NazarethPA 18064
(610) 746-2801

Ages: 0 and up

Enjoy fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking, horseback riding  and more in this beatutiful state park. a full array of outdoor activities are available.  See their website for specific details and restrictions. 

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor...

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Jordan Creek Parkway
1401 Lenhert Rd.
AllentownPA 18104

Ages: 0 and up

Hiking trails, disc golf, biking trails, fishing, tennis courts are all available at this little known location off the beaten path. Close to Allentown and Whitehall this spot is a little piece of nature near the city. Cool off by splashing in the shallow creek, don't forget to bring sloppy shoes or clothing that can get wet.  Off Street parking in available in the lot.

A 32 seat pavilion with grill can be reserved for large picnics. ...

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Lehigh Nature Gap Center
8844 Paint Miller Rd.
SlatingtonPA

Ages: 0 and up

Lehigh Gap Nature Center owns  750 acres on the Kittatinny Ridge to the west of the Lehigh River and in Lehigh Gap in eastern Pennsylvania.  Much of the land was degraded by industrial pollution and is being restored using native, warm-season (prairie) grasses.

 

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  • Hiking and skiing on designated trails within the refuge (Trail Maps and Guides) – The refuge includes 13 miles of marked trails requir...
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