Providing 1168 acres of plains, creeks, and dense forest, Jacobsburg State Park has an abundance of recreational opportunities for guests to enjoy. There's a visitors center, museum, hiking trails, and several educational programs offered throughout the year. Guests looking to get out on the trails will love Jacobsburg State Park's over 19 total miles.
These trails were designed with accessibility in mind, which means guests of all abilities will be able to enjoy all the sights offered here. Guests looking to enjoy these trails should be aware that horseback riders and cyclists also regularly use the area, so its wise to keep your eyes peeled when exploring.
If you'd like to bring your doggie, they need to be on a leash about six feet in length. Make sure you clean up anything they may leave behind on the trails. If you're an angler, there's some excellent trout fishing to be found here in Bushkill Creek.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission requires all fishers to have a valid license before visiting, so make sure to pick one of these up at any of the Pennsylvania State Park's offices during regular business hours. Make sure your canine doesn't disturb other guests if you're taking them along for the trip.
One of the more popular past times in Jacobsburg State Park is hunting. During the establish season, there are almost 1000 total acres open to sportspeople looking to find that evening's dinner. Dog training is also encouraged and regularly engaged in here, provided you've gotten the requisite state licenses. Species available to hunters are deer, rabbit, and squirrel.
If you're looking to get more of an education about the park, make sure to stop by the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. This center offers free public programming and educational services throughout the year. For more info, check out the Pennsylvania State Park's website.