Nolde Forest State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $5.00
Description

Nolde Forest State Park lies on an over 650-acre plot comprised primarily of light woodlands and various tree farms. Several streams and ponds here provide excellent habitats for local trout communities, while summer educational programs offer a better understanding of flora and fauna contained within.

If you're looking to get out on the trails here, you'll be in luck, as Nolde Forest State Park has almost eleven total miles of network to check out. The trails are primarily built around original, still-standing structures from the area. For example, the Kissinger Road Trail features an old fire road that leads to a conifer plantation that has its roots back in the early 1800s.

You can also check out the Boulevard Trail, a 2-mile stretch that offers a relaxing walk under old hardwood trees. The path begins and ends at the historic Jacob Nolde Mansion, a preserved structure from 1862 that remains in its original condition to this day. Tours for the mansion are part of a broader set of hiking tours that can be booked in advance, or hopped on at the spur of the moment provided you've paid the additional fees. 

More information on the trail tours can be found at the Pennsylvania State Parks website. Canines are always welcome on Nolde Forest State Park's trails and paths, as long as they're well behaved. While fishing isn't hugely popular here, there's ample opportunity for it at Angelica Creek. This small body of water is free for all would-be fishers, as long as they come bearing proper Pennsylvania fish licenses.

As always, visitors should remember best practices when visiting with a dog or other pet. Make sure you've brought a sturdy leash, a small supply of fresh drinking water, and plastic bags to pick up any messes left behind. Several refuse bins are placed throughout the Nolde Forest State Park for this very purpose, so do your duty!

Address
2910 New Holland Road
West Reading, PA 19607
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Address
2910 New Holland Road
West Reading, PA 19607
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset